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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Tahoe 8800 Series Embedded ARM Appliances

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - February 13, 2017) - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in innovative networking solutions, today announced its new Tahoe 8800 Series of Embedded Appliances. Tahoe 8818, Tahoe 8820, Tahoe 8822 and Tahoe 8824 are all based on Cavium OCTEON TX™ 64-bit ARM®-based SOC family. These Embedded Networking Appliances offer turnkey functionality for OEMs addressing the Data Analytics, Network Security and WAN optimization markets.

"Interface Masters is proud to partner with Cavium in introducing this new product line for OEMs and sophisticated end users in support of the fast growing network security market," said Ben Askarinam, Interface Masters CEO. "Interface Masters has been a long term partner with Cavium and these embedded ARM appliances continue our dedication to this market."

"We are delighted to support Interface Masters new Embedded Appliance product offerings, utilizing our latest OCTEON TX® CN81XX and 83XX SoC products. The Cavium 64-bit ARMv8 technology with patented HW acceleration enables partners like Interface Masters to create products providing high networking performance, enterprise-class security features and rich software eco-system," said Venkat Sundaresan, Director of Product Line Marketing, Cavium, Inc.

Supported applications include:

  • Network Security Appliance and offloads
  • NFV (Network Function Virtualization)
  • SDN (Software Defined Networks)
  • SSL/IPSec offload processing
  • 3G / 4G / LTE Gateways
  • UTM (Unified Threat Management)
  • IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems)
  • IPS (Intrusion Prevention System)
  • DLP (Data Loss Prevention)
  • WAN Optimization
  • ADC (Application Delivery Controllers)
  • Wireless Controllers
  • Load Balancers

About Interface Masters

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading provider of high speed embedded networking products. We develop and manufacture networking / embedded appliances, smart NICs, server adapter cards with high port density networking offload and bypass functionality for 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G. 50G and 100G markets. For over 20 years, Interface Masters Technologies has been providing innovative networking solutions with customization services to OEMs, Fortune 100 and startup companies. Our headquarters are located in San Jose, California. We design and manufacture all of our products in the United States.

For more information about Interface Masters Technologies, visit: http://www.interfacemasters.com

For more information about Tahoe 8800 series visit: http://www.interfacemasters.com/products/appliances/embedded/arm

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Media Contact:
Stephanie C Yanogacio
Marketing Manager
Interface Masters Technologies
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Interface Masters Technologies Niagara Switch Specifications Accepted by OCP Committee

SAN JOSE, CA --(March 09, 2016) - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in innovative networking solutions, today announced that the Open Compute Project added their Top Of Rack Ethernet Switch to the OCP's list of accepted submissions.

The OCP's Incubation Committee voted to accept the Broadcom/Interface Masters Open 1.0 Leaf and Spine Switch, adding the hardware specification to their rapidly growing list of Open Sourced switch hardware.

"Introducing the Open Source concept to the highly proprietary networking equipment industry is something we're very excited about," enthused Bill Kish, CTO at Interface Masters. "While it's still not possible for anyone with a soldering iron and our specifications to build a 100 gigabit Ethernet switch, the open source crowd review process benefits the whole community and allows everyone to see under the hood."

Full specifications, designs and schematics for the Broadcom/Interface Masters Open 1.0 Leaf and Spine Switch can be found in the Networking section of the OCP website.

Interface Masters offers a wide selection of Ethernet switches, NICS and Networking Appliances, all of which may be customized to customer requirements. Interface Masters will be exhibiting at booth # E15 at the OCP Summit in San Jose this week.

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading provider of Switches, Smart NICS and full custom appliances focused on Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. For over 20 years, Interface Masters has been providing innovative networking solutions with customization services. Interface Masters is an OCP member and has contributed multiple white box designs to the project while supporting customer SDN development. Interface Masters OCP switches can be modified according to customer requirements and are provided with complete SDK and source code required to support software development. Company headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe. All products are designed and manufactured in San Jose, CA.

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Stephanie Yanogacio 
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Interface Masters Announces Spin-Off Company Niagara Networks, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(February 29, 2016) - RSA Conference 2016 -- Interface Masters Technologies is excited to announce the launch of Niagara Networks Inc., its spin-off committed to continuing the unparalleled leadership and innovation in the networks visibility market.

Based in the Silicon Valley, Niagara Networks is dedicated to developing and marketing network visibility solutions, signature products first pioneered at its parent company, Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. For over 20 years, Niagara Networks has perfected its technology and products as a division within Interface Masters Technologies, where the first-ever external bypass switch and multi-segment 100G bypass switches were developed. Under this extraordinary leadership, Niagara Networks expanded to develop and market 1GE, 10GE, 40GE, and 100GE network visibility solutions, products approved and deployed by Telco's and Fortune 100 companies.

Niagara Networks will continue to lead the network visibility market as it advances and expands its signature product lines: Niagara Packet Broker (formerly PacketMaster), external bypass switches, passive and active 1G/10G/40G/100G TAPS, De-duplication and time stamping solutions. Niagara Networks Inc. develops and markets in Silicon Valley, with sales and support offices in Europe & Asia.

"After over twenty years, Interface Masters Technologies is a strong company, and the spinoff will allow each independent company to grow and offer its own innovative products," says Ben Askarinam, CEO of Interface Masters Technologies.

Interface Masters Technologies, Inc. will continue to develop and market SDN Appliances, Networks Appliances, 10G/40G/100G Ethernet Switches & Bypass NICs.

Ben Askarinam will continue to serve as CEO of Interface Masters Technologies, Inc., and will lead Niagara Networks, Inc. as CEO.

