Live from ISE 2017: Boxilla emerges for large-scale enterprise deployments

In Amsterdam this week KVM specialist Black Box has unveiled Boxilla, an enterprise-level KVM and AV/IT system management platform featuring a centralised command centre, providing ease of use and security. Black Box EMEA & APAC Marketing Director Winfried Schultz told SVG Europe, “what Boxilla does is look at a heterogeneous system environment, where you have dedicated IP and virtualisation, and basically it can find all the devices you have there.

“You might have six devices of one kind and you want to run a software update. You can actually run a batch command and it finds all the devices and makes sure they are all up to date. It has system administration; it has error-finding; and it also has performance management.”

KVM and AV/IT system management professionals face increasing complexity associated with diverse infrastructures and multiple types of end points including physical or virtual machines, applications and networks. Boxilla’s ability to manage high-performance KVM, KVM over IP, virtualised end-points, and various AV/IT devices on one centralised command centre, empowers administrators to manage multi-environment KVM and AV/IT deployments using a web-enabled and common user-interface.

Centralised upgrading sends firmware updates over the network. In addition, the configuration of various devices can be centrally backed up and restored, eliminating the need for a technician to go to each device to upgrade firmware or restore the configuration.

Boxilla captures all the end points in the system and can detect if hackers are trying to break in. In addition, it quickly identifies refused login or unauthorised login attempts so users know if they are being targeted for hacking. It then correlates that information and gets it back to the administrator quickly and efficiently. If security is compromised, the right people will know it in real time, getting detailed information within about 90 seconds of the event.

It is easy to navigate centralised management, monitor frame per second rate, network latency, dropped frames, bandwidth usage, and user response times. It actively keeps logs of user connections reporting on who’s connected to whom. It also enables device management by providing information on things such as an overloaded network switch, bandwidth usage or device status to address potential problems before they happen.

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