may, 2020

2020wed27may10:30 am11:00 amMoved OnlineLuke TaintonLoRaWAN Gateways as Remote Access Servers: Designing a secure remote access solution for branch office network devices10:30 am - 11:00 am Birmingham Event Organized By: School of Computing and Digital Technology Event type:ComputingGlobal events:Birmingham


Event Details

Multi-Tech Systems, an IT hardware company specialising in the Internet of Things and niche networking hardware, required a replacement solution for their ageing and problematic out of band management offering using analogue modems. The networking industry has changed drastically since modems were commonplace and many companies expect companies such as Multi-Tech to provide modern solutions to their problems. In preparation for the design stage, research into the area of network management was conducted to investigate the different approaches that are available to remotely manage networks, the systems and protocols that can be used to accomplish this, and the potential issues with managing networks in each of the approaches. A Kanban-style agile development methodology was used to develop a cost-effective solution that used Multi-Tech’s Conduit LoRaWAN gateway product as a remote access server to gain access to a network device such as a switch or router. The proposed solution allows network engineers to gain easy remote access to networking equipment via SSH in the event that primary management systems become non-operational. Testing proved the security of the new system alongside the improved reliability it exhibits, whether the administrator is connecting from a local network or another country. The solution offered by this project is suitable for use in a production environment with some minor improvements, which are discussed at the end of this report but include some changes to the SSH server to allow for independent operation and the installation of additional security systems to protect against attack.


(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 11:00 am Birmingham

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