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Interface Masters Technologies Announces Official Partnership Program

Interface Masters to Increase Partners Network Visibility by Integration of their Innovative Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/14 -- RSA Conference -- Interface Masters Technologies, an industry leader in high speed networking and network visibility systems, today announced their official partnership program, the Visibility Alliance Program (VAP). Interface Masters Technologies complements the Application and Monitoring appliance market by offering innovative network visibility solutions. The goal of this program is to partner with companies that will be able to mutually increase the value of the partnered companies Application and Monitoring products by providing a combined turnkey solution.

Hardware tools are continually being added to data centers to keep up with the constant demand and growth. With the addition of tools, networks become highly dense and as a result begin to become not as efficient. To keep up with the growth and to ensure that each tool is efficiently being used, the intricacies that may slow down a network need to be addressed. Network Visibility is optimizing the environment around network tools so they do not affect network performance and can be fully utilized. As a result of better visibility, it becomes easier to make network decisions and lower strain on the bandwidth.

Interface Masters targets the Network Visibility market with a wide product line including: Network TAPs to send copies of traffic to out of band appliances, Bypass Switches, connected to Inline appliances, that will protect the network and redirect traffic if the inline appliance fails and PacketMasters (Network Packet Brokers) that perform aggregation, mirroring, filtering, load balancing and Deep Packet Inspection of network traffic.

The market this program is going to focus on is the Application and Monitoring market. Using application appliances, network architect can have a better view of what is happening on the network to pinpoint where and how to maintain a healthy network. These tools will also help analyze and monitor end-user experience, and speed network and application troubleshooting. Some of the products that this market focuses on are: Wan Optimization, Network Performance Management and Application Performance Management. Monitoring appliances allows for traffic to stay secure so that companies can ensure data flowing in and out of the network is not compromised. These types of products include: Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Firewalls, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Web Filters.

Partners:

"We are excited to kick off the Alliance initiative as it will provide better solution, better support and higher value to mutual customers," stated Matthew Butrimovitz, Marketing Manager of Interface Masters Technologies, "teaming up with the appliance vendors will enable Interface Masters to test and evaluate the interoperability between the systems which will lead to higher quality and customer satisfaction."

"We are excited to work with Interface Masters and show a broader audience the benefits of the Riverbed Performance Management product family," said Frank Rubio, Strategic Technology Alliances, Riverbed Performance Management, Riverbed Technology. "Together, we will help give customers solutions that help end users overcome the challenges of application performance."

"Palo Alto Networks is pleased to team with Interface Masters," said Chad Kinzelberg, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development of Palo Alto Networks. "Working with Interface Masters and using the Interface Masters Bypass Switch, we are able to deliver increased network visibility and ensure high availability and network connectivity protection for end users."

"As customers want to deploy an Untangle, Internet Content Control (ICC), into larger networks, we have partnered with Interface Masters to create the visibility fabric to do this," says Joe Lowry VP Business Development, Untangle. "Utilizing a Network Packet Broker to load balance the traffic, opens new and much larger opportunities, where network administrators need an ICC to diagnose and resolve internet traffic problems."

"By offering innovative network access solutions, Interface Masters adds incredible value to our customers WAN Orchestration deployments," said Kevin Suitor, VP, Strategy & Corporate Alliances, Exinda. "This scalable solution for maintaining uninterrupted network connectivity is key to maintaining a healthy and efficient network."

VAP

If you would like to join the VAP partnership, please contact Matthew Butrimovitz, [email protected]. Or, come visit us at RSA in San Francisco at booth number 1939.

About Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies 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, inline networking appliances, IPS, UTM, Load Balancing, WAN acceleration, and other mission-critical IT and security appliances. Flagship product lines include PacketMasters, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, Smart NICs, Managed switches, 10 Gigabit and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Active Bypass and failover systems that increase network visibility capabilities, network reliability and inline appliance availability. Company Headquarters is located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe.

About Riverbed

Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization.

About Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) is the network security company. Its innovative platform allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable the increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications running on their networks. The core of Palo Alto Networks' platform is its Next-Generation Firewall, which delivers application, user, and content visibility and control integrated within the firewall through its proprietary hardware and software architecture. Palo Alto Networks' products and services can address a broad range of network security requirements, from the data center to the network perimeter, as well as the distributed enterprise, which includes branch offices and a growing number of mobile devices. Palo Alto Networks' products are used by more than 9,000 customers in over 100 countries.

About Untangle

Untangle, a network software and appliance company, provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available today. Designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small, Untangle's award-winning software now ships on easy-to-deploy appliances. Untangle's proven network software solutions are installed in nearly 40,000 organizations, protecting more than 2 million people and their computers. With its try-before-you-buy approach, Untangle enables organizations to take control of their network within minutes and at no risk. Untangle is located in Sunnyvale, California.

About Exinda

Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN optimization and Network Control solutions. Exinda enables organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN optimization and Network Control solutions that intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 3,000 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive.

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