Perle Systems, a global provider of advanced Ethernet over fiber and secure device networking solutions, today introduces 10 Gigabit Ethernet Managed Media Converters. In an environment where network security is critical 10GbE Managed Media Converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing 10GbE link over multimode or single mode fiber.
On a corporate LAN where security is crucial, features such as SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS are provided to encrypt session data, ID’s and passwords from someone “snooping” on the network. In addition, Perle Managed Media Converters support the authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA.
“These are the security features used when managing corporate firewalls, switches and routers,” says John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems. “It should be expected that this protection is also available in a Managed Media Converter.”
Perle 10G Media Converters come with two pluggable transceiver ports that support fiber to fiber, copper to fiber or copper to copper media conversion. These ports allow for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of 10G transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFP+ and XFPs.
Perle offers over 790 models of Managed and Unmanaged Media Converters to transmit 10BaseT, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet over fiber. All Perle Media Converters use high-end components and have an on-board microcontroller to deal with link error detection and recovery. Perle also supplies a Lifetime Warranty as a standard feature across all major product lines.