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CPI eConnect(R) PDUs Include Security Features, Benefits for Data Center Intelligent Rack Power Distribution

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2016) - Chatsworth Products' (CPI) intelligent eConnect® Power Distribution Units (PDUs) not only monitor power availability, energy consumption of individual IT equipment and provide environmental monitoring, but also address new challenges in security.

The overall rack power distribution market grew 4.7 percent, year-over-year, with the intelligent versions being significantly higher than that, according to a 2015 report by IHS Technology. As the need for data center infrastructure management (DCIM) continues growing, data center managers are making the shift towards intelligent rack PDUs.

With the rise in intelligent rack PDUs, comes new challenges in security. CPI's eConnect intelligent rack PDUs address security in several different ways:

  • Onboard Web Interface -- supports HTTPS protocol, which uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to transmit and encrypt data.
  • Centralized Management Software -- provide support for Standard Network Management Protocol (SNMP) version 3, which supports authentication and Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption.
  • Text Based/Serial Communication -- supports Secure Shell (SSH), which provides remote login and other network services for secure operations.
  • Local Display/Remote Interface -- Local Display should be used for monitoring only, while remote interface should be left for users to manage and control power, thresholds and more.

For additional security and accountability, eConnect PDUs maintain an exportable log of all major events, such as threshold violations, configuration changes and power control operations. eConnect PDUs also feature CPI's new patent pending Click Secure Technology, which allows locking outlets to prevent accidental disconnections.

Overall, intelligent rack PDUs address several challenges in modern data centers. To keep equipment safe and secure, security features should be included on PDUs. CPI's eConnect PDUs include security features to protect your technology investment.

For more details about the security aspects of intelligent rack power distribution, read the article in the recent edition of Electronics Protection Magazine by Ashish Moondra, CPI Senior Product Manager of Power, Electronics & Software. Also, visit CPI's power web page.

About Chatsworth Products
At Chatsworth Products (CPI), it is our mission to address today's critical IT infrastructure needs with products and services that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communication technology. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization that will give you a competitive advantage. At CPI, our passion works for you. With over two decades of engineering innovative IT physical layer solutions for the Fortune 500 and multinational corporations, CPI can respond to your business requirements with unequalled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. Headquartered in the United States, CPI operates from multiple sites worldwide, including offices in Mexico, Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CPI's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Asia and Europe.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information, CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2016 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, CUBE-iT PLUS, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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