Radware, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centres, today introduced LinkProof NG, a multi-homing and enterprise gateway solution that can help guarantee users optimised WAN connectivity service levels per application – whether the application is deployed on-premise or in the cloud…
Radware, a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centres, today introduced LinkProof NG, a multi-homing and enterprise gateway solution that can help guarantee users optimised WAN connectivity service levels per application – whether the application is deployed on-premise or in the cloud.
As WAN connectivity requirements for enterprises have evolved substantially, it has created the need for service level assurance and WAN link security which legacy multi-homing solutions such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) can’t address. LinkProof NG addresses these connectivity requirements by offering service level based routing of multiple WAN links which helps improve WAN link usage and service levels of applications deployed on-premise and in public/hybrid clouds.
“As more applications are deployed in multiple locations and there is a wider adoption of real-time applications like VoIP, desktop sharing/collaboration tools and streaming video, the dependency for uninterrupted WAN access will continue to grow,” says Brad Casemore, research director of datacentre networks, IDC. “LinkProof NG is designed to ensure that mission-critical and latency-sensitive applications are served via the ‘high-SLA’ WAN links while non-critical traffic is being throttled down.”
LinkProof NG also ensures the service levels of web-based applications by holistically combining link load balancing, web performance optimisation, end-to-end real-user service level monitoring and cost-effective scalability. It can also provide visibility into the application’s service level per WAN link, with reports for fast and proactive troubleshooting of application performance.
Radware’s link load balancer also incorporates a set of security features that includes a web application firewall (WAF) deployment architecture that defends all on-premise web applications, automatically diverting attack traffic to scrubbing centres. Re-routing volumetric attacks helps avoid pipe saturation, which threatens application service levels.
Additionally, LinkProof NG supports hybrid WAN architectures by routing traffic targeted at the enterprise data centre to a specified link, while routing traffic going to the Internet to another separate link. This allows organisations to select the most appropriate link according to its planned usage, thereby reducing costs and enhancing link utilisation.
“There is a misconception that most WAN connectivity issues can be solved by just adding more bandwidth, but ISPs still experience connectivity outages and service degradations,” says Gabi Malka, chief operating officer, Radware. “This in turn, has made it tougher to ensure application service levels and optimised cloud access at the enterprise data centre and branch offices.”
Malka added, “IT infrastructure managers are seeking predictable service levels of applications as this has a direct effect on employee productivity, customer satisfaction and revenues for their organisation. Having the ability to provide 24/7 WAN connectivity is key for any enterprise.”
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