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TMCNet:  Load Balancers With Native Web Application Firewall Integration, Announced by KEMP Technologies

[July 22, 2014]

Load Balancers With Native Web Application Firewall Integration, Announced by KEMP Technologies

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Web application firewall (WAF) services will be natively integrated in the KEMP Technologies LoadMaster load balancer operating system (LMOS). This will enable secure deployment of web applications preventing Layer-7 attacks, while maintaining core load balancing services, ensuring superior application delivery performance, high availability and scalability.

According to Trustwave's State of Security report, 96 percent of web applications scanned by Trustwave in 2013 harbored one or more serious vulnerabilities. The widely deployed WAF engine ModSecurity has been optimized and integrated with KEMP's kernel-based ADC engine. It directly augments LoadMaster's existing security features to create a layered defense for web apps, and therefore enable a safe, compliant and productive use of web application resources.

KEMP worked closely with Trustwave's engineering team who are the custodians of ModSecurity to extend the core LoadMaster ADC technology to not only be a flexible L7 application centric delivery engine, but also a dynamic WAF. KEMP's integrated L7 WAF platform is based on an industry-leading rules engine that provides real-time coverage for all published application threats, including the OWASP Top Ten, as well as critical baseline protections. Importantly, it also allows customers to reuse their existing rules based on ModSecurity in a centralized KEMP ADC appliance.

"Enterprises that focus their WAF efforts on compliance or protecting public-facing web applications, such as e-commerce and web retail, cannot afford to overlook equally important custom applications that interoperate end-to-end," said Peter Melerud, co-founder and EVP, Product Management, KEMP Technologies. "KEMP's ADCs dynamically deliver application high availability that now, with natively integrated WAF from KEMP, also provides the most robust threat protection." With the WAF-ADC integration announced today, KEMP enhances its existing security features available on LoadMaster platforms, which currently feature edge security gateway functionality to protect published workloads including reverse proxy, SSO, pre-authentication and SMTP domain filtering, dual-factor authentication, IPS, and SSL bridging for secured traffic flows. KEMP's threat protection also includes attack categories such as IP reputation, botnet attack detection, web-based malware detection, webshell/backdoor detection, HTTP denial of service (DoS) attack detection, and anti-virus scanning of file attachments.

About KEMP Technologies KEMP Technologies is the leading price-to-performance provider of application-centric load balancer solutions, used by thousands of businesses that consider IT, e-commerce, web and business applications as mission-critical to their long-term success. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business by providing 24/7 infrastructure availability, better web performance and secure operations -- while streamlining IT costs.

KEMP's LoadMaster products include Layers 2-7 load balancing, SDN integration, content switching, server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system, web application firewall), plus one full year of product support -- delivering industry-leading price/performance advantages.

The company is headquartered in New York City with significant operations in Limerick, Ireland. For more information, visit KEMPtechnologies.com, or call +1 646-374-0060.

Contact: Media Lydia Howard Vantage PR for KEMP Technologies 413-461-1218 lhoward@vantagepr.com Sydney Stone Marketing Communications Lead KEMP Technologies 646.554.5357 sstone@kemptechnologies.com Source: KEMP Technologies

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