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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Packet De-duplication and Time-stamping 1U appliance

Niagara 5002 support up to 4 10G segments for De-duplication, Times-tamping and Sophisticated Load Balancing

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Packet De-duplication and Time-stamping 1U appliance

Niagara 5002 support up to 4 10G segments for De-duplication, Times-tamping and Sophisticated Load Balancing

Interop, Las Vegas, April 2nd, Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced the Niagara 5002. The Niagara 5002 is a 1U network appliance that performs: time stamping, de-duplication and flow based/flow-load, load balancing.  The de-duplication will eliminate duplicate copies of packets, generated as result of TAP placed at redundant paths.  The Niagara 5002 time-stamping capabilities and high resolution come to support performance monitoring tools, event recording and QoS appliances used in datacenters, corporate networks and financial market.

"De-duplication and time-stamping are very specific features that are required for special applications and topologies.  Due to the high speed processing and high accuracy requirements, the Niagara 5002 is a perfect solution as it comes as a standalone appliance and can be installed on demand," stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "Through the addition of round robbing session based load balancing and the ability to look at the passenger packet when packets are tunneled, multiple low bandwidth tools can be connected to a high speed link and share an even load of traffic.”

The Niagara 5002 provides 5.7ns granularity and is meant to run in conjunction with a broad range of applications, including security, performance monitoring, networking forensics, lawful intercept, data center server appliances.

Main Features:

  • Time Stamping at 5.7ns granularity
  • De-duplication at 10Gb rate
  • Session based round robin load balancing
  • Multiple Tunnel handling capabilities
  • 1U dual redundant power supplies

Availability
The Niagara 5002 will be presented at the Interop show in Las Vegas, April 1st -3rd at booth #850. The product is in Beta testing and available for evaluation.  Production is scheduled for end of Q2 2014.
For pricing information, please contact the Interface Master’s sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow the link: http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/packetmaster/niagara-5002-de-duplication-and-timestamping-network-visibility.html

About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Networking visibility at Gigabit, 10GbE and 40GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances.  Flagship product lines include PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems.  Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

ADARA and Interface Masters Technologies Showcase Breakthrough AXIS Switch at Interop Las Vegas

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ADARA and Interface Masters Technologies Showcase Breakthrough AXIS Switch at Interop Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop -- ADARA Networks®, a global software company in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space, today announced that it will showcase its new, production-ready, ADARA AXIS Switch at the Interface Masters Technologies booth at Interop Las Vegas, April 1 - 3, 2014. Delivering industry-leading cost-efficiency, scalability and performance, the ADARA AXIS Switch is designed to advance SDN adoption in enterprise data centers. It integrates ADARA's end-to-end SDN software with Interface Masters' high-capacity switching platform, the Niagara 2948-12XL-OCP, which is based on the feature-rich Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II switch chip.

"The ADARA AXIS Switch is based on the leading switch silicon and the most advanced solid state architecture. It underlines ADARA's industry-leading end-to end SDN software—OPEX tunable choreography and orchestration, SDN controllers, hypervisor controllers, cloud controllers and network services virtualization stack which replaces nearly every middleware box," said Eric Johnson, Chairman and CEO, ADARA Networks. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the new breakthrough switch and discuss the benefits of SDN alongside the Interface Masters team at Interop this year."

"The ADARA AXIS Switch delivers an industry best system in architecture, features and in value-added capabilities," said Ben Askarinam, CEO, Interface Masters Technologies. "We are excited to have the ADARA team in our booth to discuss the industry's leading highest density and most comprehensive SDN switch platform."

For information about the ADARA AXIS Switch System, visit Booth 850 at Interop Las Vegas.

About ADARA Networks
ADARA Networks is the industry leader in Software Defined Networking, Virtual Computing, and Networking.  ADARA SDN is an entire Physical + Virtual (P+V) ecosystem; End-to-End, (Data Center, Network, Small Office, Home and Mobile User), Production-ready, for Service Providers and Enterprises of all sizes, and verticals. ADARA SDN seamlessly works with any and all 3rd party SDN and legacy products. ADARA SDN empowers customers to simultaneously and optimally financially engineer their profits while operationally managing their enterprise.  ADARA SDN delivers autonomic, dynamic management of services, virtual, and physical infrastructure management.  ADARA SDN enables customer to create any policies, ADARA SDN dynamically creates and enforces rules and configurations, and enforces Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance.  For more information, please visit: http://www.adaranetworks.com.

