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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Niagara TAP Family headlined by Industry-First 40G Link Aggregation TAP

Interface Masters Full TAP Family of Network Monitoring products includes 1G,10G and 40Gb Fiber TAPs, and Link Aggregation TAP Systems

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Niagara TAP Family headlined by Industry-First 40G Link Aggregation TAP

Interface Masters Full TAP Family of Network Monitoring products includes 1G,10G and 40Gb Fiber TAPs, and Link Aggregation TAP Systems

San Jose, California, October 30th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in network Monitoring solutions, today announced completion of its full TAP family marked by the announcement of the Niagara 3231, an industry-first 40G single segment Link Aggregation TAP System. The family supports an array of 1G, 10G and 40G Passive TAP and Link Aggregation TAP options. The flagship Niagara 3231 consists of a Link Aggregation TAP segment which possess full 40 Gigabit monitoring capabilities. The TAP system supports multiple TAP methodologies as well as Multi-Mode fiber (SR) and Single-Mode fiber (LR) media configuration for 40Gb speeds. The system architecture is designed for flexibility, enabling Niagara 3231 to operate in various modes including split TAP, aggregation TAP and packet injection. Additionally, the system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools. The full TAP family headlined by Niagara 3231 is designed to integrate with IDS/IPS, Sniffers, Analyzers, Probes, Firewalls, QoS, UTM, Traffic Management and Enterprise IT security appliances.

"Interface Master’s is pleased to lead the TAP market into next generation monitoring with its new 40G Link Aggregation TAP System to ensure maximized visibility into high speed networks,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “With a versatile TAP family available with passive, active, multi-speed and multi-segment options, combined with our PacketMaster technology, we are positioned to provide complete, one-stop solutions at an industry-best price performance point.”

The Niagara TAP Link Aggregation Series, including Niagara 3231, provides key features including:

  • Split TAP and Link aggregation TAP support
  • Packet Injection capabilities
  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss
  • 1 Gigabit Copper (RJ45), 1 gigabit Fiber (SX or LX), 10 Gigabit Fiber (SR or LR) and/or 40 Gigabit QSFP+ options
  • Up to 4 segments (model dependent)
  • Hot-Swappable Redundant power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Dedicated Management Port and Console Port
  • Extensive CLI and WEB based management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • TACACS+ and Syslog support
  • NTP and Time Zone
  • EMC, FCC Class A, UL (Safety) Certifications

The Niagara Passive TAP Series provides key features including:

  • Passive TAP monitoring support
  • Support for 1 gigabit Fiber (SX or LX), 10 Gigabit Fiber (SR or LR)
  • Supports LC connectors
  • Up to 10 segments per system (model dependent)
  • Full duplex, zero packet loss
  • 1U Rack mountable chassis
  • No Power required
  • Factory configurable Optical split ratio
  • ROHS, EMC, FCC Class A, UL (Safety) Certifications

Availability

The full Niagara Aggregation TAP and Niagara Passive TAP families are in production and available. The flagship Niagara 3231 is available for evaluation & will be in production December of 2012.

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 any of the following links:

http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/3231.html
http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/TAP_Systems.html
http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/Passive_TAP.html

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 hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and 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.

For additional information, go to www.interfacemasters.com

Interface Masters Technologies Announces Industry First 40G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch

Niagara 2831 is a 1U system supporting active and passive failover and advanced management of 40 Gigabit Inline Appliances

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Industry First 40G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch

Niagara 2831 is a 1U system supporting active and passive failover and advanced management of 40 Gigabit Inline Appliances

SANS Expo, Las Vegas, NV, September 18th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in networking solutions, today announced its official launch of the market’s first 40G Intelligent Active Bypass Switch to add to its established world class line of 10 Gigabit and 1G Intelligent active bypass switches. The Niagara 2831 40G Intelligent External Active bypass is designed to integrate with Inline Networking Devices, Security Appliances, and Central Office applications. Niagara 2831 consists of a single segment of 40Gb bypass which possesses active and passive bypass switching capabilities. The active bypass feature enables seamless failover without interrupting the communication session in the case of a hardware failure, software crash or link loss. In the case of a power outage, the passive bypass functionality will ensure that the network continues to flow. Niagara 2831 also enables plug-and-play connectivity and includes Interface Masters’ auto heartbeat technology which requires no additional drivers to be installed on connected appliances.

