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Solution Overview

When overloaded with more points in the network to monitor than tools available, a network architect has to come up with a solution to provide full visibility to the monitoring solutions. A network packet broker (NPB) such as an Interface Masters, PacketMaster, performs key functions such as port mirroring, aggregation, packet slicing, de-duplication, timestamping, filtering and load balancing from traffic coming from a TAP or SPAN port. In this way, packets can be copied, sorted and properly distributed to the right Riverbed SteelCentral analysis solutions.

Interface Masters Riverbed Partner Solution Brief

Versions tested:
Interface Masters - Niagara 42xx (PacketMaster Software version 8.17 Riverbed SteelCentral NetShark 10.7.1, AppResponse 9.0.3

Interface Masters Products: PacketMaster/Network Packet Broker and Niagara TAP
Riverbed Products: Riverbed SteelCentral, Network Performance Management

Interface Masters Technologies

Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and visibility market including Bypass, TAP, switches and smart NICs products, based in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10GbE and 40GbE 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 PacketMaster® Network Packet Broker, specialized 10GE internal server adapter cards, switches, 10Gb and 40Gb external intelligent Network TAP and Bypass and failover systems.  Company Headquarters are located in San Jose, CA with satellite offices in Hong Kong and Europe. 

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