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Secure System Administration

One of the most widely used applications of Secure Shell-based products is to replace the unsecured login protocols, Rlogin, Telnet, and FTP, with secure alternatives. The Tectia client/server solution is based on SSH Secure Shell, used worldwide for secure system administration.

Figure 5.2 shows a typical Tectia environment for secure system administration. In this example, the managed servers reside in the perimeter network (DMZ), and the system administrator connects to them over the Internet using Tectia Client. In this scenario, Tectia Client software is installed in the system administrator's workstation and the Tectia Server software in the managed server.

Secure system administration with Tectia client/server solution

Figure 5.2. Secure system administration with Tectia client/server solution

Unlike the competing Secure Shell-based products for secure remote administration, Tectia provides also centralized management with Tectia Manager. This eliminates the need for local on-site configuration and maintenance, since Tectia Manager can be used to centrally manage Tectia Client, ConnectSecure, and Server. Tectia Manager helps company IT to reduce the operating costs related to software and configuration management, and offers advanced monitoring capabilities from a central location.

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