The Niagara 2831 40Gb bypass is managed by a sophisticated controller which supports a wide variety of control and management capabilities. The system provides flexible and intuitive CLI and GUI management features including secure web UI via an HTTPS connection, secure shell (SSH), SNMP, e-mail notification for special events, and bypass method configuration. An authentication client capable of interfacing with TACACS+ authentication servers is supported. In addition, the bypass system possesses Syslog support, enabling consolidation of log data from various systems into a central repository. This feature provides management, traceability and security auditing across a wide variety of devices and receivers on multiple platforms.

“Interface Masters is pleased to announce the industry’s first 40G Active Bypass system targeted toward the security, monitoring and networking markets. Being first to market shows Interface Masters’ leadership and commitment to the monitoring market,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “The Niagara 2831 will be followed by additional monitoring solutions addressing 40Gb networks while optimized for next generation data center requirements.”

Niagara 2831 provides features that are essential in today’s data centers:

  • Active Bypass in case of system failure
  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss
  • High resolution Heart Beat to minimize packet loss
  • Link Fault Detection to minimize traffic loss
  • 40 Gigabit Multi Mode and Single mode support
  • Dual hot-swappable power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Dedicated Management Port and Console Port
  • Extensive CLI and WEB based management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • FCC, CE, UL compliance
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Syslog support

Availability

The Niagara 2831 is designed for system integrators that support the Telecommunications, ISPs, IT Network Security, Network Monitoring, QoS, UTM, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention and WAN Acceleration markets. The product is available for evaluation and will be shipping in production Q4-2012.
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/2831.html

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 hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP and 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.

For additional information, go to www.interfacemasters.com

Interface Masters Launches Industry First 10GBASE-T PacketMaster

Niagara 4224-24TX Supports 960Gbps of Packet Filtering, Mirroring, Slicing, and Session Based Traffic Distribution and Aggregation tuned for traffic monitoring applications

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Interface Masters Launches Industry First 10GBASE-T PacketMaster

Niagara 4224-24TX Supports 960Gbps of Packet Filtering, Mirroring, Slicing, and Session Based Traffic Distribution and Aggregation tuned for traffic monitoring applications

San Jose, CA, July 30th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced the industry first 10Gb PacketMaster Family that supports 10GBASE-T Hardware-based Load Balancing and utilizes a hybrid 10G approach by providing 24 ports of 10GBASE-T and up to 24 ports of 10GBASE Fiber SFP+ to ensure flexibility, scalability and compatibility with existing installations. Niagara 4224-24TX provides extensive packet management functionality including L2, L3 and L4 packet filtering, packet slicing, advanced Mirroring, session based traffic distribution and traffic aggregation. The PacketMaster supports flexible 10GE fiber media configuration and connectivity to 10G or 1GE networks via SFP+ or SFP transceivers while the 24 10GBASE-T ports can support 10 Gbps over CAT6A cable or 1 Gbps over CAT5A. In addition, Niagara 4224-24TX possesses a powerful and full-featured software suite that can be managed remotely via the management (or console) port. The intuitive and powerful Web GUI enables simple “drag and drop” and “point & click” configuration of input and output ports, network links, monitor ports and filters while providing extensive statistics retrieval.

Niagara 4224-24TX is a first-of-its-kind 10GBASE-T system that enables full access and visibility into mission critical network links on 10GBASE-T, 10G SFP+ fiber, 1G SFP fiber and 1G SFP copper networks,” states Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “Interface Master’s 1U form factor PacketMaster is based on Interface Masters’ state-of-the-art and proven technology installed at major telcos, MSOs and service providers, providing 960Gbps throughput at an affordable price.”

