PowerTerm solutions now offer Kerberos support.
Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to provide
strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key
The following diagram illustrates the process:
Kerberos Benefits include:
- Enables secure authentication and data stream encryption for Telnet.
- On Windows 2000 and higher if there is no configuration file, PowerTerm
automatically imports configuration information from windows.
- Provides DES and 3DES encryption.
- Can be configured to use Windows XP Pro and Windows 2003 server-issued
credentials when ticket-granting-ticket (TGT) is needed.
- Allows mutual authentication, data-stream encryption, ticket forwarding,
and renewal capability for connections to Kerberos-Telnet.
- Can configure sessions to allow for application-specific settings.
- Supports encrypted, timestamp pre-authentication.
- Supports one ticket cache with the file storage method.
- Includes Kerberos Manager for ease of credentials management and realm
- Simplifies deployment with realm configuration settings file.
The Kerberos protocol uses strong cryptography so that a client can prove its identity to a server (and vice versa) across an insecure network connection. After a client and server have used Kerberos to prove their identity, they can also encrypt all of their communications to assure privacy and data integrity as they go about their business.