The rapid growth of digital data has put immense pressure on data centers to evaluate their security initiatives. At Raritan, we make sure that security is top of mind when engineering our products. Our full-line PX intelligent PDUs are equipped with latest network security protocols, the most diverse options for user authentication and management, and leverages best in class data encryption methods. Our iPDUs are continuously updated in order to provide the safest deployment experience while meeting the increased network security requirements in high-risk environments.
If a device is on a network, a set of security measures must be in place to protect the equipment, its data and the network it is connected to.
At Raritan, we take PDU rack-level security seriously given our 30+ years of pioneering experience in IT and data center management. We monitor US-CERT for reported security vulnerabilities to keep our customers secure. To see all PX intelligent PDU innovations visit — http://www.raritan.com/ap/products/power-distribution/intelligent-rack-pdus.
Encryption: As rack PDUs are connected to management networks and even to the production networks, it is critical that any and all data sent or received by the PDUs are encrypted. We only enable secure encrypted communication by default — HTTPS and SSH. We use the strongest encryption in the industry as in:
Password Policies: With all the security measures available and implemented, passwords remain the most critical component of security. We provide several ways to ensure passwords are strong and current.
Firewall: Rack PDUs are accessed over the network for various reasons ranging from simple data collection to critical alert notifications, and even power control. With systems and users needing access from various segments of the corporate network, it is critical to keep unauthorized access completely out through the following means:
Defense in Depth: Rack PDUs play a critical role in managing the power infrastructure and servers, using the PDUs remote power control functionality. Therefore, it is essential to protect against network breaches. We have implemented several security measures that keep the rack PDUs one step ahead of these threats:
Certificates: X.509 digital certificates ensure that both parties in a secure connection (TLS) are authorized users. As rack PDUs are increasingly accessed over public networks, having valid certificates protect against man-in-the-middle attacks. In order to make this process as efficient as possible, Raritan rack PDUs support two major types of certificates: