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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

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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.

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