Untangle 7.2 software release includes support for Interface Masters’ bypass server adapter, to ensure maximum network uptime for the SMB market

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UNTANGLE and Interface Masters Deliver Mission Critical Firewall Gateway
Untangle 7.2 software release includes support for Interface Masters’ bypass server adapter, to ensure maximum network uptime for the SMB market

San Jose, California, May 3rd, 2010 – Untangle, a leader in the Linux Network security market, and Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, have announced support for Niagara 32265, Interface Masters latest PCI-e Gen 2.0, dual port copper gigabit bypass Network Interface Card (NIC), based on Intel 82576 Ethernet Controller, on Untangle’s 7.2 Multi-Function Firewall Gateway Software release.

Untangle’s robust network software platform supports a comprehensive suite of Internet security applications that protect networks from threats and enable sophisticated management and reporting. The commercial-grade open-source based software platform enables the SMB market to cost effectively leverage over 20 application modules that support blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network. With support from Interface Masters Niagara 32265 Gigabit Failover NIC, Untangles 7.2 software release will ensure that, in the case of a software crash or power outage, the network integrity will be preserved.

The Niagara 32265 is designed for high-availability, monitoring and IT security server applications that demand premium performance and maximum uptime. The Niagara 32265 is a low-cost, low power, fully Linux compatible Dual Port Copper GbE Server Adapter, based on latest generation Ethernet controller technology from Intel. Niagara 32265 includes bypass relays to maintain uptime during power-outage, link-loss or software crash. The bypass feature operates by activating a mechanical switch (even in the absence of power) to enable network traffic to continue by re-routing traffic from the transmitting port directly to the receiving port. This creates a closed loop that bypasses the down appliance, ensuring that network uptime is maintained.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Interface Masters to support their leading edge network failover adapter technology for mission critical Untangle installations,” says Dirk Morris, VP, Products at Untangle. “We strongly believe that the Untangle platform in conjunction with Interface Masters’ Niagara 32265 introduces a compelling offering that ensures optimal security and uptime for the SMB market.”

The Niagara 32265 provides flexible and robust networking options to the mission-critical IT security market by leveraging the latest Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller technology, the Intel 82576 Ethernet controller. Intel’s 82576 chipset enhances 32265 by providing PCI Express 2.0 (2.5Gb/s) support, 10/100/1000 Based-T auto-negotiation capabilities, low power 2.8W operation, 16 Tx and 16 Rx Queues per port, enhanced virtualization, layer 2 & 3 security including IPSec & LinkSec, and Intel I/OAT Acceleration v3.0.

The Niagara 32265 belongs to a gigabit bypass server adapter family which includes the Niagara 32264 and Niagara 32266 which are 4 port and 6 port bypass NICs respectively. In addition, the Niagara 2285 and Niagara 2284 are 2 port and 4 port fiber bypass adapters respectively with support for Multi Mode fiber and Single Mode Fiber.

“Interface Masters is pleased to support Untangle in releasing the 7.2 Multi-Function Firewall software with built-in support for network failover to ensure maximized network uptime for their extensive SMB customer base,” states Aaron Nankin, Sales & Marketing Manager of Interface Masters Technologies. “Niagara 32265 Gigabit Bypass NICs will enable Untangle to support current SMB customers and expand to appeal to new customer markets that look to ensure that all points of failure on the network are secured and protected.”

Untangle 7.2 Multi-Function Firewall Availability

Untangle 7.2 platform is designed for the SMB, education, health care and government markets and is available to download now at www.untangle.com/download.

The entry-level suite is available for free while the premium package offerings are available via low-cost subscription plans at www.untangle.com/Solutions/Package-Comparison-Matrix.

Niagara 32265 Availability

Niagara 32265 is designed for the UTM, IT Network Security, Intrusion Detection & Prevention, Telecommunications, ISP, Storage Area Networks (SAN), and WAN Acceleration markets. The product is available and in full production.

For volume pricing information, please contact the Interface Masters’ sales team at sales@interfacemasters.com or follow the link: http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/32265.html

About Untangle, Inc.

Untangle, a network software company, provides a new breed of multi-function firewall and Internet management applications that are optimized for the unique needs of smaller organizations. With a free multi-function firewall at its core and a suite of Internet management applications, Untangle’s superior solutions are available at the Industry’s lowest cost, and are easy-to-deploy and manage. Untangle’s proven network software solutions are installed across 20,000 organizations, protecting more than one million people and their computers. The company’s innovative open source approach takes the cost out of Internet management and with its try-before-you-buy approach organizations can now take control of their network within minutes and at no risk. Untangle is located in San Mateo, California.
For more information, visit www.untangle.com.

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 Masters’ 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.
For more information, please go to www.interfacemasters.com.