-- New Raritan IP-Reach offers anytime, anywhere access to servers for less. --
Las Vegas, (November 18, 2002)— Raritan, the leading provider of KVM and remote management solutions for access and control of servers and other network devices, today announced a new, more cost-effective digital KVM access over IP solution with the introduction of the IP-ReachT M series. Available in January, the IP-Reach M series comes in 1- and 2-port user models and will carry suggested retail prices of $2,795 and $3,795, respectively.
"IT professionals have always wanted the flexibility of anytime, anywhere access to their servers. Until now, this was a cost-prohibitive option for many data center managers," said Bob Pollack, vice president, sales and marketing, Raritan. "With IP-Reach, data center managers will benefit from secure over IP access across the room, across the building or across the world. Now, they can enjoy the enterprise-class capabilities of the IP-Reach M Series at an entry-level price."
The IP-Reach M series provides multi-platform, BIOS-level, KVM console access to multiple servers over IP. Models feature 128-bit SSL encryption, dedicated modem port, and real-time performance adaptation to bandwidth constraints, in a 1U form factor. For users with multiple IP-Reach products, Raritan's new Navigator feature enables one click access to easily view real-time port status of all IP-Reach products in their data center operations. The M series is also SNMP-enabled so users can interface with their remote management software.
IP-Reach is an ideal solution for anytime, anywhere Web browser access to servers connected to Raritan's Paragon, Z-Series™ or MasterConsole™, or to KVM switches from other vendors. The M series is the newest member of Raritan's Reach line of remote access products that includes the TR Series (formerly TeleReach), Cat5 Reach and FiberReach II. These products enable secure, Web-based, remote access to any analog KVM switch, and feature intuitive navigation, easy connections, and seamless management when deploying multiple units.
According to Pollack, Raritan views IP-Reach as a more reliable solution than remote access software, which requires an agent running on each target server. "Remote access software may be the 'buzz' in the industry. But, our hardware-based solution of Paragon with IP-Reach gives the remote user direct access to hundreds of servers for total control, from GUI applications to BIOS-level troubleshooting, maintenance, and even rebooting. More importantly, this solution provides out-of-band access so servers are available even if the network is down," he said.
About Raritan (Raritan.com)
Raritan, based in Somerset, N.J., is a leading provider of products for managing IT equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it. Raritan's highly reliable and responsive IT management solutions – based on KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches, serial console servers, management software and remote connectivity products – enable companies to proactively monitor and manage system health and vulnerability, as well as troubleshoot, access and repair faults from anywhere, at anytime. This simplifies and accelerates data center work processes – improving service uptime and staff productivity. Raritan's solutions are used to manage more than 50,000 data centers and other IT sites around the world. Raritan also serves the OEM market by developing advanced, hardware-based, remote-management components based on digital KVM-over-IP and IPMI technology. Founded in 1985, Raritan is celebrating more than 20 years of technical innovation. Raritan has 36 offices worldwide, and its products are distributed in 76 countries. For more information, please visit Raritan.com.
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