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Arula Systems Announces New Multiport Management Appliance; Cerebus x32 Doubles the Number of Console Ports Managed and Features New Customer Driven Functionality.

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SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba.
, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 4, 2001

Arula Systems, providers of solutions for access, monitoring and remote management of devices over the Internet, today announced the immediate availability of a new multiport mul·ti·port  
Having, relating to, or being a system of multiple ports for injecting fuel separately into each cylinder of an engine.
 secure remote management appliance, Cerebus x32. Arula's newest remote management solution enables management of 32 target devices, doubling the capacity of Arula's Cerebus x16, while maintaining Cerebus x16's sleek 1U chassis.

"Cerebus x32 provides our customers with a management appliance that will meet the growing need for secure remote management of their data centers," said Murrali Rangarajan, president of Arula Systems. "Cerebus x32's new features combined with the increased number of target devices it can manage makes this Arula's most cost-effective and competitive product offering yet."

Service providers and corporate IT staff will find Cerebus x32 the ideal management appliance for their heterogeneous network (networking) heterogeneous network - A network running multiple network layer protocols such as DECnet, IP, IPX, XNS.  environments. With Cerebus x32, they can manage a broad range of devices including servers, routers, firewalls and load balancers securely and remotely over the Internet, saving them trips to the data center.

Arula Cerebus x32

Cerebus x32 provides secure, Web-based, out-of-band access for up to 32 target devices from any Internet browser See Web browser. . In addition to doubling the number of target devices managed from existing Arula products, Cerebus x32 has several new features:
-- Increased User Authentication Security - Cerebus x32 can now be configured
as a RADIUS client and to accept user-installed certificates.

-- Modem Connectivity - Cerebus x32 features an onboard modem for emergency
remote access when the network has failed.

-- ArulaCLI - Cerebus x32 includes a new command line interface (ArulaCLI) for
access via scripts.

Cerebus x32 also retains the features that have kept customers coming back to Arula product family:

-- Remote Management - Access, monitor, administer and

troubleshoot up to 32 target devices from any Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example,, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you.

anywhere in the world, while consuming only one (1) IP


-- Collaborative Management and Training - Allows simultaneous

port access - 10 users per port at any one time - up to 50

total users.

-- SecureChat(TM) - Enables simultaneous users to collaborate on

device management and training activities.

-- Get History - Provides users with up to 16KB (contained within

a maximum of 999 lines of text) of recent console history to

assist with debugging (programming) debugging - The process of attempting to determine the cause of the symptoms of malfunctions in a program or other system. These symptoms may be detected during testing or use by real users. .

-- Encryption The reversible transformation of data from the original (the plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (the ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys.  Security - 56-bit (standard) or 128-bit (optional)

Secure Socket Layer (SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) The leading security protocol on the Internet. Developed by Netscape, SSL is widely used to do two things: to validate the identity of a Web site and to create an encrypted connection for sending credit card and other personal data. ) handshake handshake - handshaking  protocol and RC4


Pricing and Availability

Cerebus x32 is available immediately. An improved version of Cerebus x16 with all of the new features mentioned above is also immediately available.

For pricing information, please contact Arula Systems via email at

About Arula Systems, Inc.

Arula Systems, Inc.(TM) provides compelling, end-to-end, secure remote management solutions. Arula solutions are plug and play, easy to integrate, customizable, and scalable. The solutions can be rapidly deployed without any custom client application software or customization of the devices being managed. Arula Systems is a Hewlett-Packard (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
:HP) spinoff and has secured venture financing through Gabriel Venture Partners and private investments from industry leaders. Arula is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit the company's website at

Export Notice: Arula Cerebus x16 model CB2016-128 and Cerebus x32 model CB2032-128 contains 128-bit encryption software Encryption software is software whose main task is encryption and decryption of data, usually in the form of files on hard drives and removable media, email messages, or in the form of packets sent over computer networks. . Export of this product is restricted under US law. Information is available from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration at

Arula, SecureChat, Cerebus x16 and Cerebus x32 are trademarks of Arula Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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