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ADARA to Demonstrate Breakthrough AXIS Switch at Open Networking Summit

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ADARA to Demonstrate Breakthrough AXIS Switch at Open Networking Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Networking Summit -- ADARA Networks®, a global software company in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space, today announced that it will demonstrate the new, production-ready, ADARA AXIS Switch at the Open Networking Summit, March 3-5. Delivering industry-leading cost-efficiency, scalability and performance, the ADARA AXIS Switch is designed to advance SDN adoption in enterprise data centers. It integrates ADARA's end-to-end SDN software with Interface Masters' high-capacity switching platform, the Niagara 2948-12XL-OCP, which is based on the feature-rich Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II switch chip.

"ADARA's AXIS is a breakthrough switch and SDN system with no equal in the marketplace," said Eric Johnson, Chairman and CEO, ADARA Networks. "It delivers the lowest latency, fastest production forwarding, highest VLAN scalability, greatest energy efficiency, and most feature-rich and port-dense switch on the market."

The ADARA AXIS Switch is based on the leading switch silicon and the most advanced solid state architecture. It underlines ADARA's industry-leading end-to end SDN software—OPEX tunable choreography and orchestration, SDN controllers, hypervisor controllers, cloud controllers and network services virtualization stack which replaces nearly every middleware box.

"Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II Ethernet Switch silicon delivers a strong foundation for SDN-capable switches," said Sujal Das, Director, Product Marketing, Broadcom Corporation. "Using Broadcom's OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA) software, companies like ADARA are able to quickly develop and bring to market OpenFlow 1.3.1 compliant, high performance and scalable solutions."

"Interface Masters is proud to partner with ADARA to create the industry's leading highest density SDN switch platform, complete with a network operating system and network stack designed specifically for the Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II switch chip," said Ben Askarinam, CEO, Interface Masters Technologies. "The combined solution delivers an industry best system in architecture, in features and in value-added capabilities."

For a demonstration of the ADARA AXIS Switch System, visit Booth 102 at the Open Networking Summit.

In addition to highlighting the ADARA AXIS Switch System and ADARA's SDN capabilities for the data center at the Open Networking Summit, ADARA is also showcasing customer SDN deployments to improve WAN quality of service. ADARA Chief Software Architect Karthikeyan Subramaniam will present customer case studies on WAN optimization as part of the Technology Track on NFV-SDN Strategy, 4:00-6:30 PM, on Tuesday, March 4.

About ADARA Networks 
ADARA Networks is the industry leader in Software Defined Networking, Virtual Computing, and Networking.  ADARA SDN is an entire Physical + Virtual (P+V) ecosystem; End-to-End, (Data Center, Network, Small Office, Home and Mobile User), Production-ready, for Service Providers and Enterprises of all sizes, and verticals. ADARA SDN seamlessly works with any and all 3rd party SDN and legacy products. ADARA SDN empowers customers to simultaneously and optimally financially engineer their profits while operationally managing their enterprise.  ADARA SDN delivers autonomic, dynamic management of services, virtual, and physical infrastructure management.  ADARA SDN enables customer to create any policies, ADARA SDN dynamically creates and enforces rules and configurations, and enforces Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance.  For more information, please visit: http://www.adaranetworks.com.

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Broadcom Announces Open Switch Pipeline Specification Targeting Growing SDN Application Ecosystem

OpenFlow 1.3.1Compliant Reference Platform Enables Scalable, High Performance Applications on Widely Deployed Switch Architecture

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Broadcom Announces Open Switch Pipeline Specification Targeting Growing SDN Application Ecosystem

OpenFlow 1.3.1Compliant Reference Platform Enables Scalable, High Performance Applications on Widely Deployed Switch Architecture

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Networking Summit, 2014 -- Broadcom Corporation(NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the OpenFlow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA) v1.0 specification, software and API, the industry's first openly published implementation of physical switch hardware pipeline abstraction for the Open Networking Foundation's (ONF) OpenFlow 1.3.1 Switch. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

OpenFlow, one of the methods for implementing software-defined networking (SDN), enables a standardized way of delivering a centralized, programmable network that can dynamically address changing application requirements. The OF-DPA v1.0 specification, software and API can be used to implement popular use cases such as network virtualization, multi-tenant networks and traffic engineering with higher scale and performance. For more details, view Broadcom'swhite paper, "Engineered Elephant Flows for Boosting Application Performance in Large Scale CLOS Networks."

