August 06, 2015

Lantronix SLC™ 8000 Advanced Console Manager Implements FIPS 140-2 Compliant Security Protocols

Company Provides Enhanced Levels of Security for Sensitive Applications Including Government, Finance and Healthcare Environments

Irvine, Calif. – August 6, 2015Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) – a specialized networking company providing smart IoT and M2M solutions – today announced a new software version for its SLC™ 8000 advanced console manager that is compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2. FIPS 140-2 is a security standard for IT systems that is mandatory for U.S. and Canadian government and military applications that use cryptographic-based security. This robust encryption is also suitable in finance, healthcare and other commercial applications where protection of privacy is critical.

“The impact of big data, the BYOD phenomenon and the rapid emergence of the Internet of Things have converged to create tremendous opportunity, but also significant security concerns. Cyber criminals are more collaborative and sophisticated than ever – which makes the SLC 8000 and its FIPS compliance even more compelling for us as a reseller and for our clients,” said Ed Floyd, Vendor Alliance Manager for En-Net – a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to public sector entities, including BAE Systems, FBI, NIH, DoD and John Hopkins University. “As a Lantronix partner and reseller of products including the SLC 8000, FIPS compliance is a significant step in opening up new revenue opportunities for our team, in particular in key market sectors where protecting sensitive data is paramount to the solution.”

“In line with our strategy of providing critical management solutions with sophisticated levels of security, this addition of FIPS140-2 compliant firmware expands market opportunities for our premier SLC 8000 Advanced Console Manager,” said Kurt Busch, president and CEO of Lantronix “Today, the average cost of a single data center outage is nearly one million dollars, creating a nightmare situation for IT teams tasked with maintaining 24/7 reliability. At Lantronix, we are dedicated to providing secure management products that reduce data center downtime and provide scalable, secure and cost-effective solutions for ever-demanding and changing IT environments of all sizes.”

The Lantronix SLC 8000 – Industry’s First and Only Modular Console Manager

The Lantronix SLC 8000 advanced modular console manager provides in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment locally or from anywhere over the network. An optional dial-up modem or cellular gateway is also available to provide out-of-band access if the network is down. This reduces downtime and increases response efficiency so that IT incidents are resolved quickly and with minimal or zero network disruption. The modular form factor of the SLC 8000 console manager allows easy scalability allowing users to reduce their total cost of ownership by simply adding or replacing modules as needed, while providing flexibility to support a custom combination of serial console interfaces.

The SLC 8000 Advanced Console Manager also:

  • Reduces operating costs and security risks by eliminating the need for truck rolls or on-site interventions.
  • Provides multiple layers of out-of-band access including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, dialup and cellular technologies.
  • Simplifies service deployments and balances CAPEX and OPEX with its modular design.
  • Enables custom “mix-and-match” configurations with USB and RJ45 device port modules.
  • Minimizes cable clutter with software-reversible device port pins.
  • Protects management interfaces with authentication and FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption.
  • Simplifies service deployments with quick expansion and customization.
  • Increases testing productivity and efficiency as a DUT (“device under test”) aggregator.
  • Integrates seamlessly with the Lantronix vSLM™ central management software.

Free 30 Day Trial

Lantronix offers a free, no obligation 30 day free trial for the SLC 8000, as well as for other select IT Infrastructure Management products. To request a free trial, please visit and submit the SLC 8000 Free Trial form. IT professionals can also conduct a test drive of the SLC 8000 through our free, fully functioning online demo. For more information or questions about the free trial, contact [email protected].

How to Buy

The new Lantronix SLC 8000 is available for purchase worldwide, with pricing starting at an MSRP of $1,530 for an eight port model with a single AC power supply. Higher port and power supply configurations are also available. The new Lantronix SLC 8000 can be purchased through the Lantronix global network of distribution channels and reseller partners, directly from Lantronix at, or by calling toll free (800) 422-7055. For more information on the new SLC 8000 or general questions on any Lantronix products or services, please contact [email protected].

About Lantronix

Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a specialized networking company providing M2M (machine to machine) and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions. Our products deliver secure connectivity, device management and mobility for today’s increasingly connected world. By networking and managing devices and machines that have never before been connected, we enable our customers to realize the possibilities of the Internet of Things. Founded in 1989, Lantronix pioneers robust, intelligent and easy to deploy solutions for mission critical applications in a wide range of industries, including data center, medical, security, industrial, transportation, retail, financial and government. Lantronix is headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices in Europe, Asia and Japan. For more information, visit

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