Interface Masters Full TAP Family of Network Monitoring products includes 1G,10G and 40Gb Fiber TAPs, and Link Aggregation TAP Systems

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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Niagara TAP Family headlined by Industry-First 40G Link Aggregation TAP

Interface Masters Full TAP Family of Network Monitoring products includes 1G,10G and 40Gb Fiber TAPs, and Link Aggregation TAP Systems

San Jose, California, October 30th, 2012 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in network Monitoring solutions, today announced completion of its full TAP family marked by the announcement of the Niagara 3231, an industry-first 40G single segment Link Aggregation TAP System. The family supports an array of 1G, 10G and 40G Passive TAP and Link Aggregation TAP options. The flagship Niagara 3231 consists of a Link Aggregation TAP segment which possess full 40 Gigabit monitoring capabilities. The TAP system supports multiple TAP methodologies as well as Multi-Mode fiber (SR) and Single-Mode fiber (LR) media configuration for 40Gb speeds. The system architecture is designed for flexibility, enabling Niagara 3231 to operate in various modes including split TAP, aggregation TAP and packet injection. Additionally, the system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools. The full TAP family headlined by Niagara 3231 is designed to integrate with IDS/IPS, Sniffers, Analyzers, Probes, Firewalls, QoS, UTM, Traffic Management and Enterprise IT security appliances.

“Interface Master’s is pleased to lead the TAP market into next generation monitoring with its new 40G Link Aggregation TAP System to ensure maximized visibility into high speed networks,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “With a versatile TAP family available with passive, active, multi-speed and multi-segment options, combined with our PacketMaster technology, we are positioned to provide complete, one-stop solutions at an industry-best price performance point.”

The Niagara TAP Link Aggregation Series, including Niagara 3231, provides key features including:

  • Split TAP and Link aggregation TAP support
  • Packet Injection capabilities
  • Passive Bypass which is essential during power loss
  • 1 Gigabit Copper (RJ45), 1 gigabit Fiber (SX or LX), 10 Gigabit Fiber (SR or LR) and/or 40 Gigabit QSFP+ options
  • Up to 4 segments (model dependent)
  • Hot-Swappable Redundant power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Dedicated Management Port and Console Port
  • Extensive CLI and WEB based management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • TACACS+ and Syslog support
  • NTP and Time Zone
  • EMC, FCC Class A, UL (Safety) Certifications

The Niagara Passive TAP Series provides key features including:

  • Passive TAP monitoring support
  • Support for 1 gigabit Fiber (SX or LX), 10 Gigabit Fiber (SR or LR)
  • Supports LC connectors
  • Up to 10 segments per system (model dependent)
  • Full duplex, zero packet loss
  • 1U Rack mountable chassis
  • No Power required
  • Factory configurable Optical split ratio
  • ROHS, EMC, FCC Class A, UL (Safety) Certifications


The full Niagara Aggregation TAP and Niagara Passive TAP families are in production and available. The flagship Niagara 3231 is available for evaluation & will be in production December of 2012.

For pricing information, please contact the Interface Master’s sales team at [email protected] or follow the any of the following links:

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters’ expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet network access and network connectivity solutions that integrate with monitoring systems, inline networking appliances, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10 Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems that increase network visibility capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters is located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

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