Alteon Network Load Balancer & Application Delivery Controller (ADC)

What Does Alteon Load Balancer Do?

Alteon is Radware’s next-generation application delivery controller (ADC) and the only network load balancer that guarantees application SLA. It provides advanced, end-to-end local and global load balancing capabilities for all Web, cloud and mobile-based applications.

Alteon load balancer/ADC combines best-of-breed application delivery capabilities, market-leading SSL performance that supports all of the latest encryption protocols, and advanced services to companies with ongoing application lifecycle management challenges that impact the performance of web applications (such as heavier, more complex web content); mobility, and the migration to the cloud.

Alteon - Guaranteed Application SLA

Radware's Alteon load balancer delivers proactive SLA management via on-going monitoring of real-user transactions, visibility via powerful reporting, and web optimization with FastView.

Alteon provides network load balancing for all web, cloud and mobile-based applications.

Simplified Application Delivery with Alteon GEL Licensing

Alteon Global Elastic License (GEL) is a new licensing model that enables a high level of flexibility, with instant and completely dynamic deployment of ADC services (in terms of capacity, form factor, number of ADC instances) for applications hosted in the cloud and on-premises. This new application delivery licensing model helps eliminate planning risks in the purchase and deployment of application delivery services across business’ private datacenters and cloud environments, while lowering costs and significantly improving investment protection.

Alteon increased availability and performance for all web applications in our data centers."

- Josep Sans,
Telecommunications Mgr, IT, Grifols

What Makes Alteon A Better Load Balancer?

Alteon is the industry-only application delivery controller built from the ground up to ensure application SLA. Alteon load balancing solutions leverages several next-generation services that are not available in any other ADC on the market, bundling FastView Web Performance Optimization (WPO), Application Performance Monitoring (APM), AppWall Web Application Firewall (WAF), Authentication Gateway, Advanced Denial of Service (ADoS), ITM / bandwidth management as well as maximum SSL and compression capacities. Unlike a standard, legacy network load balancer that's based on a best-effort approach, our load balancing solution provides full application SLA assurance through reserving resources per application, allowing adding new services without performance penalty, real-user monitoring, best-in-class application acceleration features and innovative security offering.

Alteon load balancer is designed to ensure application SLA with:

Application SLA Assurance

Load balancing complete with fault isolation, vADC per application and service, and the ability to scale up or scale out while maintaining performance with ADC-VX, Alteon Virtual Appliance (VA), Alteon VA for NFV and Alteon VA for cloud environment form factors

Application SLA Monitoring

Real-time monitoring, proactive SLA management and assurance with agent-less application performance monitoring (APM)

Web Performance Optimization

Accelerated web page performance for any end-user device and any browser up to 40% with FastView web performance optimization

Layered Security Architecture

Network load balancing with protection for applications and infrastructure against cyber-attacks, with accurate attack detection and DoS signalling, in the perimeter or the cloud via Radware's Attack Mitigation System (AMS)

Operators Toolbox for Reduced Workloads

Designed for the network operator, the Operators Toolbox reduces the operational workload by up to 90%, throughout the ADC services' lifecycle

Multi-Homing and Enterprise Gateway Capabilities

Guarantee enterprise web applications service levels and ensure they are connected to the Internet at all times with LinkProof NG module

Cost Effective Traffic Encryption Processing

High performance SSL offloading integrated hardware and software engines, supporting the latest encryption standards for cost effective processing and load balancing of encrypted traffic

Complete Layer 4-7 Feature Set

Delivering a complete set of Layer 4-7 services to ensure the availability, performance and security of mission-critical applications in local and cloud data centers


Alteon Virtual Appliance (VA) is a feature rich Alteon application switch packaged as a virtual appliance running on virtualized infrastructure. It provides identical functionality to the Alteon physical load balancer/ADC and enables enterprises running cloud and virtual server infrastructures to assure high application SLA by leveraging advanced enterprise functionality such as L3-7 load balancing, traffic steering, integrated application performance monitoring (APM) and web performance optimization (WPO).