Out-of-Band access provides the crucial access to your IT assets in an event that your traditional means of access are not available via a management network. Traditionally, Out-of-Band access is done by using analog lines and analog modems, via a console server where assets are connected.
However, as technology evolves, the traditional Out-of-Band access method is facing more and more obstacles.
Analog lines are expensive. Prices are currently ranging from $30 to $50 per analog line per month.
VoIP technology is taking over traditional analog lines. On the other hand, in the event of power outages analog lines will be available while VoIP servers are down.
Recent laptop models don’t have integrated modems, so external modems such as USB modems or USB adapters will be required.
PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) systems are likely to become obsolete within just a few years.
The Solution? Cellular Out-of-Band Connectivity.
Cellular Out-of-Band is cheaper than analog lines, and can range from just $5 to $10 per month per device. Prices may be even lower – possibly less than a dollar per device – depending on the individual company’s relationship with carriers.
Simple and easy to deploy. Being ready-to-connect just requires configuration of the built-in cellular out-of-band settings.
Secure connection options such as SSH and HTTPS, and additional security options such as VPNs and firewalls.
More integrated options such as SMS and alerts.
Not restricted to hard lines, so it’s convenient to access remotely from anywhere.
Cellular Out-of-Band connectivity provides high-speed and secure access to the remote locations from anywhere, anytime, and gets you access to your routers, switches, rack UPS systems, rack PDUs, network equipment, and more.