"The openly published OF-DPA specification, software and API exposes OpenFlow compliant programming constructs over Broadcom's StrataXGS® Ethernet Switch Series," said Ram Velaga, Broadcom Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network Switch. "By mapping the OpenFlow 1.3.1 pipeline to high bandwidth and high density switch silicon like the StrataXGS Trident Series, we are enabling SDN applications to achieve high performance and scale."

The OpenFlow Switch in the ONF 1.3.1 specification defines a pipeline that contains multiple tables, each table containing multiple flow entries. The OpenFlow pipeline processing defines how packets interact with these tables. The OF-DPA v1.0 physical switch hardware pipeline abstraction is an implementation of the OpenFlow 1.3.1 Switch optimized for Broadcom StrataXGS Ethernet Switch devices.  The OF-DPA v1.0 software and API enables OpenFlow 1.3.1 agents and controllers to access multiple tables implemented in Broadcom switch devices. The intent is to facilitate general availability of production-quality OpenFlow 1.3.1 switches from OEM and ODM vendors as well as provide a reference platform for use by end users and in academic and industrial research networks.

"OpenFlow multi-table-based programming of the switch hardware can enable implementation of important dynamic provisioning use cases at scale and help lower OPEX," said Akio Iijima NEC Corporation's Chief Product Architect, Converged Network Division. "The open nature of the Broadcom OF-DPA solution and implementation on open switch hardware designs can foster a rich ecosystem of multi-vendor switches.  Such switches can be managed by advanced OpenFlow Controllers such as the NEC ProgrammableFlow Controller."

"Big Switch Networks is excited to support Broadcom's OF-DPA initiative because we believe it energizes both the bare metal and open SDN ecosystems," said Rob Sherwood, BigSwitch Networks Chief Technology Officer, "OF-DPA provides open programmable access to 'fast-path' packet-forwarding hardware and is the perfect complement to our Open Network Linux and Indigo SDN agent open source software stack."

Broadcom's OF-DPA v1.0 reference platform includes a comprehensive OpenFlow 1.3.1compliant specification, software and API for the Broadcom physical switch hardware pipeline abstraction, and an application development kit.  The OF-DPA v1.0 software and API can be used with any OpenFlow 1.3.1 agent and controller and is layered over Broadcom'scurrently available switch software development kit (SDK). The reference platform also includes a turnkey package with an open source reference agent (based on Indigo 2.0) on ODM platforms and hardware systems based on Broadcom-contributed OCP Open Switch Specification. The turnkey package is integrated with the open source RYU OpenFlow 1.3.1 Controller.

OF-DPA Version 1.0 Key Features

  • Provides an ONF OpenFlow 1.3.1 compliant switch pipeline and APIs for modifying and querying flow table (e.g., Layer 2 table, Layer 3 table, access control list table) and group table entries, as well as for configuring ports, queues, and VXLAN overlay logical ports.
  • Includes OF-DPA v1.0 specification, API library, application development kit, and programmer's guide, all released under the Apache 2.0 license.
  • Supports SDN use cases including virtual tenant networks (VTNs), network virtualization using overlays, and traffic engineering.
  • Future OF-DPA versions are slated to support additional Broadcom switch features required in service provider and carrier class applications.

Availability

For more information on Broadcom's OF-DPA specification, visit http://www.broadcom.com/products/Switching/Software-Defined-Networking-Solutions/OF-DPA-Software

For more information on Broadcom's Software-Defined Networking solutions, visit

http://www.broadcom.com/products/Switching/Software-Defined-Networking-Solutions

Beta version of OF-DPA v1.0 software is available now from GitHub with the generally available (GA) version expected in March, 2014.  The following switch platforms are supported by the OF-DPA v1.0 reference platform turnkey package - the T3048-LY2 switch based on StrataXGS Trident+ from Quanta and the OCP Open Switch Specification (draft) compliant switch system Niagara 2948-6XLM-OCP based on StrataXGS Trident II from Interface Masters Technologies.

The following OF-DPA related demonstrations will be displayed at the 2014 Open Networking Summit:

  1. Broadcom will present a workshop at the developer track on Open SDN Stack. The workshop will cover how to use OF-DPA in an open hardware and software environment (Visit ONS - Developer Track to learn more)
  2. Big Switch Networks will be demonstrating OF-DPA running in Open Network Linux
  3. Adara Networks will demonstrate use of OF-DPA and StrataXGS Trident II for performing Infrastructure Orchestration and VNF Service Choreography in Multi-tenant Datacenters.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, and the Connecting everything logo and StrataXGS® are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU.  Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Official Partnership Program

Interface Masters to Increase Partners Network Visibility by Integration of their Innovative Solutions

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Official Partnership Program

Interface Masters to Increase Partners Network Visibility by Integration of their Innovative Solutions

RSA Conference - San Francisco, CA, February 25th, 2014 - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in high speed networking and network visibility systems, today announced their official partnership program, the Visibility Alliance Program (VAP).  Interface Masters Technologies complements the Application and Monitoring appliance market by offering innovative network visibility solutions.  The goal of this program is to partner with companies that will be able to mutually increase the value of the partnered companies Application and Monitoring products by providing a combined turnkey solution.

