AppScaler v1.0.7 released

Firmware 1.0.7 is a new release for all the AppScaler products including hardware and virtual appliance. With this release, we are proud to introduce comprehensive application visibility utilities. At a glance, new features and feature enhancements in this release includes: OS Performance Enhancement The AppScaler OS upgraded with security and performance improvements 40G and 100G port drivers added New SSL […]

Website Load Balancing

Load balancing is an important component to increase website capability and reliability. This post is going to look at several key requirements for website load balancing and techniques in load balancer to fulfill those requirements. How to eliminate website downtime through load balancing How to improve website response time How to intelligently distribute content to the users How to achieve […]

What is Server Load Balancing?

Background The availability of mission critical applications is without a doubt the IT administrators’ most important priority. Downtime on mission critical application costs organizations in terms of money, lost customers and much more. According to a new report by Ireland-based IT solutions company, ERS IT Solutions, on average IT downtime costs businesses $1.55 million every year. Availability is not something […]

Single Sign On – Active Directory Authentication

AppScaler provides centralized and flexible application access authentication to consolidate identity access management infrastructure and realize enhanced security at a reduced operational cost. AppScaler leverages both advanced client authentication and access management, combined with the programmability of Post Form, it can offload authentication processing from business applications to make for a simpler, more flexible and secure environment. Providing SSO across […]

Single Sign On – FormBased To FormBased

When using Client Form Based and Server Form Based method, you can program the attributes to be sent to backend applications through POST method. It can make the integration between common authentication services with specific backend application servers. For instance, when the client logins the built-in HTML form, AppScaler will store its credentials and other attributes to the backend application. […]

Single Sign On – Two Factor Authentication

Enterprises need to allow client access to different business applications without data leakage. These applications might not use common authentication. Each application has its own user directory store. For instance, in an organization, Windows uses Active Directory service to authenticate users, and middleware applications integrate the front-end and back-end applications. AppScaler provides centralized and flexible application access authentication to consolidate […]

ASIC-based SSL Offloading

What is SSL Offloading? Secure web traffic by SSL/TLS is now the standard for web applications and web sites. SSL handshake is very CPU intensive and thus has a significant negative impact on performance. E-commerce sites are especially prone to SSL bottlenecks, and companies may lose business when customers encounter slow response. SSL offloading is the method of using dedicated […]

High Performance Load Balancer

Not all ADC solutions are created equal. XPoint AppScaler is built from the ground up with performance in mind. The core of XPoint AppScaler is written using Intel’s DPDK ,which greatly boosts packet processing performance and throughput by up to ten times. The XPoint AppScaler Hardware Platform uses Intel controller I350 (Gigabit NIC) and 82599ES (10G NIC) and we have completely rewritten […]