KEMP adds new security features to load balancers to fill the gap left by discontinued Microsoft Threat Management Gateway

“London, UK – May 21st, 2013. Following Microsoft’s decision to discontinue its Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) last year, KEMP Technologies has announced the availability of its new Edge Security Pack for the KEMP LoadMaster range of load balancer and application delivery controllers. The Edge Security Pack (ESP) provides additional security features to fill the gap left by TMG and to help companies protect business-critical, web-facing applications from unauthorised access. ESP integrates the most-widely used features found in TMG into the load balancer, including end-point Pre-Authorisation, Single Sign-On across multiple virtual services and Persistent Logging to track who is accessing virtual services and when.

As companies increase their deployment of web-facing applications, there is an increasing need for load balancers to provide high availability and minimize application security threats. “Microsoft may have withdrawn its Forefront TMG from the market, but businesses still need to protect applications such as Exchange and SharePoint from unauthorized use,” said Peter Melerud, EVP of product management at KEMP Technologies. “The addition of the Edge Security Pack will deliver superior protection alongside high-performance, reliable and scalable load balancing for the increasing number of hardware or virtual servers used to support the growth in Internet-facing applications.”

The new security capabilities build on existing core technologies in the KEMP LoadMaster range such as the reverse proxy function and include:…”

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