NGINX Plus is an open-source software load balancer that improves the speed of the applications and enhances the distribution of workloads. The software can deploy anywhere either through a public or private cloud or through virtual machines, which eases its usage. It is a complete software package that provides load balancing, web serving, security controls, and content caching.
The load balancing feature enables the companies to handle more users than they would have done on a single server, and even if one server fails, others ensure the smooth running of the applications. It’s content caching service accelerates local origin servers, increases the capacity of applications, and improves the performance of websites. The software comes with dynamic configuration without process reloads, and offers API for managing upstream servers and real-time metrics.
Some essential features of NGINX Plus are Automatic Configuration, Content Routing, Health Monitoring, Redundancy Checking, and SSL Offload. NGINX Plus uses less memory than other web servers and handles thousands of clients at a single time on web servers. The platform offers a free trial and comes with a paid version, while training is provided online and through webinars, and technical support is available online and 24/7.
TSplus is a software that offers load balancing facilities and remote desktop access to users. The platform has revolutionized information exchange and data management among all application servers worldwide. It allows users to access information from anywhere and anytime The platform eases the working of users and enables them to access Word documents or other Excel sheets on their servers without installing MS Office in their servers.
Moreover, TSplus comes with a built-in HTTP Web Server, which enables the users to connect from any web browser, and its HTML5 client provides browser access to all Windows applications from any user devices. The software offers end-to-end encrypted communications through its SSH Tunneling over HTTP and HTTPS.
Some key features of the software are Application Publishing, Seamless and Remote App, Universal Printer, Active Directory Support, and Web Access. TSplus comes with a Gateway portal that allows users through a Single-Sign on to access multiple servers with web control. The Load Balancing feature of the platform divides the loads between various servers and enables the users to fall back to failover servers if any incident occurs in the system. Technical support is available online and via email, while training is provided online and through webinars. The software comes with a free trial and a paid version.
#2 Array ADC/Load Balancers
Array ADC/Load Balancers is a platform that offers load balancer services, which improves availability, performance, and security to applications and websites. The platform monitors the health of the servers to improve the scalability and high availability of websites and apps. The unmatched performance and flexible management integrations make it ideal for enterprise and managed service providers.
The platform provides integrated traffic management and application acceleration, including dynamic caching and connection multiplexing. Moreover, no matter what is the size of the website or application, it provides essential features according to the need of the user. Load Balancers reduces response and transaction times for websites and cloud services through SSL acceleration and improves its performance. Moreover, it provides ten times greater server efficiency for better application performance and higher ROI by TCP processing.
Some of the essential features of this platform are Health Monitoring, Data Compression, Content Caching and Routing, Redundancy Checking, SSL Offload, and Reverse Proxy. Load Balancer allows users to add servers seamlessly and scale their application through a URL and IP address. The platform comes with a 30-day free trial and a paid version. At the same time, training is available in person and through webinars and documentation, and technical support is available during business hours and online.
Openmix is a load balancing software that provides real-time data compression and maximizes the availability and performance of the data centers. The platform allows the users and companies to maintain a safe and smooth network for both of its cloud and on-premise data centers. It is an ideal software to reduce buffering and improving the video start time as it enables the users to route applications and traffic to customers based on real-time data.
The software enables users to define delivery optimization goals based on a company’s workflow, for example, infrastructure costs or customer satisfaction. Moreover, the platform itself implements user-defined business rules and also allows users to incorporate existing monitoring systems. Through its monitoring feature, the platform monitors the server’s health and makes necessary changes when needed.
Some of the essential features are Content Routing, Optimization, Performance Metrics, and Health Monitoring. It keeps the data safe through its SSL and TLS encryption before it is sent across a network, to make sure only authorized parties read it. The platform supports local load balancing solutions such as NGINX, and also supports different combinations of CDN and clouds. The platform comes with a paid version, while technical support is available via phone and email.