Hardware tools are continually being added to data centers to keep up with the constant demand and growth.  With the addition of tools, networks become highly dense and as a result begin to become not as efficient. To keep up with the growth and to ensure that each tool is efficiently being used, the intricacies that may slow down a network need to be addressed. Network Visibility is optimizing the environment around network tools so they do not affect network performance and can be fully utilized. As a result of better visibility, it becomes easier to make network decisions and lower strain on the bandwidth.

Interface Masters targets the Network Visibility market with a wide product line including:  Network TAPs to send copies of traffic to out of band appliances, Bypass Switches, connected to Inline appliances, that will protect the network and redirect traffic if the inline appliance fails and PacketMasters (Network Packet Brokers) that perform aggregation, mirroring, filtering ,load balancing and Deep Packet Inspection of network traffic.

The market this program is going to focus on is the Application and Monitoring market.  Using application appliances, network architect can have a better view of what is happening on the network to pinpoint where and how to maintain a healthy network.  These tools will also help analyze and monitor end-user experience, and speed network and application troubleshooting.  Some of the products that this market focuses on are: Wan Optimization, Network Performance Management and Application Performance Management. Monitoring appliances allows for traffic to stay secure so that companies can ensure data flowing in and out of the network is not compromised.  These types of products include: Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Firewalls, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Web Filters.

Partners:

“We are excited to kick off the Alliance initiative as it will provide better solution, better support and higher value to mutual customers,” stated Matthew Butrimovitz, Marketing Manager of Interface Masters Technologies, “teaming up with the appliance vendors will enable Interface Masters to test and evaluate the interoperability between the systems which will lead to higher quality and customer satisfaction.”

“We are excited to work with Interface Masters and show a broader audience the benefits of the Riverbed Performance Management product family,” said Frank Rubio, Strategic Technology Alliances, Riverbed Performance Management, Riverbed Technology. “Together, we will help give customers solutions that help end users overcome the challenges of application performance.”

“Palo Alto Networks is pleased to team with Interface Masters,” said Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development of Palo Alto Networks. “Working with Interface Masters and using the Interface Masters Bypass Switch, we are able to deliver increased network visibility and ensure high availability and network connectivity protection for end users.”

“As customers want to deploy an Untangle, Internet Content Control (ICC), into larger networks, we have partnered with Interface Masters to create the visibility fabric to do this,” says Joe Lowry VP Business Development, Untangle. “Utilizing a Network Packet Broker to load balance the traffic, opens new and much larger opportunities, where network administrators need an ICC to diagnose and resolve internet traffic problems.”

“By offering innovative network access solutions, Interface Masters adds incredible value to our customers WAN Orchestration deployments,” said Kevin Suitor, VP, Strategy & Corporate Alliances, Exinda. “This scalable solution for maintaining uninterrupted network connectivity is key to maintaining a healthy and efficient network.”

VAP

If you would like to join the VAP partnership, please contact Matthew Butrimovitz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or, come visit us at RSA in San Francisco at booth number 1939.

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet network access and network connectivity solutions that integrate with monitoring systems, inline networking appliances, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMastersspecialized 10GE internal server adapter cardsSmart NICsManaged switches10 Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Active Bypass and failover systems that increase network visibility capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters is located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

About Riverbed

Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) is the network security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks’ platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks’ products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks’ products are used by more than 9,000 customers in over 100 countries.

About Untangle

Untangle, a network software and appliance company, provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available today. Designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small, Untangle’s award-winning software now ships on easy-to-deploy appliances. Untangle’s proven network software solutions are installed in nearly 40,000 organizations, protecting more than 2 million people and their computers. With its try-before-you-buy approach, Untangle enables organizations to take control of their network within minutes and at no risk. Untangle is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About Exinda

Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN optimization and Network Control solutions. Exinda enables organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN optimization and Network Control solutions that intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 3,000 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive.