Interface Masters Technologies Introduces an Advanced Modular Intelligent External Network Bypass.The Niagara 2298 Modular, Telco Grade Intelligent External Network Bypass provides extensive management capabilities and supports mixed Copper and Fiber, Copper to Fiber conversion, TAP port
HANOVER, Germany & SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif. -- Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, today introduced at the CeBIT show its advanced Modular Intelligent External Network Bypass system for the In-line Network Appliance market. This innovative Modular Intelligent Network Bypass has extensive management capabilities and allows flexibility by supporting four independent interface segments in various combinations. Each segment, copper, single mode fiber and multi-mode fiber offers full Bypass functionality, without interrupting the communication session. This includes re-routing the networking traffic automatically upon the need to take an in-line network appliance off the network for maintenance, or perform failover in case of malfunction due to software crash or power failure. The unique design and its Telco Grade quality, Carrier Class elevate the network reliability to the next level and enable avoiding interruption in internet communications session.
"Following the recent introduction of our first Intelligent External Network Bypass, Niagara 2297, Interface Masters is committed to continuously develop high performance and innovative failover devices to answer the market needs," said Ben Askarinam, Senior VP at Interface Masters Technologies. "We are pleased to introduce the advanced Niagara 2298, powerful Modular Intelligent Network Bypass product, which enables graceful failover of in-line networking appliances.. This modular Bypass features extreme flexibility and supports a mix of interfaces including copper to fiber conversion, which provides significant savings to the customers whenever fiber support is required."
The Niagara 2298 Modular Intelligent Network Bypass guarantees uninterrupted network on each of its four segments, in spite of power failures or system crash. This solution increases dramatically the internet service reliability and reduces the network down time. The Niagara 2298 system is currently being evaluated by customers such as Telcos and by major security in-line networking appliances OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and vendors. The Network Bypass system offers IT managers and Service Providers the ability to proactively disconnect Networking Appliances and put them offline. This function is needed in order to update the hardware/ firmware or upload new rules and signatures, for example Intrusion Detection & Prevention, Unified Threat Management See UTM. , WAN acceleration, Firewall, e-mail server, Load balancer, and VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. gateway.
The Niagara 2298 Modular Intelligent Network Bypass is feature-rich and provides the following capabilities:
* Supports up to four modules in any combination of Copper, MM Fiber and SM fiber
* Cost-effective flexibility - allows copper to fiber conversion capability which reduces cost of fiber optics fiber optics, transmission of digitized messages or information by light pulses along hair-thin glass fibers. Each fiber is surrounded by a cladding having a high index of refractance so that the light is internally reflected and travels the length of the fiber support
* Supports 10/100/1000 base, 1 Giga bit, TX (Copper), SX (Multi mode) & LX (Single mode)
* Supports Test Access Port (TAP), which is primarily used for optimizing the IT managers' ability to easily and passively monitor network links. The TAP port can be programmed per the segment that it monitors
* Plug and play system installation - due to its self generating heartbeat no drivers or additional software installation are required
* Active bypass capabilities that provide maximum flexibility and guarantees an uninterrupted communications session while its passive bypass capabilities provide maximum reliability
* Two redundant external power supplies for maximum up-time
* Very low power consumption due to efficient power design
* Fan-less system design, which guarantees greater reliability
* Extensive management capabilities including support for WEB GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. , HTTPS (1) (HyperText Transport Protocol Secure) The protocol for accessing a secure Web server. Using HTTPS in the URL instead of HTTP directs the message to a secure port number rather than the default Web port number of 80. , SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc. , e-mail notifications, and Command Line Interface (CLI (1) (Call Level Interface) A database programming interface from the SQL Access Group (SAG), an SQL membership organization. SAG's CLI is an attempt to standardize the SQL language for database access. )
The Niagara 2298 system is available now and is targeted at Internet Service Providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. (ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. ), Telcos, and OEMs at the critical IT sector requiring Security, UTM (Unified Threat Management) Refers to a stand-alone appliance or a software package that combines a firewall, antivirus, spam and content filtering as well as intrusion detection. See firewall, antivirus, antispam and IDS. market, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention and WAN Acceleration.
Interface Masters Technologies is showcasing the Modular Intelligent Bypass system and its complete product lines at CeBIT 2008, Hanover, Germany March 4-8, Hall 13 Stand D34 Booth #A4.
About Interface Masters Technologies
Interface Masters Technologies is an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions. Established in 1997, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Interface Masters Technologies is privately held, profitable and growing at a rate of 30% per year (2004 - YTD See Year-to-date.
See year to date (YTD). ). Interface Masters Technologies' flagship product lines include internal, external and intelligent Network bypass and failover systems that are targeted to increase the network reliability and availability of inline networking appliances. The company offers a variety of more than 70 products based on Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, copper and fibber-optic, specifically targeted at the critical IT sector requiring Security, UTM systems, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Intrusion Detection & Prevention and WAN Acceleration appliances. Company Headquarters is in San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. with offices in Hong Kong, Germany and UK. www.interfacemasters.com