Introducing the Loadmaster Edge Security Pack
The KEMP Edge Security Pack (ESP) pack delivers a complete solution using the KEMP LoadMaster line of load balancers to customers
who would have previously deployed TMG to publish their Microsoft applications.
- • End Point Authentication for Pre-Auth
Clients who are trying to access virtual services on the LoadMaster
will have to provide Authentication information which will be used by the ESP to validate the clients right to access the service.
In the event of success the client is enabled to access the service and in the event of failure the client will be blocked until
valid credentials are provided.
- • Persistent Logging and Reporting for User Logging
When clients try to access a service this will be logged on the
LoadMaster as part of the ESP. This will allow monitoring by the administrator.
- • Single Sign On across Virtual Services
LoadMaster is designed to handle multiple virtual services supporting unique
workloads. These virtual services can be joined together into Single Sign On groups. The ESP will enable clients to only enter the authentication
information for the first virtual service and then this same information will be used to access other services in the Single Sign On group.
Therefore a client accessing Exchange will also be able to access SharePoint and other workloads if they are configured in a Single Sign On group.
- • LDAP authentication from the LoadMaster to the Active Directory
Active Directory is the standard for the Authentication
Provider for Microsoft workloads. LoadMaster will support the key connection types between LoadMaster and the Active Directory.
- • NTLM and Basic authentication communication from a Client to the LoadMaster
LoadMaster with ESP will support key
authentication types -- Basic and NTLM -- between client and the LoadMaster providing clients with an optimum authentication experience.
Large and small businesses are deploying large numbers of Internet Facing applications to support ever expanding business requirements.
This rapidly growing number of servers needs to be scalable and highly reliable. Above all, the access to these servers and services needs to be
secure. With the addition of the ESP, the KEMP LoadMaster will continue to deliver on customer security requirements for internet facing applications
in a world without Forefront TMG, while continuing to address requirements for feature-rich and cost-effective scalability and high reliability.
The Edge Security Pack (ESP) is available as an option in v7.0-41 ESP will be included at no extra charge with all compatible LoadMaster and
Virtual LoadMaster systems until the end of August 2013.
For additional information on ESP and how to upgrade please contact the disti sales team on 01473 240470
Upgrading to Version 7.0-4 LoadMaster software with ESP
ESP is only one enhancement to the LoadMaster software in the v7.0-4 release.
All KEMP customers that have a current support and service agreement can upgrade their existing firmware version to v7.0-4
PLEASE NOTE that ESP functionality will only be available to those customers who upgrade to v7.0-4 and only on models
LM2600, LM3600, LM5300, R320, VLM100 and VLM1000.
For hardware LoadMasters - In order for ESP functions to be "turned on" a new Solid State Disk (SSD), supplied by KEMP, must be
installed. The SSD is available free of charge to customers who purchased a KEMP LoadMaster after January 1st 2012 and is limited
to the above hardware models with a valid support contract.
LM2200 customers can upgrade to the v7.0-4 software but they will not have access to the ESP features and there is no SSD upgrade
For Virtual LoadMasters - In order for ESP functions to be "turned on" customers must install a new LoadMaster instance and
follow the VLM upgrade process.
How my existing End Customers can get ESP
Virtual Loadmaster Customers:
- 1. Check the customer is in support. If not in support, please renew
- 2. Advise the customer to contact email@example.com to upgrade their
firmware to version v7.04 and follow the VLM upgrade process outlined by support
Hardware Loadmaster Customers:
- 1. Check the LoadMaster model. Only the LM2600, LM3600, LM5300 & R320 can add ESP.
- 2. Check the customer is in support. If not in support, please renew
- 3. Advise the customer to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to upgrade their firmware to v7.04 & request ESP
- 4. End Customer will receive instructions on how to obtain and install an ESP Kit Free of charge from KEMP.
How do your new customer's get the LoadMaster Version 7.0-4 with Edge Security Pack?
Great News! From May 15th every LM2600, LM3600, LM5300 & R320 will be shipped with version 7.0-4 and ESP at no extra cost to your customer!
ESP will not be available on the LM2200 model but these models will also ship with the v7.0-4 version software.
From May 8th, every VLM downloaded from the KEMP website is v7.0-4 and includes ESP.
ESP WILL BE INCLUDED AT NO EXTRA CHARGE WITH ALL COMPATIBLE LOADMASTER AND VIRTUAL LOADMASTER SYSTEMS UNTIL AUGUST 31ST 2013.
The 'virtual appliance' (software) version of the award-winning LoadMaster family of advanced server load balancing and application delivery optimization appliances.
Virtual LoadMaster installs and runs as a hardened, 'Guest' operating OS/Application on a dedicated virtual machine.
It provides the same features of the LoadMaster and also supports stateful Active/Hot-standby configuration between two VLMs for redundancy and high-availability.
All controlled by the same intuitive, easy-to-use Web User Interface as the hardware-appliance version of the LoadMaster.
GEO LoadMaster (GLM) offers the ability to move past the single datacenter, allowing for multi datacentre load balancing and high availability.
GLM ensures that even when a primary site is down, traffic is diverted to the disaster recovery site.
GEO LoadMaster also includes the ability to ensure clients seamlessly connect to their fastest performing and geographically closest datacentre.