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Interface Masters Announces Spin-Off Company Niagara Networks, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(February 29, 2016) - RSA Conference 2016 -- Interface Masters Technologies is excited to announce the launch of Niagara Networks Inc., its spin-off committed to continuing the unparalleled leadership and innovation in the networks visibility market.

Based in the Silicon Valley, Niagara Networks is dedicated to developing and marketing network visibility solutions, signature products first pioneered at its parent company, Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. For over 20 years, Niagara Networks has perfected its technology and products as a division within Interface Masters Technologies, where the first-ever external bypass switch and multi-segment 100G bypass switches were developed. Under this extraordinary leadership, Niagara Networks expanded to develop and market 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, and 100GE network visibility solutions, products approved and deployed by Telco's and Fortune 100 companies.

Niagara Networks will continue to lead the network visibility market as it advances and expands its signature product lines: Niagara Packet Broker (formerly PacketMaster), external bypass switches, passive and active 1G/10G/40G/100G TAPS, De-duplication and time stamping solutions. Niagara Networks Inc. develops and markets in Silicon Valley, with sales and support offices in Europe & Asia.

"After over twenty years, Interface Masters Technologies is a strong company, and the spinoff will allow each independent company to grow and offer its own innovative products," says Ben Askarinam, CEO of Interface Masters Technologies.

Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. will continue to develop and market SDN Appliances, Networks Appliances, 10G/40G/100G Ethernet Switches & Bypass NICs.

Ben Askarinam will continue to serve as CEO of Interface Masters Technologies, Inc., and will lead Niagara Networks, Inc. as CEO.

For more information about Niagara Networks, visit www.niagaranetworks.com

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Tal Arad
Marketing Manager
(408) 837-1992
Email contact

PacketSled and Interface Masters Partner to Provide Sophisticated Network Forensics and Visibility Solution

Scalable Passive Solution for Network Monitoring and Breach Detection with PacketSled Sensor and Niagara 4248 Network Packet Broker

San Jose, California, January 22, 2016 – PacketSled, a leader in Network Security and Interface Masters, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions have partnered to offer a complete network security solution by providing continuous monitoring, breach detection, incident response, user behavior analysis and full network forensics records across single and multi-network 1G and 10G link deployments.

Together, PacketSled and Interface Masters offer an infinitely scalable, plug-and-play, passive monitoring solution that delivers industry leading network security while ensuring network visibility and uptime, with intuitive user interface, reporting and alerts.

An Interface Masters (or any industry standard) 1G or 10G Network TAP or Span port can be connected to the Interface Masters’ Niagara 4248. The PacketBroker ports (1G/10G flexible SFP+ ports) provide the ability to load balance, aggregate, filter and/or mirror the Network traffic provided by the TAP or Span to one or multiple PacketSled sensors. The PacketSled Sensors then perform deep packet inspection to extract all attributes required to perform forensic analysis, while compressing the data to 1/100th of its original size. This data is then processed with analytics, file analysis, known signatures and behavioral rules to alert to actionable security incidents. PacketSled’s Network Forensics platform allows users to query network traffic via a natural language syntax and visualize the results to detect advanced threats. Analysts collaborate to rapidly resolve incidents and report findings to stakeholders. PacketSled sensors are software based and can be installed on commodity hardware.

Interface Masters and PacketSled integrated solution offers a leading edge solution to the market that facilitates real-time analytics, forensics recordings and full 1G and 10G Network Visibility and Uptime , stated Aaron Nankin, Director of Business Development at Interface Masters Technologies. The Packet Broker support provides granular Network access and packet capture which end customers can leverage to provide complete network monitoring and breach detection.

The Interface Masters’ Network Packet Broker provides reliable and configurable control of network traffic, allowing PacketSled to provide a solution that scales north of 100Gbps on commodity hardware.” stated Matt Harrigan. “We’re excited to partner with a company which provides a robust and easy to manage solution to a difficult problem.

The PacketSled Sensor + Interface Masters Niagara 4248 Network PacketMaster solution provides key benefits including:

  • Support for 10G & 1G Network TAP, Filtering, Mirroring, Aggregation, Load Balancing, and Speed Conversion between Network Links & PacketSled Sensor(s)
  • Plug & play, user-friendly Web GUI/Management
  • Continuous Real-time Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Network Forensics
  • Breach Detection via Analytics, Signature, Behavioral and File Analysis
  • Query and Visualize Network Traffic
  • Software based Sensors can be deployed on commodity hardware or in virtual environments
  • Network analytics, reporting and alerting

PacketSled Sensor Product Line Availability

The PacketSled Sensor product line is available and in full production.

For volume pricing information, please contact the PacketSled sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interface Masters Network PacketBroker Availability

Interface Masters 1G and/or 10G Network PacketBroker System is available and in full production.

