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    Cybersecurity and Hyperautomation: The Need for “No-Compromise” Hardware Platforms

    Cybersecurity and Hyperautomation: The Need for “No-Compromise” Hardware Platforms

    Rapid growth in IT operations and cloud adoption have combined to create significant cybersecurity challenges for most organizations and rampant opportunities for attackers. An organization’s attack vectors encompass all its customer-facing and internal services and IT infrastructure including network, server, and storage systems.

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    Advancing Networking Hardware

    Advancing Networking Hardware

    Advancing networking hardware for over 27 years, Interface Masters provides U.S. designed and manufactured solutions, complete and ready for our customers Linux software load . The Silicon Valley OEM’s best-in-class team is made up of design engineers, project managers and operations professionals, designing, tracking and testing solutions. Driven...

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    Successful Custom Networking Hardware

    Successful Custom Networking Hardware

    The right partner, development process and materials ensure success when looking for custom networking hardware. While selecting the right partner may be a challenge, it is the critical step that will drive decisions from early conversations to solution deliverables. Silicon Valley based Interface Masters is a network hardware solutions provider...

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    Delivering Swift/Agile Network Hardware Design

    Delivering Swift/Agile Network Hardware Design

    Interface Masters Technologies, a leading US designer and manufacturer of OEM/ODM of networking appliances solutions swiftly executes complex partner designs. Drawing from 26 years of hardware expertise, and 60+ off-the-shelf network hardware appliances designed and manufactured in the U.S.A, the engineering process, along with partner...

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    5G and Beyond – Stout Network Security Becomes Imperative

    5G and Beyond – Stout Network Security Becomes Imperative

    5G is the latest iteration on the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) high speed, wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) standard. The new networking option boosts performance, lowers latency, and more easily supports edge devices than its predecessors. However, the emerging WAN is not perfect, and its security features are one area that OEMs...

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    SD-WAN and Cloud Computing - The Criticality of Securing Your Network

    SD-WAN and Cloud Computing - The Criticality of Securing Your Network

    Designing and building a secure network requires smart, informed decisions and knowing the network’s risks. For some, securing a network drives them to paralysis by analysis. Too much analysis, overthinking and input to the point where nothing has been clearly secured. The decisions that go into securing a network today are complex with additional...

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    COUNTDOWN TO IEC 62368-1

    COUNTDOWN TO IEC 62368-1

    The countdown is here for IEC 62368-1, the safety standard for Information Technology Equipment and Audio/Video Equipment. If you have not started your planning, do so. There is a lot of information to read through and little time before the deadline. 62368-1 is the standard intended to replace IEC 60950-1 and IEC 60065. A hazard-based,...

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    Tamper-Evident, Intrusion-Resistant Networking Solutions (FIPS 140-2)

    Tamper-Evident, Intrusion-Resistant Networking Solutions (FIPS 140-2)

    News regarding security breaches is broadcast almost every day. Unfortunately, it is now likely an unauthorized entity will gain access to an organization’s data. The Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) is a US Government Standard with a goal addressing such a security vulnerability and rendering proprietary...

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    NETWORK APPLIANCE: WHY CUSTOM?

    NETWORK APPLIANCE: WHY CUSTOM?

    OEMs, Fortune 100 and startups know that network appliances running security applications are the vigilant watchmen of a network. Designed and built to reside on a network with other hardware, software and services, these appliances can be centralized for a cost-effective security-focused network management solution. Customize the design and build...

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    Hardware Integrity: Combating State-Sponsored IP Theft

    Hardware Integrity: Combating State-Sponsored IP Theft

    Previously Interface Masters posted a blog focused on State-Sponsored IP Theft along with the mounting evidence that a significant portion of the Asian hardware contains hidden data tracking capabilities. The objective for these attacks? Targeting and obtaining intellectual property from government, private enterprise and educational institutions....

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    MADE IN THE USA: AN OEM-CENTRIC APPROACH

    MADE IN THE USA: AN OEM-CENTRIC APPROACH

    For over 25 years, Interface Masters Technologies has provided off-the-shelf innovative networking solutions with customization services to OEMs, Fortune 100 and startup companies. Our headquarters is located in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley where we design and manufacture all our products.

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    MULTI-ACCESS EDGE COMPUTING (MEC): REVOLUTIONIZING THE MOBILE EDGE

    MULTI-ACCESS EDGE COMPUTING (MEC): REVOLUTIONIZING THE MOBILE EDGE

    Scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness have solidified cloud computing as a platform of choice for both application development and delivery. However, much of the data generated by end-users and connected devices may never reach the cloud due to privacy requirements, latency constraints, and the high cost associated with pushing large...

