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Interface Masters Technologies Announces 10 Gigabit Aggregation Tap For 10ge Networks

Data Connectors, Phoenix, Arizona, July 16th, 2009 - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced a 10 Gigabit TAP system capable of fully monitoring the network at 10GE speeds. The Niagara 3212 can support multiple TAP methodologies and configurations as well as Multi-Mode fiber and Single-Mode fiber media. The system architecture is designed for flexibility, enabling Niagara 3212 to operate in various modes including aggregation, packet injection, and multiple port monitoring. Additionally, the system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools.

Niagara 3212 supports flexible TAP and Link Aggregation options that provide Network managers, IT managers and operators high visibility into network performance and network traffic content. The unique TAP features include two main TAP options, Split TAP Mode and Split TAP Link Aggregation Mode. In addition, each TAP option can be configured to allow packet injection from the monitoring appliances. The system is designed to be upgraded to support traffic filtering in layer 2, layer 3 and layer 4.

The Niagara 3212 10GE 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 TAP method configuration. An authentication client capable of interfacing with authentication servers such as 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 management includes a simple local or remote upgrade feature which allows software upgrade and update.

"The Niagara 3212 Aggregation TAP System is a powerful and leading-edge first offering to the new 10Gb passive TAP and aggregation TAP family, which is based on proven technologies" stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "The Niagara 3212 system will soon feature filtering and forwarding capabilities to support the most sophisticated demands of IT managers and operators. Additionally, with Dual and Quad segment offerings to be released shortly featuring 'one to many', 'many to one' and 'any to any' configuration options, the 32xx family will possess unprecedented flexibility and reliability in monitoring 10Gb traffic."

Niagara 3212 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
  • 10GE Multi Mode (SR) and Single mode (LR) 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
  • UL, CE and FCC certifications
  • TACACS+ authentication
  • Syslog support
  • NTP and Time Zone

The Niagara 3212 is designed for Network Monitoring appliances. The product is available for evaluation and will be in production in August of 2009.
For pricing information, please contact the Interface Master's sales team at [email protected] or follow the link:
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. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Germany.
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