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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 and that appliance is custom-made and ready for unified threat management (UTM), intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention system(IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), and more.

    Why choose a custom appliance for security as an OEM, Fortune 100 or startup? Here are a few reasons to consider custom for your new solution.

    1. Current appliance isn’t secure. A custom appliance designed and manufactured in the U.S.A will ensure the integrity of the hardware vs a S​tate-sponsored, network hacking, enabled through ‘off-the-shelf’ nefarious state built network appliances.
    2. Changing needs. With new demands being placed on the network, issues like increased remote workers or seeing employees double after a company merger/transition? Custom features help meet changing needs, such as more storage, faster connections, designing in precision time protocol (PTP) or integrating a trusted platform module (TPM) and other functionality for increased security.
    3. Increased productivity. Fast hardware acts and reacts quickly to secure the network. Slow hardware adversely affects a system’s overall productivity, and can increase the need for support. Fast or slow, a custom setup will provide flexibility to enable made-to-order productivity.

    Custom solutions are a scalable approach toward meeting a variety of unique network needs for different size companies. For a network appliance, this scalable approach provides a cost-effective means of getting precisely what is needed regardless of whether it is in a unified threat management (UTM), intrusion detection systems (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), or having the hardware to choose the security application. The right solution will have hardware integrity, have an active lifespan, meet changing needs, and be productive.

    Providing Customization / About Us

    For over 25 years, Interface Masters Technologies has been providing customization services to OEMs, Fortune 100, and startup companies along with off-the-shelf innovative networking solutions. We are headquartered in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley where we proudly design and manufacture all products. Based on MIPS, ARM, PowerPC and x86 processors, and switch fabrics up to 12.8T, Interface Masters appliance models enable OEMs to significantly reduce time-to-market with reliable, pre-tested, pre-integrated, long-life appliance solutions that can meet the most challenging networking requirements. Learn more about us at www.interfacemasters.com

    Looking for the benefits of custom, but want off-the-shelf? Here are a couple of solutions to consider:

    Tahoe 2624​​ a semi-modular 1U switch appliance based on Barefoot Tofino​®​ high-speed switch fabric and managed by an Intel x86 control plane.

    Tahoe 8724​​ a highly-flexible 1U networking appliance designed for enterprise installations. Tahoe 8724 is based on Cavium 64-bit MIPS technology​.