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    NETWORK SECURITY PARADIGM SHIFT: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)-BASED THREAT DETECTION

    NETWORK SECURITY PARADIGM SHIFT: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)-BASED THREAT DETECTION

    During February, 2019, 14 million to 19 million new malware infiltrations were recorded on computers running major brand antivirus software. In global aggregate numbers, malicious state sponsored cyber-attacks generate 3000-8000 gigabits per second of malicious data on enterprise and government servers -- with the nefarious goal to consume network...

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    THE MIGRATION TO 400 GIGABIT ETHERNET (400GBE)

    THE MIGRATION TO 400 GIGABIT ETHERNET (400GBE)

    Speed, flexibility, and cost savings are generating the migration for most companies to move IT over to cloud computing. In addition to expansion propelled by businesses, consumers are also driving cloud computing growth through accelerated adoption of mobile applications like maps, social networking, search, and photo/video sharing, which all...

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    BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY CHALLENGES

    BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY CHALLENGES

    When a person uses an application like Zelle or Venmo to pay a friend, the operation proceeds smoothly and without incident. With a few ‘user initiated’ steps the transaction concludes, one account balance declines while the other account balance increases – at least when viewed on-line. Behind the scenes, complex networking systems work in tandem...

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    STATE-SPONSORED IP THEFT: IS YOUR FOREIGN-BUILT NETWORK HARDWARE SAFE?

    STATE-SPONSORED IP THEFT: IS YOUR FOREIGN-BUILT NETWORK HARDWARE SAFE?

    Adversarial nation states continue to aggressively and broadly use implanted hardware data-tracking devices, cyber tactics and malware to obtain sensitive intellectual property from the United States and Europe – targeting confidential government, private enterprise and educational institution research data.

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    HARDWARE-BASED AUTHENTICATION: CRITICAL IMPERATIVE FOR NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

    HARDWARE-BASED AUTHENTICATION: CRITICAL IMPERATIVE FOR NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

    Securing a company’s networking infrastructure is critical, given the ever-increasing threats to data and resources and the explosion of network edge devices driven by Internet of Things (IoT). Cyber-attacks range from stealing an organization’s intellectual property, to creating and distributing viruses, using web-based attacks, malware, denial...

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR IPSEC OFFLOAD: HIGH-PERFORMANCE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKING WITH REDUCED TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR IPSEC OFFLOAD: HIGH-PERFORMANCE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKING WITH REDUCED TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

    As cyber-attacks increase in sophistication and effectiveness, growing concerns over traffic interception, as well as the collection and use of unencrypted information, have kindled a global desire for privacy protection. This has led to a massive increase in the use of encryption at the server access layer (such as firewall, load balancing,...

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR SSL OFFLOAD: DATA ENCRYPTION/DECRYPTION AND INSPECTION AT MULTI-GIGABIT SPEEDS

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR SSL OFFLOAD: DATA ENCRYPTION/DECRYPTION AND INSPECTION AT MULTI-GIGABIT SPEEDS

    Worldwide spending on information security reached a staggering $86.4 billion in 2017 as organizations stack up firewalls around their network perimeters and inspect incoming and outgoing traffic with an array of products including secure web gateways, forensic tools, advanced threat prevention platforms, and more.

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    NETWORK SECURITY APPLIANCES: NEXT-GENERATION REAL-TIME THREAT PROTECTION

    NETWORK SECURITY APPLIANCES: NEXT-GENERATION REAL-TIME THREAT PROTECTION

    Today enterprises face monumental security challenges. The complexity and quantity of attacks are increasing dramatically, often resulting in compromised personal, enterprise and customer data; misappropriated intellectual property; damaged reputations; and lost productivity. At the same time, security has become more complex.

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    ADAPTIVE SECURITY: CONTINUOUS THREAT MONITORING AND REMEDIATION

    ADAPTIVE SECURITY: CONTINUOUS THREAT MONITORING AND REMEDIATION

    The challenges faced by IT security professionals today include nebulous boundaries and constantly evolving security policies, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the explosion of globally addressable IPv6 end-points and its impact on IoT; the diffusion of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), the spread of wide-ranging heterogeneous network...

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    PROTECTING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE: NEXT-GENERATION INTRUSION PREVENTION

    PROTECTING THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE: NEXT-GENERATION INTRUSION PREVENTION

    Today’s advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, mobility, and big data analytics, are key enablers for improving enterprise productivity. While such advanced technologies provide distinct advantages to businesses, if not supported by the right infrastructure, they can expose enterprises to security risks.

