22nd February 2017

in Security

Not so sweet, Sweet32 vulnerability…

Posted by Dave Saunders 22nd February in Security

When configuring SSL Termination/Offloading and using the default cipher list, a scan using SSL Labs will produce an A which is great. One thing with our default list is that it could result in a scan indicating that there may be a vulnerability to Sweet32. Sweet32 has several potential methods to be exploited but the one which potentially affects a Loadbalancer.org appliance is the use of the Triple-DES legacy cipher when performing SSL Termination/Offloading. To mitigate this, it is a simple case of altering the cipher list slightly, adding a !3DES, to prevent the use of the Triple-DES cipher.

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22nd February 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org & BenQ Case Study

Posted by Jake Borman 22nd February in Business

BenQ meets user expectations with high-performance Microsoft Exchange platform in Europe With employees spread across ten European countries, BenQ needs to ensure that its email system in Europe delivers high performance and exceptional availability. It installed Loadbalancer.org products as part of a new centralized Microsoft Exchange platform and they work so effectively, they are almost forgotten.

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14th February 2017

in Virtual

Loadbalancer.org Enterprise VA with oVirt(RHEV) 4.1

Posted by Aaron West 14th February in Virtual

I’ve had a fruitful weekend getting up to speed with oVirt the awesome virtualization platform founded by Red Hat. It’s been great fun getting to grips with it’s features making me quite jealous as I’m normally a Libvirt/KVM user, so seeing all the pretty and useful features available in this offering has been awe inspiring…

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7th February 2017

in Database Clustering

MS SQL Health Check

Posted by Neil Hosking 7th February in Database Clustering

Recently we've noticed more customers are load balancing Microsoft SQL Server. We already have a built in MySQL health check in the appliance, but until now we've avoided having a Microsoft SQL check as it is not open source.

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26th January 2017

in Load Balancing

Do you remember when you could get fired – for not buying F5?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 26th January in Load Balancing

You might not be old enough to remember the highly effective marketing campaign from IBM, that implied buying from anyone else would get you fired... However, I just read Kemp Technologies mildly amusing press release about replacing F5, and it got me thinking - Is it time that F5 starts to run a similar campaign?

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12th January 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org Support – its not just a career, it’s a lifestyle choice

Posted by Dave Saunders 12th January in Business

One of the things we are regularly told at Loadbalancer.org is that our support is "really awesome", "fast, efficient and very professional" "first class" etc. Personally, I don't like 'Rah Rah Rah, look at us!' type blog posts; but occasionally, promoting our strong points and the areas we excel at is something we should all do. When customers are saying we’re awesome, it’s not so much boasting, we’re just sharing the good news.

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11th January 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org must’ve been well behaved in 2016

Posted by Jake Borman 11th January in Business

Loadbalancer.org must've been well behaved in 2016. Or at least that's the opinion of the hard working elves down at HAProxy Technologies. Our good friends across the channel very kindly sent us a Christmas gift, in the form of their ALOHA Pocket load balancer...

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