Niagara 4224-24TX provides 960Gbps real traffic processing supporting essential features:

  • 24 Ports 10GBASE-T Copper (which can support 1G RJ45 Copper)
  • Up to 24 ports 10 Gigabit SFP+ (support 1G SFP fiber or copper)
  • IPv6 support
  • Low Power consumption 265 Watts
  • Traffic Distribution and session-based load balancing
  • Traffic Aggregation
  • Mirroring of one to many and any to any
  • L2, L3 and L4 filtering
  • Support for a total of 2000 filtering and redirection rules
  • Packet slicing
  • MPLS, Q in Q support
  • Port Failover Mechanism
  • Advanced Management - Syslog, TACACS+, RMON, secure WEB, CLI, SSH, counters
  • Web GUI - intuitive “drag and drop” and “point & click” configuration of input ports, output ports and filters
  • 1U Rackmount Form Factor
  • Dual AC or DC Redundant removable power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Front to back and back to front airflow (factory configurable)

Pricing and Availability

The product is shipping in production and available for evaluations. 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/4224-24TX.html

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 hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP and 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.

For additional information, go to www.interfacemasters.com

Interface Masters announces VM-aware Dual Port 1G Bypass NIC based on Intel

Niagara 42265-VM Supports failover and virtual networking to ensure flexibility and robust compartmentalization of operating systems and applications

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Interface Masters announces VM-aware Dual Port 1G Bypass NIC based on Intel

Niagara 42265-VM Supports failover and virtual networking to ensure flexibility and robust compartmentalization of operating systems and applications

San Francisco CA VMworld 2012, August 27th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced the first member of its virtual machine-aware Bypass Server adapter family that supports dual ports 1 Gigabit Copper Bypass. Niagara 42265-VM supports Virtual Machine control to ensure smooth integration with PCI-express (PCI-e) based Inline Networking Servers that leverage VM capabilities, including WAN Acceleration, UTM, SAN/NAS appliances, IPS, Security and Monitoring Appliances such as Firewalls, IDS and Analysis Probes. The robust virtual machine-aware NIC supports the available virtual machine software like virtual machines from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, KVM, Oracle and others.

The Niagara 42265-VM server adapters supports and leverages the Intel latest Ethernet controller which provides PCI-e 2.0 (5 GT/s) support, low power operation, per packet time-stamping, and intelligent queue support (including virtual machine data queues) optimized for multi-core processors. In addition, the controller possesses specialized features including jumbo frame size of 9.5 KB, load-balancing of network traffic flow, IPv6 Offloading, Receive Side Scaling (RSS), and Direct Cache Access. The Intel controller has broad OS support and certifications including VMware ESX, XEN and Hyper-V.

“Interface Masters is proud to announce a sophisticated and robust VM-aware bypass NIC to enable full management and control of network uptime in the inline virtual machine environment where network connectivity is crucial and should not be interrupted.” states Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “Interface Master’s dual port 1G copper bypass VM aware NIC is the first of a series of VM-aware bypass NICs which Interface Master’s plans to announce addressing the inline security device, network monitoring, datacenter and virtual machine markets.”

Niagara 42265-VM provides features that are essential in today's data centers:

  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss or software failure
  • Low power
  • Link Fault Detection (LFD) support
  • Handles 2 Gigabit per second traffic load
  • Two RJ-45 connectors for 10/100/1000 full and half duplex support
  • Low profile form factor
  • Microsoft VM, Citrix VM, VMWare VM and Oracle VM support, among others
  • Programmable “Fail-Closed” or “Fail-Open” while in the power-off state
  • Programmable independent mode to function as a dual port gigabit copper card
  • RoHS Compliant

Pricing and Availability

The product will be demonstrated at the VMworld show in San Francisco. To coordinate a meeting please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The product is available for evaluation and volume production. For volume 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 for additional information: http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/42265-VM.html

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the high speed networking market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet 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 hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems that increase network monitoring capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

