Interface Masters Technologies Introduces Dual Port Fiber 10 Gigabit Server Adapter Bypass Cards Based on Intel's 82599 Ethernet Controller

Niagara 32711 and Niagara 32710 NICs Support Two 10 GbE Fiber SFP+ Connectors for Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Connectivity, up to 40 Gbps of Throughput, High-Availability Failover and PCI-e Gen2

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, has announced additional members of its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Server Adapter Card family that are 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 32711 and 32710 server adapters are low power Dual Port 10 GbE NICs, with SFP pluggable modules for Multi-Mode and Single-Mode Fiber media, based on Intel's latest ethernet controller, the 82599. Niagara 32710 supports failover and Network bypass.

The new Niagara 32711 and Niagara 32710 10 GE NICs are based on the latest 10GE Intel 82599 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which provides PCI-e 2.0 (5 GT/s) support, 100/1000/10Gbps auto-negotiation capabilities, low power 6.2W operation, and 128 Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) Queues. The 82599 also offers specialized features including enhanced virtualization support, 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.

The Niagara 32710 low-profile, dual port 10G fiber server adapter card with bypass is designed for high-availability server applications that demand premium performance and maximum uptime. The bypass feature, upon power failure or power loss, allows network traffic to continue by re-routing traffic from the transmit port directly to the receive port. This creates a closed loop that bypasses the down appliance, ensuring that network uptime is maintained.

"These two new 10GE NICs have been intelligently designed to leverage the latest 10 Gigabit technology to meet the highest performance standards of the enterprise, security and datacenter markets," stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "These power-efficient, low-profile NICs take advantage of PCI-e Gen2 standards to provide unparalleled network I/O performance at a competitive price point."

Niagara 32711 and 32710 provide 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 40 Gigabit per second traffic load
--  Integrated PHY for full-duplex 10 Gbps Ethernet Support
--  Two SFP+ Connectors for Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Support
--  Passive Network Bypass which is essential during power loss or
    software failure
--  Programmable "Fail-Closed" or "Fail-Open" while in the power-off state
--  Link Fault Detection (LFD) support
--  Programmable independent mode to function as a dual port 10GE Fiber
--  TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation
--  Layer 2, 3 and 4 Advanced packet filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
--  Efficient low profile form factor - 6.0 inches in length and 2.47
    inches in height
--  Low power consumption 12.5W maximum power
--  Full RoHS compliance
--  FCC Class A and CE certification


The Niagara 32711 and Niagara 32710 are 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 is now available for free evaluation for qualified projects and will be in full production late September of 2009.

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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. For more information, please go to

Contact Information: Contact: Aaron Nankin Sales & Marketing Manager 408-441-9341 x122