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Interface Masters Introduces 6 Port 10Gb Fiber NIC Based on Intel's 82599

Niagara 32716 NIC Features Six 10 Gb Ethernet Fiber SFP+ Connectors, PCI-e Gen 2.0 x16 and up to 120Gbps of Traffic (June 09, 2010)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/09/10 -- Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader and innovator in networking solutions, has announced an addition to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) Server Adapter Card family that is 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 32716 server adapter supports SFP+ pluggable modules for Multi-Mode (SR), Single-Mode (LR) and Extended Reach (ER) Fiber media, based on Intel's latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller, the 82599.

The new Niagara 32716 Hex Port 10 Gigabit NIC is based on the latest 10GbE Intel 82599 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which provides PCI-e 2.0 (5 GT/s) support, low power 6.2W operation, and intelligent queue support optimized for multicore processors consisting of 128 Transmit (Tx) and Receive (Rx) Queues. The 82599 also offers Intel's Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c), which helps reduce I/O bottlenecks, boost throughput, and reduces latency. The Virtual Machine Device Queues improve performance by offloading the data-sorting burden from the virtual machine manager (VMM) to the network controller. The server adapter possesses specialized features including 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.

"The Niagara 32716 10GE NIC enables system integrators, IT security companies and networking server manufacturers to utilize the latest in Ethernet technology to achieve unprecedented throughput, multiple interfaces and maximized network performance," stated Ben Askarinam, founder and CEO of Interface Masters Technologies. "Interface Masters is committed to supporting specialized NICs in the 10Gb Ethernet market and will continue introducing and supporting specialized NICs upon customer request."

Niagara 32716 provides features that are essential in today's data centers:

  • Intel 82599EB Dual MAC & PHY Ethernet controller
  • PCI-e x16 (Gen 2.0) compatible
  • Peak bandwidth 60 Gb/s in each direction on PCI Express bus
  • Handles 120 Gigabit per second traffic load
  • Three Integrated PHY for full-duplex 10 Gbps Ethernet Support per port
  • Four SFP+ Connectors for Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Support
  • TCP/UDP/IP checksum offload and TCP segmentation
  • Layer 2, 3 and 4 Advanced packet filtering capabilities (IPv4, IPv6)
  • Low power consumption
  • Full RoHS compliance
  • FCC Class A and CE certification
  • Digital Optical Monitoring support (DOM) according to the industry-standard SFF-8472. DOM gives the end user the ability to monitor real-time parameters of the SFP+, such as optical output power, optical input power, temperature, laser bias current, and transceiver supply voltage.


Niagara 32716 is 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 will be available for free evaluation in mid-June 2010 for qualified projects and will be in full production late June of 2010.

For volume pricing information, please contact the Interface Masters' sales team at or follow the links:

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, 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

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