SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Interface Masters, an industry leader and innovator in network Monitoring solutions, announced completion of its full TAP family marked by the announcement of the Niagara 3231, an industry-first 40G Link Aggregation TAP System. The family supports an array of 1G, 10G and 40G Passive TAP and Link Aggregation TAP options. The flagship Niagara 3231 consists of a TAP segment which possess full 40 Gigabit monitoring capabilities. The TAP system supports multiple TAP methodologies as well as Multi-Mode and Single-Mode fiber media configuration for 40Gbps. The system architecture is designed for flexibility, enabling to operate in various modes including split, aggregation and packet injection TAP. Additionally, the system supports a full suite of secure management including industry-standard management and logging tools. The full TAP family headlined by Niagara 3231 is designed to integrate with IDS, Sniffers, Analyzers, Probes, and Traffic Management appliances.

"Interface Masters is pleased to lead the TAP market into next generation monitoring with its new 40G Link Aggregation TAP System to ensure maximized visibility into high speed networks," stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "With a versatile TAP family available with passive, active, multi-speed and multi-segment options, combined with our PacketMaster technology, we are positioned to provide complete, one-stop solutions at an industry-best price performance point."

The Niagara TAP Series, including Niagara 3231, provides key features including:

  • Split and Link aggregation TAP
  • Packet Injection
  • Passive Bypass
  • Gigabit Copper and Fiber(SX/LX), 10 Gigabit Fiber(SR/LR) and 40Gb QSFP+ options
  • Up to 4 segments
  • Hot-Swappable Redundant power supplies for maximum reliability
  • Management and Console Ports
  • CLI and WEB management
  • SSH and HTTPS for secure Management
  • TACACS+ and Syslog
  • NTP
  • EMC, FCC Class A, UL

The Niagara Passive TAP Series provides key features including:

  • Passive monitoring support
  • Support for 1 and 10 gigabit Fiber
  • Up to 10 segments per system
  • 1U Rack-mountable chassis
  • factory configurable Optical split ratio


The Niagara Aggregation TAP and Niagara Passive TAP families are in production. The flagship Niagara 3231 will be in production December of 2012.

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About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet network access and network connectivity solutions that integrate with monitoring systems and inline networking appliances. Flagship product lines include hardware load-balancers, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems that increase network visibility capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability.

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