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Digi International Adds SSHv2 Feature To PortServer® TS Products

New Features Provide Secure Network Serial Connectivity At Lowest Price-Per-Port

(Minnetonka, Minn., April 16, 2002) - Digi InternationalÒ, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII), the leader in Connectware, wired and wireless hardware and software connectivity solutions, today announced advanced new security and diagnostic capabilities for the PortServer TS line of terminal server products that are available to customers immediately as a free Flash ROM update.

New product features include SSHv2 security, the most up-to-date implementation of Secure Shell, a secure replacement for telnet. Using strong encryption and authentication, SSH protects against unauthorized interception of LAN traffic (or “sniffing”). This latest version of SSHv2 addresses the security flaws found in SSHv1.

Other PortServer TS enhancements include PPP support, which enables easy-to-configure modem connections from Windows or Linux-based PCs, using standard dial-up networking. With PPP, a network administrator can dial into a PortServer TS from anywhere in the world, to remotely monitor and reconfigure network equipment.

The Port Buffering feature allows network administrators to capture a running log of data sent from servers and routers, for later review. Because network equipment is frequently installed without video displays, these logs become critical diagnostic tools. PortServer TS has been certified “Solaris Ready” by Sun Microsystems, ensuring ease of installation and compatibility with Sun equipment.

Available in 8 or 16-port desktop and 16 port rack configurations, the PortServer TS product line connects serial ports (such as the management ports found on Sun servers and Cisco routers) to Ethernet networks. PortServer TS allows network managers to securely and efficiently maintain network resources, resulting in improved uptime and lower costs.

“By adding these features to the PortServer TS products, Digi now offers secure, reliable network serial connectivity at the lowest price per port,” said Burk Murray, vice president of marketing for Digi International. “With these enhancements, Digi is able to meet a rapidly growing customer need for secure, scalable console management solutions.”

“Our constant focus on product improvements demonstrates our commitment to providing Digi customers with best-of-breed technology solutions for the terminal server market,” added Joe Dunsmore, president and CEO of Digi International.


About Digi International
Digi International, based in Minneapolis, is the leader in Connectware, wired and wireless, hardware and software connectivity solutions. Connectware network-enables the essential devices that build business. Digi markets its products through a global network of distributors and resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Press Contacts

Jan McBride, Digi International
(952) 912-3473
[email protected]

Lauren Mistretta, Ogilvy Public Relations
(312) 397-6050
[email protected]

Financial Contacts:
S. (Kris) Krishnan, Digi International Inc.
(952) 912-3125
[email protected]

Don De Laria, Digi International Inc.
(952) 912-3126
[email protected]

For more information, visit Digi's Web site at www.digi.com, or call 800-344-4273 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).

All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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