Category: Load Balancer

LoadMaster Common Criteria Certification

Progress Kemp LoadMaster was certified at the collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices Version 2.2e in January 2023. This Common Criteria certification is the latest in a long list of features and reasons why LoadMaster is the best choice for many organizations.

March 28, 2023

Layer 4 vs. Layer 7 Load Balancing: What's the Difference and Which One Do I Need?

Load balancing for web applications is essential to deliver a good application experience Load balancing algorithms operate using techniques that map to the conceptual layers of a network stack. Most load balancer functions can be mapped to activities at Layers 4 & 7 of the OSI stack. This blog outlines of comparison of each type.

February 23, 2023

Business Risks of Application Downtime

Keeping these applications online and responsive is vital to all organizations. Maximizing application availability is foundational to delivering a good user experience for staff and customers.

February 16, 2023

How Hybrid Cloud is Driving Load Balancing Strategies—And Why a Unified Approach to Load Balancing Matters

Today's complex IT infrastructure require comprehensive load balancing strategies.

February 13, 2023

How Load Balancers Respond to Advanced Persistent Threats and Vulnerabilities

Learn more about how LoadMaster secures applications, including information on DDoS protection, web application firewall security and more.

February 6, 2023

What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Why Do You Need One?

Read more about Web Application Firewall to protect your applications from cyber attacks.

February 1, 2023

Load Balancing Algorithms Explained

Read more about load balancers and number of algorithms to deliver improved performance.

January 31, 2023

Securing Network Access for Modern-Day Hybrid Workplaces with Zero Trust

The working model in business has dramatically shifted over the last few years — a trend accelerated by the pandemic. The shifting to a work-from-home environment has provided proof that …

October 24, 2022

Adding Layered Security to Cloud Applications

The internet is a dangerous place, with many bad actors using automated tools to attack organizations of all sizes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regardless of your …

October 17, 2022

What’s At Stake If Your Business Is Hit With a DDoS Attack

Distributed Denial of Service, referred to as DDoS, attacks are a fact of life in the modern business landscape. Any company with an online presence is, unfortunately, vulnerable to DDoS attacks …

October 11, 2022

Microsoft Offers Zero-Day Exchange Exploit Workaround: LoadMaster Load Balancers Block and Repair Zero-Day Attacks

In recent days, two zero-day vulnerabilities against Microsoft on-premises Exchange Servers have been publicized and attacked. The good news is Exchange Cloud users, such as Microsoft 365 customers, need not …

October 6, 2022

Application Delivery the CIO Will Thank You For

Do you remember the biggest problem Microsoft had in the early days of selling Windows? It was too slow. While the visual user experience was compelling, the lag of the …

October 4, 2022

Web Traffic Encryption with TLS/SSL and Progress Kemp LoadMaster

Protecting your organization from the ever-changing threat landscape requires a defense strategy that deploys multiple technologies and human factors at multiple levels. One of the most important is data encryption …

September 27, 2022

How a DDoS Attack Works: History, Mitigation and Remediation

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). The words and the letters themselves create foreboding. Whatever it is, it is bad. Hackers do it, it causes damage, and only IT pros seemingly …

September 22, 2022

Advanced Dell ECS Traffic Management with Enhanced DNS

Dell ECS ™ offers scalable, high performance storage solutions across a range of workloads. In this blog, we’ll explore how ECS Connection Manager enhances Dell storage environments with real-world examples …

September 19, 2022

The Landscape of DDoS Attacks and Guidance to Prepare Your Defense for 2022’s Most Common DDoS Attacks

Businesses of all sizes, in all industries, are vulnerable to DDoS attacks. This statement is as true today as it was when I first wrote about the state of DDoS …

September 13, 2022

How to Choose a Load Balancer: 5 Tips for Finding the Best Load Balancing Solution

If you were in IT in the mid-90s, you may have heard of load balancing. These were low-level hardware devices designed to distribute traffic across the network and focused largely …

September 8, 2022

Give Online Learning Applications a Performance Boost

With the increased demand for remote and online learning, Moodle — the premier open-source learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators, and learners with a single system to create personalized …

August 30, 2022

How to Use a Load Balancer as an API Gateway

One of the biggest trends in application delivery is the increased importance of integration capabilities. Web applications are not only consumed by end users, but also make up functionality consumed …

August 10, 2022

Enhancing Day-One Exploit Containment with Custom WAF Rules

Bridging the gap between when a vulnerability announcement is released and when a fix is available. We live in a world where the good guys are constantly responding to threats …

August 5, 2022