INTERFACE MASTERS Technologies Introduces a Low-Cost Desktop Form Factor Single Segment Gigabit External Active Bypass Switch for the SMB market

12th May 2010
News Release from: Interface Masters Inc
Written by : ES Admin
Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in networking solutions, announced a new member addition to its External Intelligent Gigabit Bypass Switch family which is targeted to the SMB market with an affordable and reliable active bypass option. Niagara 2294, Low Cost Intelligent Active Network Bypass guarantees uninterrupted network connectivity in instances of power failures or system crashes.
SMB and small enterprise IT managers and Network Administrators that manage Inline systems like Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Intrusion Detection & Prevention, Unified Threat Management, WAN acceleration, Firewall, Load balancing, and VPN gateway devices can utilize Niagara 2294 to proactively disconnect Network Appliances for maintenance or replacement. This ensures that hardware/firmware can be updated or new upload rules and signatures can be loaded without network downtime.

The system provides flexible and intuitive CLI and GUI management features including secure web UI via an HTTPS connection, secure shell (SSH), SNMP, e-mail notification for special events, and bypass method configuration. An authentication client capable of interfacing with authentication servers like TACACS+ is also supported. In addition, the bypass system possesses Syslog support, enabling consolidation of log data from various systems into a central repository.

“We are very proud to introduce a cost-effective solution featuring the seamless failover and auto heartbeat of the Intelligent Active bypass product line to the SMB and small enterprise markets,” stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. “The Niagara 2294 provides easy plug and play capabilities and maximum uptime on any mission-critical link while possessing a compact desk top form-factor.”

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