Reducing operation costs, enhancing reliability, improving manageability
Santa Ana, CA, March 24, 2008 -CAI Networks, Inc. announces the release of a new firmware
version for its WebMux™ load balancer and traffic management appliance that enhances
WebMux′s HTTP Compression, DDoS attack protection, and Layer 7 management capabilities.
HTTP compression can both dramatically improve user performance and decrease costs associated
with accessing websites and Web-based applications by reducing bandwidth utilization, DDoS
attack protection enhancement safeguards websites from attacks, and improved L7 traffic
management allow administrators to better manage websites.
WebMux′s HTTP Compression takes advantage of a long-standing HTTP 1.1 feature in Web
browsers by compressing data by upwards of 85% before transmission and letting the browser
decompress it before presentation to the user, which makes it compatible with virtually
all Web browsers in use today. WebMux can intelligently detect if the client′s Web
browser supports HTTP compression before sending compressed data to it. WebMux also allows
administrators to selectively enable and disable compression on a Web server pool basis.
WebMux′s HTTP compression works seamlessly with all websites and Web-based applications
and is interoperable with WebMux′s SSL acceleration and Layer 7 traffic management
functionality. Enhanced L7 traffic management allows traffic to be directed to specific Web
server pools based on cookie and URL content. These features work hand-in-hand with WebMux′s
load balancing functionality to deliver website and Web-based application acceleration by
having the best Web servers handle traffic, optimizing the performance of all Web servers,
and minimizing the amount of data transmitted.
The new WebMux firmware also provides additional TACACS+ support, allowing more administrators
to be authenticated through the centralized TACACS+ servers. WebMux model 680PG also can
take advantage of this new firmware release, which allows Fast Spanning Tree protocol to be
used in the primary and backup WebMux in a failover configuration.
WebMux is an IPV6 compliant rack-mounted network appliance that operates at OSI
layers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, thereby providing content-aware switching and intelligent traffic
management at wire speed. Ease-of-use, high reliability, and high performance are WebMux′s
major characteristics. WebMux is validated by Microsoft® for OCS2007, LCS2005, and
other Microsoft products. WebMux is also tested by OracleŽ for load balancing Oracle
Pricing and Availability
WebMux prices start at $3,995,
which includes a three-year warranty and three years of technical support, continuing WebMux's
tradition of offering the industry's lowest total cost of ownership.
About CAI Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1987, CAI Networks (www.cainetworks.com) specializes in Internet appliances and
Internet server reliability solutions and is a leading provider of IP load balancers. CAI has
its engineering and sales offices in Southern California. WebMuxes are installed worldwide by
businesses, government agencies, and ISPs to maintain the reliability and availability of web
sites, portals, and web-based applications. CAI Networks is a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.
CAI and WebMux are trademarks of CAI Networks, Inc. Oracle® is a registered trademark of Oracle
and/or its affiliates. Microsoft® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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