Array Networks Release Offers Elliptical Curve Cryptography for ADC Physical and Virtual Environments
Friday, February 26, 2016
Array Networks has released APV version 8.6, a new software release for Array’s APV Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). The release offers newly added support for elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) - the next generation of public-key cryptography - APV version 8.6 provides improved security while requiring less computational power, resulting in faster processing.
The software update boosts performance for physical and virtual environments, introduces a new performance and availability features and includes a revamped, cloud-friendly WebUI and RESTful API to facilitate streamlined management and simplify integration with cloud and virtualization management platforms.
Performance tuning for virtual environments was at the forefront of APV version 8.6, with new versions of Array’s vAPV virtual ADC experiencing a 10x L4 throughput improvement when deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V and nearly 20% L7 throughput improvement when running on the VMware ESXi Hypervisor.
Additional APV version 8.6 enhancements include support for HTTP/2 and backward compatibility with HTTP/1.1, allowing APV Series appliances to act as a gateway between servers and clients to gain the performance benefits of HTTP/2 without a major investment in Web infrastructure and applications.
Also new in APV version 8.6 is support for server name indication (SNI), which allows APV appliances to respond to front-end servers in multitenant and large Web hosting environments and manage SSL certificates for domains that share a single IP address, streamlining certificate management.
APV version 8.6 brings state-of-the-art management and integration capabilities to Array’s load balancing and application delivery solutions. A new cloud-friendly Web User Interface (WebUI) gives an improved user experience for a more user-friendly, 360 degree view of network performance.
The new interface provides a clear presentation of product function architecture, a dashboard for system configurations and status, and graphic monitoring systems for load balancing status. For infrastructure-as-a-service providers and enterprises deploying Array vAPV virtual ADCs in cloud and virtualized environments, APV version 8.6 supports a RESTful API management interface that integrates with SDN/SDDC cloud management systems and enables vAPV appliances to be included in automation schemas that streamline network operations.
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