Lantronix Announces Web-Based Console Management Software

By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | May 2, 2002 | Print this Page

Lantronix has announced ConsoleWorks, console management software that provides a central control panel for management of network equipment via a Web browser.

The company says ConsoleWorks is meant to work with its line of console servers to manage equipment distributed throughout medium- and large-sized organizations. ConsoleWorks will offer real-time access to distributed equipment through a common Web browser. The application will captures and log console output from network-attached devices, scan the output, prioritize each event for display, and notify administrators or perform automated actions, based on pre-determined rules.

ConsoleWorks will come in three versions : Workgroup, Departmental, and Enterprise. The new versions of ConsoleWorks are initially available for Solaris and Windows platforms, and are compatible with enterprise management tools such as HP OpenView, Computer Associates' Unicenter and BMC's PATROL.

According to the company, future plans for the ConsoleWare product line include a component that will enable users to manage and configure both local and distributed console servers used in large-clustered applications such as server farms.

The company has set late May for release of the new product. Depending on the size of staff or network infrastructure, a scalable, customizable version of the software is available to address specific needs.