As the evolution of LoLoadbalancer.org continues, we are proud to present our latest software release, v8.0.

New features such as the Web Application Firewall (WAF) spearheading our increased focus on security and various updates including an enhanced process for high availability appliance pairing , improved LBCLI, advancement of the web user interface (WebUI).

Summary

  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • New security keys generated on first boot creating secure by default deployment
  • High-Availability pairing process rewritten making it easier to configure and maintain
  • Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure code now integrated into main stream , reflecting functionality of core product.
  • R20 replacing R16 enabling more customers to deploy our cheapest appliance

Breakdown

  • The WAF is one of the flag ship new features we have been busy adding to our appliances, it not only provides increased security but also aids PCI compliance.  We have made concerted efforts to deliver optimum performance whilst maintaining simplicity, ease of use and a highly customisable, extensible configuration to suit deployment environments of all sizes.
    Basic WAF configuration page
    Basic WAF configuration page
    Manual WAF configuration page
    Manual WAF configuration page
    Deployed WAF in system overview
    Deployed WAF in system overview

  • The high availability clustering of Loadbalancer.org appliances implementation has been completely redesigned, making the configuration notably simpler with a new UI which clearly shows the status.

High-Availability initial configuration screen
High-Availability initial configuration screen
High-Availability pairing in progress screen
High-Availability pairing in progress screen
High-Availability pairing completed
High-Availability pairing complete

  • The R16 limit of 4 VIPs * 4 RIPs has been increased after feedback from customers.  We have introduced the R20, comprising of 5 VIPs * 4 RIPs which we believe will be more compatible with the vast majority of customer deployments and thus increasing the potential for people to use our cheapest appliance.
    5 VIPs configured on R20 appliance
    5 VIPs configured on R20 appliance