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Free Load Balancer, wait what?

Posted by in KEMP, Load Balancing

Yes, you heard it right! KEMP Technologies provides a great load balancer for all workloads that can benefit from high availability. Today, it is making the Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) appliance available at no cost, even for production use! The free load balancer is a great offering for Development, Testing and Pre-Production environments. The free version is also supported for use in production! One of the use cases that strikes a chord with me is when I used to deliver trainings that needed use of load balancing. The training environment consists…read more

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How to protect your KEMP LoadMaster and applications from Heartbleed bug

Posted by in KEMP, Load Balancing

If you haven’t read about heartbleed bug, it’s pretty serious one you should know about. In a nutshell it exploits OpenSSL vulnerability to read system memory of computers/machines/applicances protedted by affected versions of OpenSSL. This means a hacker can steal your encryption keys as well as see unencrypted form of traffic that was encrypted. Talk about passwords, credit cards, any information you deemed secure and trusted only to an SSL connection! You can read whole lot of gory details here: http://heartbleed.com/ If you are users of KEMP LoadMaster, you should…read more

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What’s new in LoadMaster release 7.0-4

Posted by in Load Balancing

LoadMaster firmware 7.0-4 just became generally available from KEMP Technologies. For those who aren’t aware, LoadMaster is load balancing and application delivery controller product from KEMP Technologies. I in particular am very excited about this release for a few reasons: Edge Security Pack: This firmware is first release of Edge Security Pack (ESP) that we announced late last year. It brings numerous features from TMG really focused and relevant to Load Balancing functionality we provide. Think Pre-Authentication, Single Sign On across virtual services and so on. To add to it,…read more

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