AppDirector - Features and Benefits

End-to-End Business-Smart Networking

Smart Health Monitoring and Failure Detection
  • Quickly identifies failures at any point along the application or transaction path and reacts proactively
  • Hundreds of pre-defined health checks are instantly accessible (after installation), ensuring quick server/application availability and lowering total cost of ownership
Stateful Persistency
  • Prevents application session disruptions
  • Ensures transaction completion
High Availability with Real-time Failure Bypassing
AppDirector's extensive health monitoring capabilities enables real-time detection of any faulty AppXcel™ service, automatically bypassing it and switching traffic to available AppXcel service platform and guaranteeing full availability of all AppXcel's service engines
Device Redundancy: Either Active-active or Active-passive
  • Prevents the introduction of a single point of failure
  • Seamless device redundancy with VRRP support
  • Protects hardware investment and lowers total cost of ownership
Real-time Traffic Redirection
  • Automatically redirects traffic to best available instances, servers and farms in the data center or between redundant sites for optimal user experience
  • Optimizes the use of existing applications and server resources and cost effectively scales resources, fully protecting server investment
  • IPv6 network support including full IPv4/IPv6 gateway functionality
Global Load Balancing
  • Solves the problems of DNS-only solutions for the creation of real global networks with maximum uptime and optimized service delivery
  • Guarantees transaction completion and fast response times across multiple data centers to support business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • Patented proximity and load measurement for best site selection
Boosts Application Response Speeds by Up to 500%
  • Accelerates delivery of SSL-based transactions
  • Reduces latencies of transmission control protocol (TCP) and "chatty" HTTP
  • Improves transaction speeds and bandwidth consumption to provide immediate return on investment
  • Improves response times by fetching static and dynamic content from local cache (rather than server) through optimal caching time calculation, object versioning mechanism and browser cache optimization
Accelerates Content Delivery
  • Eliminates Web application latencies across the WAN
  • Automatically detects and employs pre-configured compression to align content size with end-user device capabilities (e.g., access speed, display resolution, etc.), accelerate content delivery for any user type (e.g., PDA, Smart-phone, broadband) and reduce image size by up to 1000%
  • Enables faster downloads and shorter response time through Web compression (average file compression ratio is 4 to 5 times [20%- 25%] of its original size)
  • Optional hardware-based compression card ensures optimal content delivery and bandwidth savings through compression of text (HTTP/HTTPS) and images (.jpeg)
Offloads CPU Intensive Tasks from Servers and Optimizes Use of IT Infrastructure
  • Offloads high-throughput secure socket layer (SSL) encryption from servers while ensuring continuous SSL service availability and transaction completion
  • Consolidates or reduces server utilization and operation costs up to 40%
  • Improves response times by fetching static and dynamic content from local cache (rather than server) through optimal caching time calculation, object versioning mechanism and browser cache optimization
Maximizes Bandwidth Usage
  • 80% savings in bandwidth costs (in proportion to the compression ratio)
  • Fully compatible with all commercial browsers; no client-side software or hardware required Supports all commercial Web servers
Variety of Bandwidth Management and Traffic-shaping Capabilities
  • Aligns bandwidth usage to meet business objectives
  • Provides administrators with the necessary tools to streamline enforcement of bandwidth management policies
  • Guarantees bandwidth allocation for latency-sensitive and mission-critical applications, as well as premium users, through the use of QoS algorithms
Behavioral based real-time signature technology
  • Real-time network attack prevention protecting application infrastructure against network & application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, Malware spread, information theft and more
  • Protects against known and emerging network attacks
DoS Mitigation Engine (DME)
  • Prevents high volume DoS/DDoS flood attacks combating up to 10 Million Packets per Second (PPS)
  • No impact legitimate traffic by leveraging a dedicated, hardware-based DoS Mitigation Engine (DME)
Advanced Service Protection
Delivers real-time service cracking and scanning mitigation, to successfully safeguard HTTP, FTP, SIP, SMTP/IMAP/POP3 and additional types of servers – that run today's most-popular, mission-critical applications and services
Stateful Access Control
  • Increases application's resiliency and guarantees its proper, continuous operation by enforcing various access control policies
  • Protects servers from unauthorized access, ensuring that only designated servers are publicly accessible and employing "mid-flow protection" to ensure that a sensitive operation starts only with new session initiation
Security Regulatory Compliance
  • The only application front-end solution with Common Criteria Level 3 certification
  • Enables PCI and HIPAA compliance via advanced WAF
Breakthrough Performance
  • Application delivery performance leadership at all throughput levels
  • State-of-the-art hardware architecture
On-demand Throughput and Service Scalability
  • Scalable, on-demand throughput to meet business growth
  • Easily add application services to meet new or changing application and infrastructure requirements
  • Ready-made for advanced application-aware services without compromising performance (e.g. Application Performance Monitoring, Bandwidth Management, Intrusion Prevention, Denial of Service protection)
Best Investment Protection
  • Eliminates forklift upgrades – project costs associated with testing, staging, reinstalling and debugging are removed
  • Hassle-free upgrade – configuration changes are not required during upgrade, resulting in no downtime
  • Extends product life – use of same platform significantly lowers total cost of ownership (TCO)
Operations Simplicity
  • Improved manageability and easy maintenance
  • Standard, unified platform at all throughput levels – reduces operations and training overhead, configuration diversity and need for spare units
  • Enables visibility across the entire network via the management dashboard which continuously monitors and displays application delivery services and system status, detects network and application faults as well as showcases statistics and trends
Reduce ADC Manual Configuration in a Virtual Data Center
  • Adapt the ADC's configuration automatically and in real-time to virtual infrastructure configuration changes
  • Guarantee the full availability and maximum performance of virtualized applications by preventing configuration errors, eliminating scripting and reducing risk