About NetPalace

NetPalace

GoldNet Netpalace is the best tool to control various terminal access devices and all the network elements. This tool can play a big role for NMS (Network Management System) responsibilities to unify configuration of network elements of various vendors. Also, it will provide access management with different levels. so, this tool will be great for any telecom/PAP companies which configure their network via Telnet or SSH protocols to prevent any user unintentional errors.

Here is a summary of GoldNet NetPalace functionalities:

  • Recording history if all the changes are applied on network elements, which helps troubleshooting or rollbacks.
  • Users can save configurations they make for further references.
  • Defining multiple access levels for employees based on their position or responsibility.
  • Supports SSH, Telnet, RDP, VNC
  • Multi-platform supported (Java based)
  • Multiple Internet explores supported (IE, Firefox, Chrome…)
  • Handling requests from all the users to route them to the desirable destinations via the selected protocol automatically.

NetPalace Topology

NetPalace Topology

SSH Protocol

SSH (or Secure SHell) is a protocol which facilitates secure communications between two systems using a client/server architecture and allows users to log into server host systems remotely. Unlike other remote communication protocols, such as FTP or Telnet, SSH encrypts the login session, making it impossible for intruders to collect unencrypted passwords.

SSH is designed to replace older, less secure terminal applications used to log into remote hosts, such as telnet or rsh. A related program called scp replaces older programs designed to copy files between hosts, such as rcp. Because these older applications do not encrypt passwords transmitted between the client and the server, avoid them whenever possible. Using secure methods to log into remote systems decreases the risks for both the client system and the remote host.

Why Use SSH?

Nefarious computer users have a variety of tools at their disposal enabling them to disrupt, intercept, and re-route network traffic in an effort to gain access to a system. In general terms, these threats can be categorized as follows:
  • Interception of communication between two systems — In this scenario, the attacker can be somewhere on the network between the communicating entities, copying any information passed between them. The attacker may intercept and keep the information, or alter the information and send it on to the intended recipient.
    This attack can be mounted through the use of a packet sniffer — a common network utility.
  • Impersonation of a particular host — Using this strategy, an attacker's system is configured to pose as the intended recipient of a transmission. If this strategy works, the user's system remains unaware that it is communicating with the wrong host.
    This attack can be mounted through techniques known as DNS poisoning or IP spoofing.
Both techniques intercept potentially sensitive information and, if the interception is made for hostile reasons, the results can be disastrous.
If SSH is used for remote shell login and file copying, these security threats can be greatly diminished. This is because the SSH client and server use digital signatures to verify their identity. Additionally, all communication between the client and server systems is encrypted. Attempts to spoof the identity of either side of a communication does not work, since each packet is encrypted using a key known only by the local and remote systems.

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