#4 Load Balancer Add-On
Load Balancer Add-On is a platform that offers users to distribute traffic between multiple servers. The platform enables the users to handle their media events, campaigns, and social networking trends on their website –everything at a single time through it. It offers both a shared and dedicated Load Balancer and the network engineers of the platform that manages both.
The platform helps companies and their websites to perform in any condition, from planning to implementation and administration to monitoring. It allows the users to scale out their website or applications, and customers are directed to one of the servers by Load Balancer to keep every server free from the burden and keep them running smoothly. Moreover, it allows the users to add new web servers when the traffic on the website increases.
Some essential features are Redundancy Checking, SSL Offload, Data Compression, Content Caching and Routing, and Health Monitoring. The shared load balancer offered by this platform is highly customizable and reliable and is a cost-effective solution to create high-performance websites. The platform comes with a paid version only, while training is available through documentation, and customer support is available 24/7.
LoadMaster is a fully-featured load balancing software that provides end-to-end solutions designed for the web app. It simplifies the working of web applications by optimizing, analyzing, and securing the applications. The platform makes the deployment agile and accessible through its high-performing load balancing ADC.
LoadMaster provides analytics facilities and allows the users to see the health of their applications’ availability and security; moreover, it also solves the application’s issues before they occur. The platform enhances application security, control, and visibility through its cloud-native load balancer, which offers encryption acceleration with FIPS 140-2 support, and full REST API. It also allows the users to deploy these cloud into AWS and Microsoft Azure.
Some of the key features are Content Routing, Redundancy Checking, Data Compression, Automatic Configuration, Reverse Proxy, and SSL Offload. The platform also addresses the demands of Application Delivery and offers service resilience with its simplified administration and easy-to-use application templates. Customer support is provided via email and phone 24/7, while training is available in person and via documentation, and LoadMaster comes with a free and paid version.
#6 Alteon VA
Alteon VA is a platform that provides the right load balancing solution to companies both for the virtualized environment or cost-effective staging environment. The platform enables the users to understand whether the company application is ready for a virtual load balancer or not. It provides a layer of seven aware content redirection and modification through a local and global server virtual load balancing.
The platform offers a web application firewall to protect the website and application content from external threats through an embedded AppWall software module. Moreover, Alteon VA provides real-time monitoring, proactive SLA management, and offers agent-less Application Performance Monitoring. It gives agility for private and public cloud environments as well as virtualized data centers. Workflow automation ensures a higher level of efficiency and application delivery services.
Alteon VA provides a smooth migration from test environments to production, and it shortens the new applications’ deployment time. The platform also offers cybersecurity solutions for application protection from all sophisticated e-commerce engines to cloud-based services. Some of the key features of Alteon VA are Web Performance Optimization, Application Performance Monitoring, AppWall Web Application Firewall, Advanced Denial of Service, and Authentication Gateway. Training is available via documentation and customer support is available through phone and email, while it comes with paid services.
Pound is an open-source platform that offers load balancing and reverses proxy services to companies. The platform provides SSL wrapper, which helps in decrypting HTTPS requests and passes them to backend servers as simple HTTP. It also provides an HTTP sanitizer which verifies requests and accepts only well-formed ones for correction. Pound helps its customers in determining and analyzing the present and future needs of their system regarding data and information flow and access permission.
The platform can track the sessions between a client browser and a backend server. It comes with IPv6 support and can load balance from IPv6 to IPv4 server. Moreover, it can be used in a Chroot environment and can reject incorrect requests. Pound also offers security services that keep the customer’s sensitive data protected and secure and avoids the intrusion of an outsider into the network.
Some essential features are Authentication, Predefined Protocols, Redundancy Checking, Automatic Configuration, and Content Caching. The platform, apart from providing the product, also helps the clients in implementing the right measures to protect the network against both internal and external threats. Customer support is available via email and phone, and Pound comes with a paid version.
#8 Varnish Enterprise
Varnish Enterprise is an open-source reverse HTTP proxy/ HTTP engine that delivers faster web content with a reduction of backend server load. The platform offers scalability irrespective of the fact that how many people are accessing content on a website, everything is available to the users. It also offers high speed and performance and provides customers with a reliable and faster website, which enhances user experience.
