Radware's Application Delivery Controller for Today's Data Center
Alteon - The Most Comprehensive ADC Solution
Radware's Alteon is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution which provides advanced and comprehensive application delivery capabilities needed to effectively meet challenges of application deployment, SSL acceleration and offloading, and application delivery in today's data centers. Equipped with advanced application acceleration capabilities, a global server load balancing solution and a comprehensive layer 7 modification tool, Alteon is well positioned as the leading ADC in the industry. Alteon ADC also spearheads the ADC virtualization trend with ADC-VX™, the industry's first ADC virtualization and consolidation platform based on a specialized ADC hypervisor, and Alteon virtual appliance (Alteon VA).
Radware's Alteon ADC solution delivers a complete set of services to ensure the availability, performance and security of the mission critical applications in the data center. Application aware traffic redirection capabilities including content switching, session persistency and advanced servers health monitoring combined with denial-of-service mitigation and SYN flood protection guarantee the application availability under any circumstances. To ensure complete business continuity, Alteon ADC also offers a multi-site global server load balancing solution.
Alteon's Integrated Application Acceleration Capabilities
Radware's Alteon ADC delivers a wide set of advanced application acceleration capabilities, designed to accelerate application response time while offloading server processing. By offloading processor intensive operations, such as SSL, web compression, caching, HTTP multiplexing and TCP optimization, it frees the servers’ CPUs to handle additional requests, which results in reduced application servers hardware and lower CAPEX.
When Alteon ADC is deployed with mission critical applications, users, partners and employees benefit from best quality of experience and faster response time of the applications, resulting in improved productivity and increased revenues. For example, when deploying Alteon with Microsoft SharePoint, the response time of the SharePoint application is accelerated by 350 percent and the servers' CPU load is reduced by 40 percent. Similar benefits are achieved with other popular applications.
Intelligently Embedding Radware's 'On Demand' Strategy
Radware's OnDemand Switch® with its "pay-as-you-grow" approach allows organizations to pay only for the exact capacity currently required, which prevents over-spending on the initial solution, while benefiting from top performance of thishigh-end platform and best in class response time. Throughput capacity, vADC instances, acceleration capabilities and application-aware services can be added on demand to meet new business requirements – with no forklift upgrade or restart of the device. The "pay-as-you-grow" approach enables organizations to overcome capacity planning challenges and reduces risk associated with data center growth for best investment protection. Additionally, Radware exclusively provides a five-year platform longevity guarantee, which results in extended project lifetime and accelerate ROI.
Increased Infrastructure Efficiency via SSL Offloading from Alteon
SSL offloading and acceleration helps to move SSL encoding/decoding functions off crowded web servers and onto specialized devices that are designed to handle CPU-intensive SSL operations. This helps servers dedicate important resources to other processing tasks, which helps to improve performance and increase their efficiency. This shift in resources can help businesses save costs by maximizing the utilization of servers and eliminating the need to buy additional hardware. The Alteon ADC is also FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified to meet a higher level of security standards. By providing centralized, tamper-resistant key protection and key management capabilities, this solution reduces FIPS deployment costs by up to 25 percent.
Alteon is an ADC Shaped to Deliver Applications
With Radware's AppShape™ technology, Alteon ADC benefits from reduced deployment time of application delivery services by 85 percent, while guaranteeing maximum value for each business critical application in terms of availability, performance and security. AppShape offers configuration templates and wizards for leading business applications. AppShape allows application delivery services to be fully managed and operated from an application-centric view including operational screens, logs and compliance - resulting in simplified and efficient application management in the ADC. Furthermore AppShape's reporting capabilities help organizations with capacity planning tasks by providing per application trends analysis and resources utilization reports. In addition, Radware's AppShape++ technology delivers scripting capabilities that allows customization of the ADC service per specific application flow and scenario. By leveraging the scripts examples library, customers can use AppShape++ to refine various layer 4-7 policies including HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, UDP, SSL and more - with no application modifications to reduce cost and risk.
Complete Application DeliveryADC Infrastructure & Application Visibility
Ensuring applications deliver the best quality of experience requires IT administrators to gain maximum visibility on all application delivery chain components, throughout the life cycle of the application. Radware's multilayer approach for monitoring the application delivery infrastructure, coupled with its integrated application performance monitoring (APM) module, provide a powerful tool to guarantee continuous high application SLA throughout the entire application life cycle. Cross-ADC infrastructure historical reports on resource utilization provide a holistic view enabling better capacity planning when rolling out new applications. In addition, drilldown-able real-time dashboards, that span multiple ADCs, enable instant visibility for spotting problems and a powerful tool for fast and accurate troubleshooting.