I've got a terminal server set up in a data center that also serves as a console server. This console server only accepts regular telnet requests. To this server are a bunch of routers and switches connected with console cables. For example, to connect to a router I telnet to the server's public IP-address and a port. I need this action to be taken place from the webbrowser: telnet://ip-address which will open an external terminal application on my PC.
It is not unknown that telnet is an incredible nonsecure communication protocol. My question therefore is: how do I telnet to my console server via a webbrowser in a secure way? If I force my webserver to do this via HTTPS, will this be secure enough?