November 13th, 2013 [Kemp] New York, NYKemp Technologies, the leading provider of application-centric load-balancer solutions, announces today that its LoadMaster virtual and hardware-based ADC offerings have been selected for the first time by Gartner for inclusion in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers.

Businesses of all sizes, and public sector entities like education, are not only undergoing transformations in terms of virtualized applications and infrastructure, but are also confronted with ever-increasing demand for simpler and more cost-effective application delivery without sacrificing the highest performance and security standards. Given that many organizations are resource constrained, they require a reliable ADC with proven best-in-class feature and functionality integration, and best practices expertise built in, to avoid productivity drains.

Positioned above larger vendors like Fortinet and Brocade, Gartner highlighted Kemp’s security features such as SNORT-compatible Intrusion Prevention, distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, and a value-added Active Directory pre-authentication endpoint safeguard for application access. In addition to security, Kemp’s virtual solution’s extensibility features – optimized for Microsoft collaboration apps like Exchange, SharePoint and Lync – were also cited as especially appealing to larger enterprises needing to accommodate incremental performance demands where previously hardware-based solutions traditionally have been the main option.

"As the most prominent application-centric vendor among more well-established, hardware-oriented, network-focused vendors, Kemp is honored to be recognized in the ADC Magic Quadrant," said Ray Downes, CEO, Kemp Technologies. "As the first third-party vendor with integrated load-balancing functionality for cloud apps resident within Windows Azure, the first ADC vendor to market with multiple hypervisor-compatible virtual ADCs, and a pioneer in truly scalable virtual ADCs, we’re delighted with Gartner’s validation of Kemp’s market momentum."

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