Niagara 3416 addresses Gigabit networks and delivers a new type of Link Aggregation TAP with ability to monitor 4 network segments and multiple ports

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INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Announces Four Segment Link Aggregation TAP with Multiple Configurations
Niagara 3416 addresses Gigabit networks and delivers a new type of Link Aggregation TAP with ability to monitor 4 network segments and multiple ports

Interop Las Vegas, May 19th, 2009 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced the first-of-its-class TAP system that is capable of fully monitoring 4 network segments at Gigabit speeds. The Niagara 3416 can support multiple configurations as well as supports copper, Multi-Mode fiber and Single-Mode fiber media. The system architecture is designed for flexibility and each segment can be configured to operate in various modes including aggregation, packet injection, multiple port monitoring and traffic filtering in layer 2, layer 3 and layer 4. The system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools.

Niagara 3416 supports a series of flexible TAP and Link Aggregation options that provide Network managers, IT managers and operators full flexibility that allows high visibility into the network performance and network traffic content. The unique TAP features include two main TAP options, Split TAP Mode and Split TAP Link Aggregation Mode. Additionally, each TAP option can be configured to allow packet injection from the monitoring appliances.

The Niagara 3416 1Gb TAP and Link Aggregation TAP is managed by a 64-bit MIPS 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 failover method configuration. An authentication client capable of interfacing with authentication servers like TACACS+ is integrated into the system. In addition, the TAP 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.

“The Niagara 3416 TAP System is the first-of-its-class in the TAP market enabling flexible monitoring of network traffic and performance while providing unprecedented reliability,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “By introducing this fully managed highly sophisticated Link Aggregation TAP system IT managers and Network operators will be able to benefit from its capabilities and manageability.”

Niagara 3416 provides features that are essential in today’s data centers:

  • Split TAP, and Link aggregation TAP support
  • Packet Injection capabilities
  • Many-to-one TAP support
  • One-to-Many TAP support
  • High availability failover capabilities
  • Gigabit Copper, Multi Mode (SX) and Single mode (LX) support
  • Redundant 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
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Syslog support


The Niagara 3416 is designed for Network Monitoring appliances. The product will be available for evaluation in June 2009 and will be in production in July of 2009.

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About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the Bypass Networking market, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Master’s expertise lies in Gigabit and 10 Gigabit networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, security, central office and other mission-critical IT appliances. Flagship product lines include specialized internal server adapter cards, embedded switch cards, and external intelligent Network Bypass and failover systems that increase network reliability and inline appliance availability. Offering over 70 products based on Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Interface Master’s adds value to the critical IT sector requiring Security, UTM, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention, QoS, Packet Classification and WAN Acceleration appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, California with satellite offices in Hong Kong, Germany and the UK. For more information, please go to