Interface Masters Launches 48 Port 10 Gigabit Hardware Load Balancer for Data Monitoring and Access

Niagara 4248 Supports 960Gbps of Packet Filtering, Packet Mirroring, Session Based Traffic Distribution, Load Balancing, Traffic Aggregation and WEB GUI Management Interface

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today announced 48 Ports of 10Gb sophisticated Hardware-based Load Balancing. Niagara 4248 completes the extensive family of fully managed appliances that are built for optimal flexibility, enabling extensive filtering capabilities, L2, L3 and L4 filtering, including User Define Byte (UDB), extensive Mirroring options, sophisticated session based traffic distribution and traffic aggregation. Niagara 4224, 4216 and 4208 are unique configurations (24, 16 and 8 port options respectively) that have been on the market since April 2010. Niagara 4248 supports multi-mode or single mode 10GE fiber media configuration and connectivity to 10G or 1GE networks via SFP+ or SFP transceivers. Niagara 4248 possesses a powerful and full-featured software suite that can be managed remotely via the management (or console) port enabling simple to use and powerful WEB GUI to enable full control, configuration and statistics retrieval.

"Niagara 4248 is a robust and flexible packet master system built upon leading edge technologies to address network monitoring, packet processing, data analysis and other security applications," states Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "The sophisticated 960Gbps system demonstrates Interface Masters roadmap and proficiency in providing higher speeds, better capabilities and higher port counts to support the expansion of network infrastructures at service providers, data centers and enterprises."

Niagara 4248 provides 960Gbps real traffic processing and features that are essential for security applications and data monitoring appliances including:

  • Low Power consumption 150W
  • Versatile and extensive traffic distribution options based on MPLS, MAC, VLAN, IP, TCP and UDP
  • Enabling multiple appliances to monitor network segments by session based load balancing and sophisticated traffic distribution
  • MPLS tunnel termination
  • L2, L3 and L4 filtering including User Define Byte (UDB)
  • 48 Bidirectional and configurable ports including speed (1Gb or 10Gb), media (fiber LR, SR, ER, SX, LX or copper), functionality and filtering
  • Multiple traffic Mirroring, aggregation and redirection options including one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many mappings of network links
  • Advanced Management Capabilities including Syslog, TACACS+, RMON, secure WEB and CLI management, SSH and HTTPS support
  • 1U rack mountable chassis supporting Dual Redundant Internal power supplies for maximum reliability

Pricing and Availability

The product is available for evaluation and low volume production. For pricing information, please contact the Interface Masters sales team at 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 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, SSL/IPSEC adapters, 10Gb media converters, embedded switch boards, 10GE Managed Switches, 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

Contact Information:

Aaron Nankin
Sales and Marketing Manager

408-441-9341 x122

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