For volume pricing information for the Niagara 4248 or any other Network PacketBroker, TAP or Bypass please contact the Interface Masters sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow the link

About PacketSled

PacketSled provides a cloud-based Breach Detection, Network Forensics and managed Incident Response platform. PacketSled continuously monitors for advanced threats and provides full-fidelity network history, allowing analysts to identify and respond to incidents in record time. Software Sensors can be deployed across the Enterprise in 15 minutes. The company is based in San Diego with offices in San Mateo. For more information, please go to http://www.packetsled.com/

About Interface Masters

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass and Failover Switches, Network Packet Broker, Passive TAP, and Active TAP, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

Contact:
Tal Arad
Marketing Manager
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408-441-9341 x147

Interface Masters Technologies and IP Infusion Exhibiting Together at LISA 2015, November 11 - 12, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - November 11, 2015) - Interface Masters Technologies and IP Infusion announce their partnership at the Large Installation System Administration (LISA 2015 show) being held on November 11 - 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This partnership unveils the two companies' joint solution for Ethernet Switching. IP Infusion's carrier class OcNOS™ Network Operating System and Interface Masters' 1, 10 and 40 GbE Leaf and Spine switches. This powerful hardware-software combination offers unprecedented value to any data center.

For over 20 years, Interface Masters has been providing innovative networking solutions with customization services to OEMs, large enterprises and sophisticated end users. As an OCP member, they contributed multiple white box designs to the Open Switch Project while supporting customer SDN development. They offer standard product and customization services for Smart NICS, OCP switches and Networking Appliances. Complete software environments include diagnostics, Linux, SDK and vertically integrated solutions from Interface Masters and partners. All products are designed and manufactured in San Jose, CA.

IP Infusion's OcNOS is a modular, disaggregated, high-performance network operating system for Open Compute Platforms. The highly available and scalable OcNOS architecture is optimized for both physical and virtual environments, with extensive support for ip/mpls routing, switching, and security. The extensible software architecture allows network operators to keep pace with evolving network needs, reducing the time to deploy new services while lowering costs for network operations.

For more information about Interface Masters Technologies, visit www.interfacemasters.com.

For more information about IP Infusion, visit www.ipinfusion.com.

About LISA 2015

The LISA conference has long served as the annual vendor-neutral meeting place for the wider system administration community. The LISA15 program addresses the overlap and differences between traditional and modern IT operations and engineering, and offers a highly-curated program around four key topics: Culture, Monitoring & Metrics, SRE & Software Engineering, and Systems & Network Engineering. For more information, visit https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa15.

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Media Contact
Stephanie C Yanogacio
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PerfTech and Interface Masters Partner to Provide a Non-Intrusive In-Browser Messaging Solution

Comprehensive Passive Solution for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) Includes PerfTech Bulletin System and Network Active Tap

San Jose, California, December 15, 2015 – PerfTech, a leader in in-browser messaging, and Interface Masters, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, have partnered to offer a turn-key network communication solution that provides both non-blocking visibility into all network traffic and proactive subscriber messaging services. The combined solution provides full coverage across single and multi-network link deployments at high efficiency without network traffic interruption.

The joint PerfTech and Interface Masters solution offers a cost-effective way to provide highly granular network visibility to CSPs, as well as time-critical account and marketing information to subscribers. Together, PerfTech and Interface Masters ensure a plug-and-play passive network communication solution for 1G and 10G Networks that provides network access and uptime, with intuitive and comprehensive user interfaces, reporting and alerts.

The Network TAP ports of the Interface Masters’ hybrid Network Packet Broker (NPB), Niagara 2804, connect to each side of one or multiple bi-directional 1G or 10G network links and transparently pass network traffic while ensuring network integrity and network uptime in case of any power failure, link loss or software crash via fail-to-wire protection. The appliance NPB ports (1G/10G flexible SFP+ ports) provide the ability to loadbalance, aggregate, filter and/or mirror the tapped Network traffic to one or multiple PerfTech Bulletin Directors. The Bulletin Director offers CSPs a highly effective means to deliver branded, in-browser communications; popular use cases include personalized message content regarding late-bill pay, data usage, modem swap, virus and outage alerts, copyright infringement and newly-acquired-subscriber migration. The integrated solution provides a seamless passive network visibility and communication solution tailored to CSPs.

“Interface Masters is pleased to partner with PerfTech to provide a solution suited to CSPs that provides subscriber management and messaging while ensuring uptime across all critical 1G and 10G network links with the ability to filter out unnecessary traffic ,” stated Aaron Nankin, Director of Business Development at Interface Masters Technologies. “The active TAP capabilities enables plug-and-play deployment and monitoring of multiple links at wire speed to take control of secure and granular subscriber management.”

“PerfTech and Interface Masters’ integrated network communication and visibility solution is unprecedented in the marketplace today for advanced in-browser messaging,” stated PerfTech Sales VP Jane Christ. “Interface Masters’ leading Network TAP and ‘PacketMaster’ technology enables CSPs to gain visibility into traffic and ensure uptime on any mission-critical network link for purposes of subscriber communications, especially valuable across the breadth of large-scale deployments.”

The PerfTech Bulletin Director + Interface Masters Niagara 2804 Network TAP/PacketMaster provides key benefits including:

Support for 10G & 1G Network TAP, Filtering, Mirroring, Aggregation, Loadbalancing and Speed Conversion between Network Links & PerfTech Bulletin Director

Plug & play, user-friendly Web GUI/Management

Delivery of time-critical account and marketing information to subscribers

Support for in-browser communication use cases such as late-bill pay, data usage, modem swap, virus alerts, outage alerts, and copy infringement

Network analytics, reporting and alerting

PerfTech Bulletin Director Product Line Availability

The Bulletin Director product line, a component of PerfTech’s Bulletin System, are available and in full production.

