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Progress Kemp Virtual LoadMaster – Solution Brief

by Shawn Cannon

Progress Kemp Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) is a fully featured load balancer that supports all major application workloads.  These application workloads are setup with easy-to-use templates.

Depiction of a hybrid VLM solution

Where can you install/deploy the VLM?

Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) instances can be deployed on all the major hypervisors and the leading cloud services providers. The set of features will be consistent regardless of where it is deployed.

What type of licensing is available for VLM?

VLM can be licensed with permanent or subscription licenses. Metered licensing across multiple VLM instances is also available. Metered licensing is a great choice for on-demand deployments (spin up / spin down),

How easy is it to manage a VLM deployment?

No matter where the VLMs are deployed, a central admin interface is presented via Web UI, API and Kemp Central 360. Kemp Central 360 simplifies the administration of multi-load balancer environments. The LoadMaster API is helpful for automation of deployments, configuration and administration.

What are the key features of Virtual LoadMaster?

  • Network Telemetry
  • Intrusion Prevention
  • Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
  • Web Application Firewall
  • L4-L7 Application Delivery
  • Edge Security Pack

Lets take a look at the Web Application Firewall feature.

Why do you need a Web Application Firewall?

The Kemp Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides in-depth defense for your web servers and applications. The Kemp WAF enables you to

  • Leverage OWASP CRS protection with support for compliance regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR
  • Protect different applications with per-deployment security policies
  • Employ guided false-positive analysis to fine-tune protection with customizable paranoia levels for strictness control
  • Monitor attacks against your web application by using a real-time WAF log
  • Enjoy a universal Application Experience across hardware, virtual, or cloud environments

How does the Kemp WAF work?

The Kemp WAF leverages the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) Core Rule Set (CRS) for rule updates combined with IP reputation feeds from the Kemp Flowmon Anomaly Detection System.

The OWASP CRS is a set of generic attack detection rules to protect web applications from a wide range of attacks, including the OWASP Top 10. These rules provide a broad baseline for protection and are pre-tuned to reduce the number of false positives, being better-suited for use against new and unknown attack vectors than application-specific rules.

What are the main features and benefits of the Kemp WAF?

  • SQL Injection
  • Broken Authentication
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • XML External Entities
  • Broken Access Control
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Cross-Site Scripting
  • Insecure Deserialization
  • Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient Logging & Monitoring
Typical WAF Flow/Topology

Here is some information on the Hypervisor and Cloud subscriptions tiers and performance.

Here is a video that shows more information about LoadMaster.


Final Thoughts

As more and more companies are using multiple cloud environments, the Progress Kemp LoadMaster gives you a common load balancer solution with all the security features you need. You don’t have to worry about how to setup and configure different cloud load balancers (EX: AWS and Azure) and manage different settings. One consistent set of settings across multiple cloud environments makes LoadMaster an easy choice. WAF and IPS are key for protection against attacks, whether the attacks come from outside or inside. LoadMaster provides those options as well.

For more information or to request a trial, check out the links below

About Kemp

Kemp powers the secure, always-on application experience [AX] that enterprises and service providers demand. Kemp’s load balancing, network performance monitoring, and network detection and response solutions deliver maximum value through simplified deployments, flexible licensing, and top-rated technical support. Kemp is the world’s most-popular application experience solution with more than 100,000 deployments in 138 countries. Take control of your AX at kemp.ax.

About Progress

Dedicated to propelling business forward in a technology-driven world, Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) helps businesses drive faster cycles of innovation, fuel momentum and accelerate their path to success. As the trusted provider of the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, Progress enables customers to build the applications and experiences they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. Hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers, depend on Progress to achieve their goals—with confidence. Learn more at www.progress.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Progress Kemp compensated me for my time but any opinions given are my own.

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