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    SD-WAN AT SCALE – LOWER COSTS, SERVICE AGILITY AND IMPROVED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

    SD-WAN AT SCALE – LOWER COSTS, SERVICE AGILITY AND IMPROVED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

    There has never been a time when there was a greater need for an evolutionary transformation of the enterprise WAN. Modes of application use and destinations are changing as more applications move out of enterprise datacenters and off enterprise managed networks; bandwidth demands are increasing rapidly as enterprises try to bring the home...

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    DELIVERING A CYBER-ROBUST FOUNDATION

    DELIVERING A CYBER-ROBUST FOUNDATION

    Every news site has headlines daily about hacks, ransomware, or loss of confidential customer and company data. In the current digital climate, maintaining IT infrastructure security is paramount, and yet most organizations struggle with maintaining IT infrastructure security. Which servers should be acquired? Which security protections will help...

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    TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE SUPPORT: ENABLING OPTIMIZED SECURITY ENVIRONMENTS

    TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE SUPPORT: ENABLING OPTIMIZED SECURITY ENVIRONMENTS

    Securing enterprise and cloud networking and computing infrastructure is critical, given increasing threats to mission-critical data and resources. Prevalent cyberattack risks range from stealing an organization’s proprietary information, to virus attacks, malware, denial of service attacks, malicious code, and even stolen devices.

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR PRECISION TIME PROTOCOL SERVICES

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR PRECISION TIME PROTOCOL SERVICES

    The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) makes network time synchronization a pressing issue. As more and more network-based devices come online, network-based timing becomes critical and with many emerging applications demanding far more accuracy, guaranteeing precise timing across LAN/MAN/WAN networks has become essential.

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR INTELLIGENT EDGE COMPUTING

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR INTELLIGENT EDGE COMPUTING

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is an undeniable and unstoppable revolution. Immense numbers of intelligent sensors and devices are generating huge amounts of data that contain possibly game-changing information. It is a formidable challenge for IT leaders to collect insights from that data rapidly, cost-effectively, without opening up security...

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR TELECOM OPERATORS

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR TELECOM OPERATORS

    Telecom operators worldwide are facing an exponential increase in traffic due to the rapid growth of over-the-top (OTT) video providers and social media applications. These competitive threats are forcing such operators to expand their network infrastructures in a business environment that’s already burdened by slow subscriber growth, and in some...

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    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION (NFV)

    EMBEDDED APPLIANCES FOR NETWORK FUNCTION VIRTUALIZATION (NFV)

    A transformation is rushing through the telecommunications domain, leading to possibly one of the biggest disruptions in the industry’s nearly two-hundred-year-old history. Telecommunication networks are migrating from traditional discrete hardware-centric deployments to cloud-based deployments, with critical network elements deployed using...

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    SDN

    SDN

    The primary goal of software-defined networking (SDN) is the separation of the data plane from the control plane and centralization of the control plane intelligence enabling holistic network routing decisions-making. The data plane is then free to pass packets in an efficient per-hop manner as directed by the control plane.

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    MAKE VERSUS BUY: “FEEDING THE BEAST” VERSUS LONG-TERM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

    MAKE VERSUS BUY: “FEEDING THE BEAST” VERSUS LONG-TERM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

    Make or buy? To come to the right make-versus-buy decision for networking appliances, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) resist the temptation to “feed the beast.” Instead of focusing only on short-term gains, these OEMs keep their long-term strategy and corresponding core competencies in mind. They adopt a clearly defined product strategy,...

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    MACHINE LEARNING AND CYBER SECURITY: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

    MACHINE LEARNING AND CYBER SECURITY: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

    Regardless of the elapsed time of a security breach, the fact is that one day is too long, and by the time a breach is detected, it’s always too late. Shrinking that number to zero is the ultimate goal. To do that, however, organizations need a more intelligent approach to detect threats earlier and turn the tide against sophisticated...

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    CONNECTED CARS: CYBER SECURITY RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES

    CONNECTED CARS: CYBER SECURITY RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES

    A “connected car” refers to the presence of devices in an automobile that utilize in-car connectivity, whether through short-range communications or over the Internet, to provide location, diagnostic, or other information as well as to interface with other cars, homes, offices or infrastructure. Connectivity features that were once only available...