For more additional information, please go to www.interfacemasters.com

Interface Masters Announces up to 320Gbps Programmable Traffic Navigator System

Niagara 5010 supports high port density, a fully managed switching fabric, and eight Network Processing boards based on leading multi-core CPUs

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Interface Masters Announces up to 320Gbps Programmable Traffic Navigator System

Niagara 5010 supports high port density, a fully managed switching fabric, and eight Network Processing boards based on leading multi-core CPUs

Interop SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, May 10th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in high speed networking systems, today introduced the Traffic Navigator, which is a new product family of specialized turnkey appliance systems enabling fully programmable Deep Packet inspection (DPI) application and management to meet the rising networking demands of the application classification, packet inspection and packet processing markets. The Niagara 5010 is a 2U sophisticated networking appliance supporting 40G and 10G ports managed by a non-blocking switching fabric, that can direct traffic to up to 8 multi-core CPU based Network Processor Boards(NPB), to perform demanding applications at high speeds. The system is a flexible and robust turnkey appliance solution that is tuned to support high performance applications in network security, monitoring and surveillance, web filtering, traffic enforcement, cyber security, content management, policy enforcement, network intelligence and other Deep Packet Inspection -based markets.

The system supports high performance networking elements including a multi core 64 bit MIPS control processor, and up to 64 cores CPU for Data Processing. Furthermore, the Niagara 5010 was designed with future expansion in mind, and includes a bay expansion slot for future high speed line-rate processing upgradability. For high reliability and Inline deployment, the Niagara 5010 is compatible with Interface Masters 1Gb and 10Gb bypass technology and can be installed in conjunction with the Niagara 2818 or Niagara 2299.

The Niagara 5010 and its NPBs provide unmatched flexibility evident by fully programmable control and data planes. In addition, APIs and full Linux development environment are provided with the Traffic Navigator and Network Processor Board systems enabling rapid and seamless porting of any open source or Linux application to ensure a robust and powerful network appliance tailored to customer needs. In addition, The Niagara 5010 will be the foundation for a series of targeted applications that can be run on specific NPBs in the area of deep packet inspection, network security, monitoring, forensics, WAN acceleration, Quality of Service and more.

“Interface Masters is proud to announce a first-of-its kind Programmable Traffic Navigator system to address the growing granularity, flexibility and horse power required of network appliances that address the network security, forensics, monitoring, and deep packet inspection markets,” states Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “Niagara 5010 and associated Network Processing Boards (NPB) ensure the heavy demands of network applications are met at 320Gb line-rates while providing the flexibility to process applications on a variety of multi-core CPU-based blades.”

The Niagara 5010 provides features essential to meet the demands of enterprise, datacenter servers and networking appliances including:

  • 10Gb and 40G ports
    • Support for SFP (SX, LX and TX), SFP+ (SR, LR, ER) and QSFP+
  • Up to 8 offload Blades/NPB
    • High Speed Multi-core CPUs
    • Up to 64 cores @1.5 GHz
    • Up to 64 GB of memory
  • Multi Core Processor for control plane Processor running Linux OS
  • 960Gbps switch Fabric
  • 24 port 1G switch for inter blade communication
  • 48 Lane PCI-e Gen2 for inter blade communication
  • SATA Controller for raid storage support
  • Four hot pluggable redundant Power Supplies (N+2)
  • Eight hot pluggable, reversible Fans

Pricing and Availability

The product is being presented at the Interop -show in Las Vegas Nevada Booth #658 and is available for evaluation and volume production. 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/5010.html

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the high speed Networking and Network Monitoring markets, based in the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lays in 1Gb, 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet networking solutions that integrate with monitoring and inline networking solutions. Flagship product lines include Specialized NICs, SSL/IPSEC acceleration adapters, 10GE Managed Switches, 10 Gigabit Aggregation TAP, Bypass, PacketMasters/Load balancers and failover systems to support network monitoring, network reliability and inline appliance availability.

For more information, please go to www.interfacemasters.com