WebMux – The Story of WebMux


During the rapid growth of the Internet sensation of the 1980’s, an engineer in California saw the need for a product that was not yet available on the market to load balance network traffic among servers in a local network. He understood the complexities and the different methods for load balancing data packets to the desired destination and he wanted his product to handle it all, but also wanted the product interface design kept simple for easy configuration, installation, and maintenance on the network. In 1987, the concept and development of the WebMux product began by a company that later became CAI Networks in 1998 with the launch of its first commercial WebMux.

CAI Networks was driven by talented and highly aptitude engineers whose only mission was to develop a product that met the needs of their customers. Throughout the years they gained their outstanding customer service reputation just by listening and then delivering the product features and functions customers asked for all at a price that was affordable.

In 1999, one of the oldest United States scientific agencies discovered the WebMux product and tested it for their services to the United States Department of Defense. To this day, the WebMux products provide the pivotal role in managing, controlling, and securing these services.

Since 2001, AVANU was a key supplier of the WebMux product line.

In 2005 after extensive testing and validation, 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.

In 2007 Oracle® certified WebMux for their Application Server 10G product.

In 2010, the WebMux products provided the games contents delivery for China’s Asia Games. The WebMux products were able to deliver and handle 9 GB/s of network traffic during the games.

As a supplier, AVANU successfully sold and installed thousands of WebMux hardware appliances into major corporations, educational institutions, U.S. government entities, hosting/co-lo businesses, and small/medium size businesses.

In late 2012, AVANU acquired the WebMux product line with key WebMux engineers joining AVANU to continue the flow of product development, enhancements, and customer service support.

In 2014, AVANU launched the AVANU WebMux Network Traffic Manager brand after a successful development stage of bringing WebMux up-to-date by adding new features and enhancements to the architecture platform along with higher performing hardware to support the new 64-bit architecture. AVANU was the first to introduce dual hot-swap power supplies on all models for higher reliability.

In 2015, AVANU launched the Virtual WebMux Network Traffic Manager, a virtual appliance to support Cloud computing environments.

In 2017, AVANU launched higher-performing WebMux network appliance models that meet a higher level SSL security and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) compliance. AVANU is the first to have application delivery network load balancing hardware appliances for all models in compliance with FIPS 1402 Level 2 regulatory requirements with its digital monitoring and built-in physical intrusion protection. In addition, the overall new WebMux architecture was enhanced with newer higher performing components to support the accelerating uses and trends of the Internet for high reliability and performance.

AVANU’s WebMux Network Traffic Manager is designed to deliver robust application delivery network load balancing with reliable high performance and scalability that is quick to deploy, easy to manage, provides fantastic value, and is affordable for all business sizes. The WebMux hardware appliances are built to last with solid-state design using high-grade brand server components.

AVANU’s WebMux R&D, manufacturing, and production are based in the state of California, USA.