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    OPTIMIZING TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

    OPTIMIZING TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

    Choosing among multiple types of networking appliance offerings can be a daunting decision for OEMs and their end-customers. Most of the important decisions go beyond the initial capital expense (CapEx) and eventually come down to how appliances best use operational expenses (OpEx).

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    ENABLING RAPID TIME-TO-MARKET WITH APPLIANCE-READY SOLUTIONS TIME TO MARKET

    ENABLING RAPID TIME-TO-MARKET WITH APPLIANCE-READY SOLUTIONS TIME TO MARKET

    In bringing a networking solution to market, condensed timelines and technology shifts, as well as unexpected product changes, distribution delays and inconsistent support commitments are all part of the picture. Interface Masters Technologies understand this world because we confront such challenges every day. Our business is built around helping...

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    INTERFACE MASTERS TECHNOLOGIES GIVES BACK

    INTERFACE MASTERS TECHNOLOGIES GIVES BACK

    As we celebrate the new year, Interface Masters Technologies is grateful and proud of the achievements we accomplished in 2017.  With a strong sense of community embedded in our company’s values, our team have collectively raised generous financial and food donation to the city’s local food bank.

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    IT'S VERY EFFICIENT TO UTILIZE NETWORKING APPLIANCE BASED ON SDN AND NFV FRAMEWORK

    IT'S VERY EFFICIENT TO UTILIZE NETWORKING APPLIANCE BASED ON SDN AND NFV FRAMEWORK

    Software-defined Wide Area Network (SDN), Network functions virtualization (NFV) provide an efficient path to configure & construct networks. The advances in networking programming for SDN and NFV influence accessible, to communication to networking organizations and transporters, the adaptability and the agility required for conveying new...

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    INTERFACE MASTERS TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERS MORE THAN A DOZEN CAVIUM-BASED NETWORKING APPLIANCES

    INTERFACE MASTERS TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERS MORE THAN A DOZEN CAVIUM-BASED NETWORKING APPLIANCES

    Interface Masters Technologies expands its Cavium-based product line. Our networking appliances support ARM and MIPS architecture based on advanced Cavium processors – Octeon III and ThunderX. Interface Masters provides support for the Cavium SDK on multiple Linux distributions including Debian and MontaVista.

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    PLANNING AND VISIBILITY: A MUST FOR NETWORK HEALTH-PART 2

    PLANNING AND VISIBILITY: A MUST FOR NETWORK HEALTH-PART 2

    It’s no wonder corporate networks remain just as—if not, more—vulnerable to failure and compromise than ever before. Seventy-eight percent of initial breaches into corporate networks were described as “relatively easy,” according to data from a recently conducted Verizon study.

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    PLANNING AND VISIBILITY: A MUST FOR NETWORK HEALTH-PART 1

    PLANNING AND VISIBILITY: A MUST FOR NETWORK HEALTH-PART 1

    A huge finger is currently being shaken at IT, as a new study by Corero Network Security reveals that the majority of teams are not taking proper care of their networks. According to the study’s findings, most businesses fail to implement effective plans to mitigate the impact of a threat or attack, such as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)...

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    CREATING NETWORK VISIBILITY WHILE FIGHTING YOUR NEXT CYBER SECURITY ATTACK

    CREATING NETWORK VISIBILITY WHILE FIGHTING YOUR NEXT CYBER SECURITY ATTACK

    It seems no one is immune to a cyber-attack these days. From the recent cyber warfare waged against three major U.S. data providers—Dun & Bradstreet Corp, Altegrity Inc’s Kroll Background America Inc and Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis—to the reoccurring attacks from the Syrian Electronic Army, a group that has been responsible for hacking high-profile...

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    NAVIGATING THE PERILS OF DOWNTIME WITH A BYPASS SWITCH

    NAVIGATING THE PERILS OF DOWNTIME WITH A BYPASS SWITCH

    Many business execs still scratch their heads when it comes to their disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity strategy – or lack thereof. However, having uncertainty as to where to start should not get in the way of ensuring that your DR plan is full-fledged and bullet proof – especially when the financial and reputational consequences are...

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    THE COMPLETE NEED-TO-KNOW BYPASS SWITCH GUIDE

    THE COMPLETE NEED-TO-KNOW BYPASS SWITCH GUIDE

    The network monitoring space has been booming as of late. For instance, the real-time network monitoring market is slated to reach an impressive $670 million this year, according to Infiniti Research Limited.  Furthermore, research from the Ponemon Institute shows that 91 percent of organizations have experienced an unplanned outage in the past 12...

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