What is WebMux Network Traffic Manager?

Load Balancing Solutions to Manage and Secure Layers 4-7 TCP/UDP IP Traffic
Assuring High Availability of Applications and Services

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It is all about the user experience on your network and keeping everyone connected(SM)

WebMux plays an important role in the network infrastructure with a core function to manage and deliver securely and reliably local data traffic for applications and services to and from the internal network of servers or server farms (both physical and virtual).

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AVANU’s WebMux Network Traffic Manager is a robust and affordable server load balancer using the 64-bit processor platform and intensive algorithms that provide the high capacity, reliability, and availability to manage, control, and secure local network Layers 4-7 traffic. In 2005, Microsoft® chose WebMux as one of the first three hardware load balancer (HLB) to support its Unified Communications (UC) Office Live Communications Server (LCS)  platform (today’s Skype® for Business Server 2015), because of WebMux’s excellent features, performance, reliability, and affordability.  WebMux has evolved providing load balancing functions to many popular applications from other world-class companies including Cisco®, IBM®, and Oracle®.  The applications and services include Lync® Server, Exchange® Server, SharePoint®, Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® Serve, WebLogic®, WebSphere®, UC (unified messaging, IM presence, team collaboration, audio/web/video conferencing, mobility, and VoIP), databases, FTP, POP, terminal servers, and web servers to name a few.

WebMux is available as an appliance or virtual edition.  AVANU uses the best-in-class server-grade hardware with up to 16-core CPU processing power to build WebMux providing outstanding performance and durability.

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AVANU adds product value by placing customers first, from designing the user interface and features to customer support services. The WebMux setup and configuration wizards remove the need for any scripting and make the deployment of WebMux quick and easy for popular applications and services including Microsoft Skype® for Business Server, Lync® Server, Exchange 2010 and 2013 Server, SharePoint®, LiteScape, Pexip® Infinity, Oracle WebLogic®, IBM WebSphere®, terminal services, and HTTP/HTTPS servers. WebMux appliance models offer performance scalability supporting 1 to 10GbE copper or 10GbE Fiber SFP+ (SR or LR) interface. All models support dual hot-swap power supplies and monitor traffic history. WebMux’s Flood Control® feature was developed specifically for a United States Department of Defense service organization to provide protection on their servers against Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the IP/UDP level. Some models have an IPMI port for remote IPMI services, including remote power on/off for soft/hard resets, monitor temperature, and access remote console.

All WebMux appliance models come with a two-year product warranty covering parts and labor with one-year product technical support and firmware updates. The Virtual WebMux Software Edition for virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments is available for 1, 3, 5, or 10GbE throughput and comes with a full year product technical support.

WeMux Network Traffic Manager is the affordable full-featured and high capacity performing solution that supports your demanding network traffic load balancing requirements.

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WebMux Monitoring Traffic

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Power of Performance
64-bit processing platform (removes memory performance limitations found with 32-bit platform processing)
Up to 16-core processors for highly-efficient threaded operations
High throughput performance

Model A600X (10GbE) – up to 20GB, dual hot -swap power supplies
Models A500X/A500XD – up to 3.8GB, single and dual hot-swap power supplies
Model A400X/A400XD – up to 1.7GB, single and dual hot-swap power supplies

 

Extensive Features (Included in all WebMux models)

Four Load Balancing Operation Modes

Full-range load balancing scheduling methods

Least connections, least connections-persistent, round robin, round robin-persistent, weighted fastest response, weighted fastest response-persistent, weighted least connection, weighted least connections-persistent, weighted round robin, weighted round robin-persistent

Robust security:  Denial of Service (DoS) protection, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitagation, TCP/SYN protection, IP address filtering, Flood Control® cybercrime protection developed for the Department of  Defense provided services (additional IP level protection for DDoS attacks), IPv4 to IPv6 translations (supports IPv6 client requests to IPv4 servers), TCP SYN protection, HTTPS/SSH management, up to 8192-bit TLS/SSL encryption strength, TACACS+ and LDAP authentication, SSL (FIPS 140-2 Level 1), access control list system, and Payment Card Industry/PCI compliant)

SSL Support:  SSL acceleration, SSL certificate signing request (CSR), support for TCP protocols, and support for third party certificates

Network Topologies: Direct Server Return (DSR), Full-NAT, Half-NAT

IP Support:  ASP, Basic Layer 2 Protocols (i.e., STP, MSTP, RSTP…), DNS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS (SSL), IMAP, LDAP, NNTP, POP3, Radius, RDP (Terminal Services), SMTP, SNMP, SSH, Streaming media, TCP/UDP based services, TFTP

Other operation modes:  Active/passive redundant operation, application GUI and wizard setup, application health checking, web-based GUI, adaptive balancing, bonding/teaming ports (802.3ad/LACP), content encoding (HTTP compression), IP persistence, link interface bonding, reverse proxy, multiple gateway network failover, SSL termination/offloading, multiple VLAN trunking (IEEE 802.1Q)

Other:  4,999 servers (real or virtual) supported

Reliability

High grade server components
Redundant hot-swap power supplies (supported on all models)
80 Plus Gold efficiency rated power supply
Pulse-width modulation (PWM) smart cooling fans (high efficiency)
Multiple Gateway Network Failover
Enhanced dual-boot feature

Ease of Use and Flexibility

True plug-and-run installation with AVANU’s no cost pre-configuration service option
Easy front-panel LCD and GUI with intuitive setup wizards for popular applications part of AVANU’s Simplicity Project
Dedicated out-of-band and in-band management including remote power-on/power-off (IPMI support – A500X, A500XD, and A600X)
SNMP and SMTP email notifications/alerts
Trouble-free high performance and high availability
Secure management
Low maintenance

High Return on Investment

webmux-chartFull extensive load balancing features on all models
Self-contained (no royalty or extra hidden costs)
Save on costly manpower hours to write scripts, configure, manage, and maintain
No additional maintenance contract required with purchase (WebMux comes with 2-years product warranty-parts and labor and a full year of firmware updates with product technical support)

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Other common names for network traffic management products include load balancer – LB, hardware load balancer – HLB, network load balancer – NLB, local traffic manager – LTM, and application delivery controller – ADC.