For volume pricing information, please contact the PerfTech sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Interface Masters Network TAP/PacketBroker Availability

Interface Masters 1G and/or 10G Network active TAP/Bypass Switch and PacketBroker System is available and in full production.

For volume pricing information for the Niagara 2804 or any other Network TAP, Bypass or PacketBroker, please contact the Interface Masters 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/pdf/Niagara_2804_rev8.pdf

About PerfTech

PerfTech, Inc., enables CSPs to communicate proactively with subscribers while they are online through the company’s patented in-browser messaging product, Bulletin System. Designed to supply the carrier-grade performance and scalability required to support millions of users, PerfTech’s subscriber notification technology is proven in deployed CSP networks worldwide. It has successfully delivered billions of verified messages to subscribers’ browsing devices over the past 15 years. For more information, please go to http://www.perftech.com/

About Interface Masters

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass and Failover Switches, Network Packet Broker, Passive TAP, and Active TAP, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

Contact:
Tal Arad
Marketing Manager
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408-441-9341 x147

Interface Masters Partners with A10 Networks to provide clients with a highly available solution for uncovering hidden SSL threats

Joint customers can uncover hidden threats in encrypted traffic while maximizing network uptime

San Jose, California, November 4, 2015 – Interface Masters, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, has teamed up with A10 Networks to provide a reliable, secure solution to detect and stop malicious attacks hidden in encrypted traffic, while maintaining high availability using active bypass and fail-to-wire technology.

The A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC) appliances with SSL Insight receive traffic inline from the Niagara External Bypass Switch and intercept and decrypt SSL traffic, sending the unencrypted traffic to third-party security devices such as firewalls, data loss prevention (DLP), network forensics and advanced threat protection (ATP) platforms for analysis and mitigation of attacks. Thunder ADC then encrypts the decrypted traffic and sends it through the Niagara External Bypass Switch to the intended destination. In the event of a software or a hardware failure, the Interface Masters Niagara External Bypass Switch routes network traffic around the Thunder ADC appliance, ensuring continuous application access.

The joint A10 Networks and Interface Masters’ solution offers a cost-effective way to deliver a fail-open network configuration with one or more Thunder ADC appliances. Together, A10 Networks and Interface Masters provide visibility into attacks without network downtime.

The Niagara External Bypass Switch connects to the ingress and egress ports on the A10 Thunder ADC appliance. In the case of a maintenance window or downtime on the Thunder ADC appliance, the Niagara External Bypass Switch provides preemptive detection and fails-to-wire – connecting the two sides of the network link together to ensure that traffic continues to flow when downtime occurs. The Active Bypass functionality protects network integrity in the case of a hardware failure, software crash or link loss. In the case of a power outage, the passive bypass functionality guarantees that the network continues to flow. The Niagara Bypass Switch enables plug-and-play connectivity and includes Interface Masters’ auto heartbeat technology, which requires no additional drivers to be installed on the inline A10 Thunder ADC appliance.

“Enterprises need to maintain continuous network operations at all times, even during power outages and planned maintenance windows,” stated Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks. “A10’s SSL Insight solution and the Interface Masters Network Bypass Switch enable joint customers to gain visibility into SSL traffic and take advantage of active bypass at high speed.”

“Interface Masters is excited to partner with A10 and Together provide a reliable SSL inspection solution that increases the efficiency of security infrastructure,” stated Udi Yuhjtman, President of Interface Masters Technologies. “Interface Masters leading Active Bypass Switches with 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G Networks supported provide hardware-based network bypass for A10 Thunder ADC appliances. The solution suited for enterprise, government and educational markets that offers visibility into encrypted SSL traffic. The increase of encrypted traffic is making existing security infrastructure ineffective”

A10 Thunder ADC with SSL Insight together with Interface Masters External Bypass Switch:

  • · Reduce downtimes and IT infrastructure costs by eliminates the blind spot in corporate defenses by decrypting up to 40 Gbps of SSL traffic in a standard configuration
  • · Prevents costly data breaches and loss of intellectual property by detecting advanced threats
  • · Scales security capacity by load balancing to multiple third-party security appliances
  • · Ensures network availability during maintenance windows, power outages, or device failures
  • · Supports 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G Mission Critical Network Link Visibility, Uptime and Monitoring

    Interface Masters External Bypass Switch Product Line Availability

    Interface Masters External Bypass Switch product line of 1G, 10G, 40G and 100G Single and Multi-Segment Active Bypass Switches for fail-over and bypass support is available and in full production

    For volume pricing information, please contact the Interface Masters 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/external-bypass-switches/external-bypass-switches.html

    About Interface Masters Technologies

    Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market an active supplier to service providers and enterprise customers. Company products including External Bypass and Failover Switches, PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, Passive TAP, and Active TAP, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

    A10 Networks and A10 Thunder are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.