The platform gives users a more resilient infrastructure and increases website performance through high availability. Its mobile device detection feature to detect the characteristics of devices accurately. It allows users to accelerate e-commerce platforms by caching the uncacheable while providing a smarter cache invalidation from a central point of control.
Some of the key features are Dynamic Backends, SSL/TLS Support, Paywall, Request Monitoring, and Varnish Custom Statistics. Furthermore, the platform comes with a web application firewall that allows the clients to detect malicious threats and delivers cache encryption, which protects all cached data. It provides clients with a Varnish Cloud that offers high performance, low investment, and maintenance and keeps the data secure and backed-up. The platform comes with a free trial and a paid version, while training is provided in person and via documentation, and technical support is available 24/7.
vThunder is a platform that offers virtual services in migration and load balancing. The platform provides application delivery controller and carrier-grade networking facilities to companies. It ensures high availability and deliverability across multiple data centers and cloud, which minimizes the downtime and enhances user experience. vThunder comes with enhanced security capabilities such as SSL/TLS offload, which keeps the data and website secure.
vThunder’s Harmony Controller enables clients to gain comprehensive controls across both private and hybrid clouds for secure application delivery. Moreover, the platform extends load balancing on a global basis to provide faster and localized server responses to worldwide businesses. The platform offers users with more than 1000 partitions providing them highest-density and multi-tenant solutions. Through the combination of content caching and TCP optimization, content transfer enhances application performance.
Furthermore, Network Traffic Management and Analytics provides administrative capabilities, application services, and visibility into user experience and server health. vThunder enables the companies to build their public or private cloud to deliver secure applications and keeping the data safe, off-premise. The platform comes with a free trial and paid version, while training is available through documentation and online, and customer support is available via phone and online.
BalanceNG is a platform professional load balancer software that provides load balancing and high availability services to users. The platform comes with a real-time memory location database which makes it easy to implement extensions and functionalities and also offers an easy-to-use module concept. It ensures that the service provided is free from any undocumented loopholes, backdoors, and interception mechanisms, which makes it a highly secure platform.
The platform provides different load balancing methods such as Bwin, bwout, RNDAgent, hash, and many others. It also provides session tables such as session synchronization and state replication and offers session persistence based on client address and optional source port. BalanceNG delivers interactive communication mode with command-line editing and DSR operation support.
Some other important key features are Reverse Proxy, Content Routing, Health Monitoring, Redundancy Checking, and SSL Offload. It comes with different health check methods such as ICMP echo request, TCP open health check for IPv4 and IPv6, or other protocols like SNMP, LDAP, etc. The platform comes with a free trial and a paid version while training is available via documentation, and customer support is available during business hours and online.
#11 HAProxy Enterprise Edition
HAProxy Enterprise Edition is a platform that offers services of a load balancer and application delivery controller. This product tailored to provide premium services, features, and support to meet the goals and requirements of modern enterprises. The platform comes with a Load Balancing feature that allows the companies to deliver websites and applications with high availability and performance.
It provides companies with service to limit the number of connections assigned to application servers and provides advanced health checks of all servers. Moreover, HAProxy Enterprise Edition comes up with advanced SSL Algorithm Selection to offer its clients more than balancing traffic, such as securing and accelerating the delivery of websites and applications and provides end-to-end encryption.
Some important key features are Traffic Overload Protection, Route Health Injection, HTTP/2 Support, Object Caching, Traffic Filtering, Sanitize Module, and a Real-time Dashboard. Furthermore, it comes with a DDOS attack and Bot Protection, which saves companies from losing millions in revenue and delivers high-performance threat protection solutions. The platform comes with a paid version, which includes HAProxy Community, Backported Features, Module Support, and an Enterprise Suite, while customer support is provided via email, online, and phone.
