Keyboard, Video and Mouse, or KVM, switch devices have been around since the dawn of the computer age. With a KVM device, a user can connect multiple physical computers and their associated network interfaces to a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. In the modern world, where virtualization (like the other KVM) is the norm, it might seem odd that there’s still a need for physical KVM.
As it turns out, there are still multiple use cases, such as in U.S. Defense agencies. Technology vendor Belkin is now releasing a new Secure DisplayPort KVM switch specifically geared for the demands of highly secure network environments.