For more information about Niagara Networks, visit www.niagaranetworks.com

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Tal Arad
Marketing Manager
(408) 837-1992
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Interface Masters Technologies to Demonstrate Broadcom's Broadview with Pica8 PicOS on Niagara Series Switches at OCP Summit 2016

SAN JOSE, CA--(March 09, 2016) - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced they will be demonstrating Broadcom and Pica8 products on Interface Masters switches at the OCP Summit.

"Interface Masters is proud to partner with Broadcom and Pica8 to demonstrate Broadcom's BroadView switch instrumentation software integrated with Pica8's PicOS SDN Network Operating System on Niagara 2948X6XL Top of Rack Switches," said Ben Askarinam, Interface Masters CEO. "Interface Masters built the first OCP switch in 2013 and continues to support the Open Compute initiative."

"Interface Masters has been a great partner to Pica8 in providing solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers," said Dan Tuchler, Vice President of Product Management at Pica8. "OCP continues to gain importance and momentum and it's a pleasure to bring the combined expertise of Interface Masters, Broadcom and Pica8 together to provide this compelling demonstration."

Interface Masters offers a wide selection of Ethernet switches, NICS and Networking Appliances, all of which may be customized to customer requirements. Interface Masters will be exhibiting at booth # E15 at the OCP Summit in San Jose this week.

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading provider of Switches, Smart NICS and full custom appliances focused on Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. For over 20 years, Interface Masters has been providing innovative networking solutions with customization services. Interface Masters is an OCP member and has contributed multiple white box designs to the project while supporting customer SDN development. Interface Masters OCP switches can be modified according to customer requirements and are provided with complete SDK and source code required to support software development. Company headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe. All products are designed and manufactured in San Jose, CA.

Contact Information

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Stephanie Yanogacio
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PacketSled and Interface Masters Partner to Provide Sophisticated Network Forensics and Visibility Solution

Scalable Passive Solution for Network Monitoring and Breach Detection with PacketSled Sensor and Niagara 4248 Network Packet Broker

San Jose, California, January 22, 2016 – PacketSled, a leader in Network Security and Interface Masters, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions have partnered to offer a complete network security solution by providing continuous monitoring, breach detection, incident response, user behavior analysis and full network forensics records across single and multi-network 1G and 10G link deployments.

Together, PacketSled and Interface Masters offer an infinitely scalable, plug-and-play, passive monitoring solution that delivers industry leading network security while ensuring network visibility and uptime, with intuitive user interface, reporting and alerts.

An Interface Masters (or any industry standard) 1G or 10G Network TAP or Span port can be connected to the Interface Masters’ Niagara 4248. The PacketBroker ports (1G/10G flexible SFP+ ports) provide the ability to load balance, aggregate, filter and/or mirror the Network traffic provided by the TAP or Span to one or multiple PacketSled sensors. The PacketSled Sensors then perform deep packet inspection to extract all attributes required to perform forensic analysis, while compressing the data to 1/100th of its original size. This data is then processed with analytics, file analysis, known signatures and behavioral rules to alert to actionable security incidents. PacketSled’s Network Forensics platform allows users to query network traffic via a natural language syntax and visualize the results to detect advanced threats. Analysts collaborate to rapidly resolve incidents and report findings to stakeholders. PacketSled sensors are software based and can be installed on commodity hardware.

Interface Masters and PacketSled integrated solution offers a leading edge solution to the market that facilitates real-time analytics, forensics recordings and full 1G and 10G Network Visibility and Uptime , stated Aaron Nankin, Director of Business Development at Interface Masters Technologies. The Packet Broker support provides granular Network access and packet capture which end customers can leverage to provide complete network monitoring and breach detection.

The Interface Masters’ Network Packet Broker provides reliable and configurable control of network traffic, allowing PacketSled to provide a solution that scales north of 100Gbps on commodity hardware.” stated Matt Harrigan. “We’re excited to partner with a company which provides a robust and easy to manage solution to a difficult problem.

The PacketSled Sensor + Interface Masters Niagara 4248 Network PacketMaster solution provides key benefits including:

  • Support for 10G & 1G Network TAP, Filtering, Mirroring, Aggregation, Load Balancing, and Speed Conversion between Network Links & PacketSled Sensor(s)
  • Plug & play, user-friendly Web GUI/Management
  • Continuous Real-time Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Network Forensics
  • Breach Detection via Analytics, Signature, Behavioral and File Analysis
  • Query and Visualize Network Traffic
  • Software based Sensors can be deployed on commodity hardware or in virtual environments
  • Network analytics, reporting and alerting

PacketSled Sensor Product Line Availability

The PacketSled Sensor product line is available and in full production.

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Interface Masters Network PacketBroker Availability

Interface Masters 1G and/or 10G Network PacketBroker System is available and in full production.

For volume pricing information for the Niagara 4248 or any other Network PacketBroker, TAP or Bypass please contact the Interface Masters sales team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow the link

About PacketSled

PacketSled provides a cloud-based Breach Detection, Network Forensics and managed Incident Response platform. PacketSled continuously monitors for advanced threats and provides full-fidelity network history, allowing analysts to identify and respond to incidents in record time. Software Sensors can be deployed across the Enterprise in 15 minutes. The company is based in San Diego with offices in San Mateo. For more information, please go to http://www.packetsled.com/

About Interface Masters

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass and Failover Switches, Network Packet Broker, Passive TAP, and Active TAP, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE networking solutions that integrate with monitoring, inline networking, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

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