Barracuda is a platform that provides industries with cloud-connected security and storage solutions. The platform offers extreme protection from cyber-attacks, which hurt the companies’ data and brings financial losses. It comes with four distinct services, i.e., Email Protection, Network and App Security, Data Protection, and Public Cloud Security.
It provides companies with email protection by making them safe with spam blocking, encryption, archiving, and backup. The platform comes with Email Security Gateway that filters the emails before they are delivered, Barracuda offers high-class encryption to ensure that other parties do not view the email data. No matter what the infrastructure of the company looks like, the platform ensures secure and reliable connections among multiple sites on-premise and the cloud. Moreover, its website vulnerability feature scans sites and applications and provides users with a complete report that enables them to understand the under-lying vulnerabilities.
Barracuda offers firewall features that ensure protection from web attacks, protect APIs, block malicious Bots, control access and authentication, and automate security of websites and applications. Moreover, the backup and cloud services of the platform allow companies to recover data fast and keep it protected on a cloud platform. Customer support is provided through phone and online, while Barracuda comes with paid services.
#13 Avi Vantage
Avi Vantage is a platform that offers services such as load balancing, predictive auto-scaling, and micro-segmentation. The platform provides a web application firewall that protects the vulnerabilities in the applications and websites through its SQL Injection and Cross-site Scripting (XSS). The platform provides companies highly automated and programmable infrastructure to help enterprises in reducing operational costs through its Cisco ACI.
It offers apparent isolation of user roles between the Network Administrator and Load Balancer Administrator and delivers self-service for app owners through its REST API. Avi Vantage provides flexible, analytics-driven automation for L4-L7 services with a multi-cloud approach to load balancing that offers companies savings around 50 percent. The platform offers cloud services through Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud platform, and many others, which reduces the risks and enables workload mobility and consistent experience across different environments.
It comes with an easy-to-use dashboard with actionable performance and offers native integrations with analytics platforms, including Splunk, AppDynamics, Grafana, etc. Avi Vantage also provides Intent-Based Networking that improves agility, fortifies security, and simplifies the operations of companies. Customer support is available via email, and phone 24/7, while training is provided online and through webinars, and it comes with a free trial and paid services.
Loadbalancer.org is a platform that offers load balancing, content caching, and other similar services to industries of all kinds. It delivers zero downtime to keep the application running without a hitch or delay. The platform provides companies with a secure and integrated firewall that protects critical services against cyber-attacks and offers robust solutions to ensure network performance without compromising user experience.
The platform services such as they evaluate the applications of the companies and create an integration plan to fit the working of companies with Loadbalancer.org. Moreover, along with a firewall solution, it also provides industries with security validation services, which includes penetration testing and other real-time simulations. Loadbalancer.org comes with migration tools that ensure a smooth transition of data and provide companies a stress-test on their new architecture to guarantee its stability and performance.
This platform also provides the health industry an efficient radiology workflow, medical imaging technologies, and ensure fast and responsive services. Moreover, for external storage, data protection, and backup and to lessen the burden of the industry system, it offers cloud services such as AWS, Azure, etc. The platform comes with a 30-day free trial and a paid version, while customer support is available online and through webinars, and customer support is provided online and 24/7.
SimpleNETWORKS is a platform that offers load balancing services to companies and users to improve the performance of websites and applications. The platform provides zero downtime to keep the app running smoothly. It comes with firewall protection that protects the users’ data and application from cyber-attacks and ensures network performance without hurting the user experience.
This cloud-based platform enables companies to protect their email from spam and virus emails, while providing them encryption, archiving, and backup services. It also offers companies with cloud and backup services that keep the data secure and protected in a cloud platform. Moreover, its load balancer feature keeps the internal functioning of companies smooth and divides the workload on multiple servers to keep their website and application running without any hurdle.
Some of the essential key features of SimpleNETWORKS are Reverse Proxy, Health Monitoring, SSL Offload, Predefined Protocols, Content Caching, and Content Routing. Furthermore, the platform offers companies security validation services, which provides penetration testing and other real-time simulations. The platform comes with a free version and a paid version and is a cloud and web-based solution while customer support is available online.