KEMP Technologies’ Load Balancer Delivers Faster Processing, Throughput

Supports twice the number of concurrent connections.

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KEMP Technologies has added to its LoadMaster family of load balancers and application delivery controllers. The successor to KEMP’s flagship LoadMaster 5500, the LoadMaster 5300, boasts performance improvements including a 10 percent increase in “requests/sec,” a 45 percent improvement of maximum balancer throughput (at 8.8Gbps), and twice the number of Layer 4/Layer 7 concurrent connections.

The LoadMaster 5300 comes with standard dual power supplies (redundant, hot-swap) delivered in a more compact 1U rack space footprint. Using significantly less power, the LM 5300 is environmentally friendly. As with all KEMP LoadMaster products, the new model intelligently and efficiently distributes user traffic among servers to ensure the best possible end-user experience and high availability for web and business applications.

The server load balancing and content switching appliance offers ASIC-based SSL acceleration. High-performance Layer 4 and 7 load balancing ensures the best application experience possible.

Application acceleration features such as compression and caching reduce network latency and optimize performance over existing ISP links. The active/hot standby with stateful failover provides 99.99% high availability of application servers and removes the server load balancer as a single point of failure. The 5300’s server and application health check feature directs users to the best available resource. The intrusion prevention system (IPS) thwarts application-level threats, even with SSL-encrypted traffic.

“The LoadMaster 5300 is a reflection of our customers’ needs and an impressive addition to the LoadMaster family of products,” said Peter Melerud, executive vice president of product management at KEMP. “The 5300 increases optimization for Microsoft Lync and Microsoft Exchange and improves user experience, at a lower price point to its predecessor the 5500. Businesses of all sizes looking to improve website performance as they experience increased traffic loads can benefit from the LoadMaster 5300’s cutting edge technology.”

The new LoadMaster 5300 has a U.S. MSRP of $15,990. Additional information is available at

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