| If there is a problem with a device such a server or a router,
and traffic cannot flow through the network, you need an alternate
path to reach the network nodes even when the network is down. Management
using independent dedicated channels is called OBM.
OBM provides accessibility when an alternate path is needed to
access the network nodes. In addition, OBM can provide coverage
to many pieces of manageable equipment or intelligent devices
that may not have a direct network connection to the data network,
such as uninterruptible power supplies, PBX phone systems and
intelligent thermal controls. For some of these intelligent devices
that are not networked OBM may provide the only support and management
For mission-critical networks, in-band management tools are not
enough. You need a secure remote emergency network access path
to manage and troubleshoot when the device is not on the network,
the device is not network manageable or the data network is down.
That is the benefit of OBM console management.
OutPost Sentinel’s Emergency Network Specialist (ENS 8)
and Cyber Command Center offer a suite of both in-band and OBM