Niagara 32714 NICs support Four 10 Gb Ethernet Fiber SFP+ connectors for multi-mode or single-mode connectivity and PCI-e Gen2 supporting up to 40Gbps of bidirectional traffic

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INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Introduces Quad Port Fiber 10 Gigabit Server Adapter Cards based on Intel’s 82599 Ethernet Controller with up to 80Gbps of data throughput
Niagara 32714 NICs support Four 10 Gb Ethernet Fiber SFP+ connectors for multi-mode or single-mode connectivity and PCI-e Gen2 supporting up to 40Gbps of bidirectional traffic

New York, New York, November 18th, 2009 – Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, has announced an addition to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Server Adapter Card family that is designed to integrate with PCI-express (PCI-e) based Inline Networking Servers, including WAN Acceleration, UTM, and IPS Systems, and Security and Monitoring Appliances such as Firewalls, IDS systems, and Analysis Probes. The Niagara 32714 server adapter is a low power Quad Port 10 GbE NIC, with SFP+ pluggable modules for Multi-Mode and Single-Mode Fiber media, based on Intel’s latest Ethernet controller, the 82599.

The new Niagara 32714 10 GE NIC is based on the latest 10GE Intel 82599 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which provides PCI-e 2.0 (5 GT/s) support, low power 6.2W operation, and intelligent queue support optimized for multicore processors consisting of 128 Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) Queues. The 82599 also offers Intel’s Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c), which helps reduce I/O bottlenecks, boost throughput, and reduce latency. The Virtual Machine Device Queues improve performance by offloading the data-sorting burden from the virtual machine manager (VMM) to the network controller. The server adapter possesses specialized features including layer 2 & 3 security including IPSec & LinkSec, Intel® I/OAT Acceleration v3.0, VLAN Tagging, Stripping and Packet Filtering, FCoE Transmit, Segmentation and offload, and SNMP and RMON statistic counters. Intel’s 82599 also possesses a variety of time manageability interfaces including RMII, SMBus, PXE, iSCSI Boot.

“Rolling out a high port-density option for the 10 Gigabit server adapter family enables security companies and enterprise appliance vendors and integrators to take advantage of the latest 10GE technology at a low-cost per port,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “The Niagara 32714, addresses the trends driving datacenter upgrades by including hardware optimization for I/O virtualization and support for unified networking, allowing local-area network (LAN), storage-area network (SAN), and Internet Protocol communications (IPC) traffic to share the same Ethernet network.”

Niagara 32714 provides features that are essential in today’s data centers:

  • Intel 82599EB Dual MAC & PHY Ethernet controller
  • PCI-e x8 (Gen 2.0) compatible
  • Peak bandwidth 40 Gb/s in each direction on PCI Express bus
  • Handles 80 Gigabit per second traffic load
  • Dual Integrated PHY for full-duplex 10 Gbps Ethernet Support per port
  • Four SFP+ Connectors for Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Support
  • TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation
  • Layer 2, 3 and 4 Advanced packet filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
  • Efficient form factor
  • Low power consumption
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • FCC Class A and CE certification


The Niagara 32714 is designed for system integrators and server providers that support the Telecommunications, ISP, IT Network Security, UTM, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention and WAN Acceleration markets. The product will be available for free evaluation on December 2009 for qualified projects and will be in full production January of 2010.

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About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the Bypass and TAP Networking market, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Master’s expertise lies in Gigabit and 10 Gb Ethernet networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, embedded switch boards, and 10 Gigabit external intelligent Network TAP, Bypass and failover systems that increase network monitoring capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability.
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