Array Networks Release Offers Elliptical Curve Cryptography for ADC Physical and Virtual Environments

Posted 2/26/2016 10:05:44 AM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Array Networks Release Offers Elliptical Curve Cryptography for ADC Physical and Virtual Environments
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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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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