Uplogix RMOS v4.3 adds additional security for government applications

Hardened cryptography part of making Uplogix appliances FIPS 140-2 compliant for secure federal agency and military applications.

Austin, Texas (September 20, 2010) – Uplogix, the leading provider of remote network management automation, today announced the availability of its Remote Management Operating System (RMOS) v4.3 software platform, bringing new functionality and improved usability to the network automation platform.
The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) designates requirements for hardware and software components used by federal agencies and departments. With the v4.3 release, Uplogix meets the requirements for FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The enhancements made in the release to the already-significant security features in RMOS meet or exceed government standards for the protection of data and information captured and stored by Uplogix appliances. Additional improvements to the physical appliance itself include tamper-evident seals and visual obstructions.
“FIPS 140-2 compliance is not all that common in the network management space,” said Mike Marshall, Uplogix vice president of products. “A deep understanding of network security and compliance plus a commitment to our federal customers led us to pursue the designation. We look forward to receiving the final certification in the coming months.”
In addition to the FIPS features, RMOS v4.3 delivers additional functionality and improvements for automation of network infrastructure: 
  • Future Proofing | New IPv6 support allows Uplogix to support IPv6 addressing schemes. While IPv6 deployment is still in the early stages, Uplogix appliances are ready for the increasing adoption of the internet protocol.
  • Expanding VSAT Support | The addition of an advanced driver for the SpaceTrack antenna system expands the suite of enhanced support for antenna controllers, along with improvements to existing advanced drivers for SeaTel antennas and iDirect satellite modems. 
  • Packet Capture | New functionality for capturing of data packets crossing the network gives Uplogix appliances additional data for automated management of network devices. In addition to existing service level verification (SLV) testing done by the appliances, packet capture aids in uncovering root causes of network problems, identifying security threats, and ensuring compliance.
  • NX-OS Support | Uplogix is a Registered Cisco Developer, and with RMOS v4.3, delivers additional advanced support for Cisco. For appliances deployed in data centers, the NX-OS support brings network automation to high availability operations.
  • Easy Out-of-Band Connections | A new single-click dial from the Uplogix Control Center feature makes it easier than ever to connect to Uplogix appliances over an out-of-band channel with one-click access. 
  •  In addition to the software update, there are new options on the hardware platforms. Both the Uplogix 3200 and Uplogix 430 appliances are now available with the option for a solid state drive, and the 3200 is available with an optional fiber network module.
RMOS v4.3 is available now on all new appliances. Customers wishing to upgrade should contact Uplogix support at www.uplogix.com/support.
Uplogix will be showcasing RMOS v4.3 at Cisco Networkers – Mexico in Acapulco from October 6-8 in the Cisco Partner Pavilion, and Technet Asia Pacific in Honolulu from October 26-28.

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Uplogix provides the first fully integrated local management solution. Our co-located management appliances automate routine administration, maintenance and recovery tasks—securely and regardless of network availability. In comparison, traditional network and systems management depends on the network, uses multiple tools, and remains labor intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator everywhere, all the time.Uplogix is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.uplogix.com.

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