Kemp Updates LoadMaster Line with New Features

Features include new caching, data compression and security capabilities

Kemp this week announced new updates to its LoadMaster application delivery controllers for SMBs. The new features are a free-of-charge addition to the existing features, which include Layer 7 support for Windows Terminal Services, SSL acceleration, and content switching.

The updated LoadMaster product now includes enhanced caching capabilities, which can help reduce server traffic. It also now features a new data compression capability that uses GZIP compression to reduce the size of a file by as much as 75 percent, according to the company. The compression capability works in tandem with the caching feature by doing the compression within the cache.

Finally, the update includes a new Layer 7 intrusion-prevention system that protects against HTTP and HTTPS threats. This new feature "augments" the product's existing denial-of-service and secure socket layer threat protection capabilities, the company said.

"From Day 1, Kemp has been focused on the SMB market. We have a clear understanding of their business needs, and IT requirements for managing their Web and application infrastructure," said Kemp President Kevin Mahon in a statement. "Our main objective is to look at hoe we can continue to improve our product functionality, while maintaining the price/performance that SMB customers require."

For more information, go to http://www.KEMPtechnologies.com.

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