As organizations rely more and more on web-based applications and a mobile workforce, the importance of secure application publishing continues to increase. A solution that provides edge security, SSO application integration and flexible authentication options is critical for optimal user experience and information security policy compliance.
Historically, many Microsoft applications such as Exchange, Lync, SharePoint and IIS-based web services were deployed with Microsoft’s Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) to meet these requirements and provide a way to securely publish applications in Internet Facing deployments. With TMG having reached its end of sale and mainstream subscription support drawing to a close, customers are continuing to evaluate alternative solutions for replacing TMG.
In order to address this need, KEMP Technologies continues to expand on the comprehensive features offered by the Edge Security Pack (ESP) which enhances the LoadMaster load balancer’s ability to secure public-facing applications and improve user experience. As more than just a Reverse Proxy, ESP includes some of the most common features that TMG users are familiar with including:
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- End Point Authentication for Pre-Auth
- Persistent Logging and Reporting
- Single Sign On across Virtual Services
- Active Directory Integration
- RADIUS Authentication Support
- Fully Customizable FBA Forms
- Soft Lockout
- Group Membership Validation
- Dual factor auth w/RSA SecurID
When equipped with the Edge Security Pack, LoadMaster enables customers to secure their environments with two-factor authentication and single sign-on. The Web Application Firewall Pack adds an additional level of security with regularly updated application-specific threat mitigation rules for workloads such as Exchange. These two sets of capabilities, available as part of the KEMP Enterprise and Enterprise Plus Subscription options for LoadMaster helps customers deliver on a defense-in-depth security posture and prevent threats that lead to application performance disruptions and outages.