BMC and IPMI vulnerabilities and security best practices
A potential security flaws in the Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs), also known as service processors, and the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocol have been exposed by recent analyst studies. The Avocent® solutions effectively address these security vulnerabilities related to the BMCs and IPMI with its latest Avocent MergePoint™ Embedded Management Software, Avocent® Universal Management Gateway and OEM offerings.
Many potential security vulnerabilities often quoted in IPMI and BMCs are merely functions of poor configuration. These misconfigurations occur due to a lack of awareness and/or poorly designed firmware for the BMCs.
Download this white paper to learn:
- Best practices for configuring existing BMCs on your network
- Learn why the BMCs from leading vendors are not susceptible to these threats.
- Learn how using out-of-band management networks for your IPMI/BMC effectively address needs for security, triage, configuration and troubleshooting.