8/3/2004 - Lantronix, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTRX) announced five of its products are the first of their kind in both the console management and device networking markets to be certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), meeting the federal mandate for incorporating the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as specified by the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197. The products include SecureLinx SLC Console Manager, ActiveLinx Secure Console Servers (SCS820B/1620B and SCS3205/4805) as well as the company’s SecureBox device servers (SDS1100 and SDS2100). Lantronix is the first and only company to offer a full range of secure devices that address both IT and non-IT, or “edge” products (i.e., bar code scanners, thermostats, factory machines, scales, blood analyzers, security systems) that include the highest level of security protection in communicating over networks or the Internet.
For the first time, products are available that enable integrators servicing both government agencies and the private sector to deliver certified solutions for securely connecting serial devices to a network or securely managing data centers. Now government IT specialists and integrators can deliver the highest-level security solution available to their government customers – quickly, easily and confidently.
Background on NIST and AES Encryption
AES is the highest level of encryption available to the public. It is currently used by government agencies (including the United States military) and is migrating to the private sector (including financial institutions and medical facilities) and other organizations that want to protect personal or sensitive data from computer hackers. In October 2000, NIST announced their certification of AES based on FIPS 197, and in May 2002 AES became a government mandate, making it compulsory that all U.S. government organizations have certified systems in place to protect data transmissions. Government technology integrators and contractors are now pursuing NIST certification for that extra edge to be included in any government IT purchases. More information can be found at: http://csrc.nist.gov/.
“The demand for highly secure data communications is a must-have, and we are pleased to not only deliver the highest quality networking devices but the most secure networking solutions to our commercial and government customers,” said Chris Humphrey, vice president of marketing, Lantronix. “In fact, Lantronix and its partners are in a unique position as the only current provider of NIST-certified console management and device networking products to take full advantage of the market opportunity to serve government agencies as well as the private sector — in which the federal government strongly recommends or has mandated NIST AES encryption certifications for network data communication.”
Lantronix Console Servers
Lantronix’ console servers provide secure access to a wide variety of IT and data center equipment, including Linux, Unix or Windows ® 2003 servers, routers, switches, firewalls, PBXs, UPSs and building-access devices. By providing centralized, secure local and remote access to a broad range of equipment, IT professionals can manage their local or dispersed assets more quickly, efficiently and cost effectively . They are able to use console servers to monitor, manage and troubleshoot nearly anything in the data center rack, from anywhere, at any time — even when servers or networks are down. While government IT managers want to take advantage of the benefits of remote management, they also must be concerned with meeting data privacy and network security regulations. The SCS and SLC console management products are the first to meet both needs.
Lantronix Device Servers
Lantronix’ SecureBox device servers enable most any device with a serial port (RS-232, RS-422/485) to connect to Ethernet networks. This capability gives companies a scalable method to connect equipment without the need for a server or gateway or additional software or configuration changes. Devices such as barcode scanners, message displays, scales, factory floor automation equipment, laboratory equipment, security systems, HVAC systems, etc. can all be connected to provide centralized secure access and control.
Pricing and Availability
Lantronix’ SecureBox device servers and SecureLinx SLC Console Manager and ActiveLinx Secure console servers (SCS820B/1620B and SCS3205/4805) are available now. For more detailed technical information, pricing or to find an authorized reseller, please visit the company’s web site at www.lantronix.com or contact Lantronix at 800-526-8764.
About Lantronix, Inc.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) provides technology solutions that deliver Net IntelligenceTM, helping businesses remotely manage network infrastructure equipment and rapidly network-enable their physical electronic devices. Lantronix connectivity solutions securely link a company's electronic assets through the network, allow access to business-critical data within each device and convert that data into actionable information. With this new intelligence, companies can achieve greater efficiencies, reduce resource consumption and proactively transform the way they do business. The leader in device networking and secure remote management solutions, Lantronix was founded in 1989 and has its worldwide headquarters in Irvine , California . For more information about the company, visit www.lantronix.com.
Lantronix is a registered trademark of Lantronix, Inc. SecureBox, SecureLinx, and ActiveLinx are trademarks of Lantronix, Inc.
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