Niagara 2810 Offers Multiple Configurations for Connecting 1Gb Appliances to 10Gb Networks

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INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Introduces a Unique 10 Gigabit Aggregator Switch with Bypass Capabilities.
Niagara 2810 Offers Multiple Configurations for Connecting 1Gb Appliances to 10Gb Networks

San Jose, California, December 9, 2008 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today introduced a new family of 10 Gigabit (10Gb) products targeted for Networking Inline Devices, Security Appliances and Central Office applications. The Niagara 2810 features a four 10Gb port switch with an additional 24 gigabit port and active bypass switch capabilities. The system can support 2 fully independent 10 GB segments that can support aggregation, TAP, filtering and load balancing. Due to its target market the system possesses active bypass capabilities which enable simple and quick plug and play connectivity of inline and security appliances.

The Niagara 2810 10Gb aggregator switch family is managed by a 64 bit MIPS controller which provides full CLI and GUI management. The management system includes secure web UI via HTTPS, secure shell (SSH), SNMP, e-mail notification upon special events, and trunk configuration.

The systems Bypass functionality support SR and LR fiber technology without any data loss. The active bypass auto heartbeat is customizable and enables connectivity without the need for additional drivers while adjusting the configured trunks according to the link status. The unique combination of 1 GB and 10Gb bandwidth provide a seamless connection between gigabit appliances to 10 gigabit networks.

“Interface Masters is committed to support the high speed networking market and we are in the process of introducing multiple specialized products targeting the 10 Gigabit appliances.” stated Ben Askarinam, Senior VP at Interface Masters Technologies. “The Niagara 2810 is the first member of a range of products that will support aggregation, Bypass, TAP, filtering and load balancing. The 2810 is currently in Beta and will be in full production January of 2009.”

Niagara 2810 provides features essential in today’s data centers:

  • Active bypass and switching which provides smooth bypass on software or system crash
  • Passive Bypass which guarantees maximum network uptime
  • Support 10G SR, LR
  • 24 Giga bit Aggregation Ports
  • Console and management port
  • Extensive and secure WEB based management


The Niagara 2810 targets system integrators who support Telcos, ISPs, IT sector requiring Security, UTM market, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention and WAN Acceleration. The product will be presented at the SANS conference Friday December the 12th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC.

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About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions. Established in 1997, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters Technologies is privately held. Built on its patented technology, Interface Masters Technologies’ flagship product lines include internal Specialized sever adapter cards, Embedded switch cards, external and intelligent Network Bypass and failover systems that are targeted to increase the network reliability and availability of inline networking appliances. The company offers a variety of more than 70 products based on Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet copper and fiber-optic; specifically targeted at the critical IT sector requiring Security, UTM systems, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention, QoS, Packet Calcification and WAN Acceleration appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, California with offices in Hong Kong, Germany and UK.