How edgeNEXUS is helping Police forces move to the cloud

by Customer Experience team, February 1st, 2019

edgeNEXUS has long been the prefered choice of load balancer for many police forces (even the College of policing use it) Critical command and control systems that demand 100% uptime have used edgeNEXUS load balancers to ensure resilience and stability for many years. Some vendors such as Saab recommend the edgeNEXUS load balancer for these critical applications where […]

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How to Migrate F5 iRules to edgeNEXUS flightPATH

by Donna Toomey, August 7th, 2018

It’s a widely held belief among my colleagues at edgeNEXUS that whilst F5 LTM load balancers are extremely powerful and flexible, the reliance on the use of iRules scripting to perform some basic functions leads to unnecessary complexity.   You only have to do an online search for F5 iRules to discover the pain and […]

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Simple WAF, Load balancing and GSLB explanation for the non-technical

by Greg, July 2nd, 2018

I recently needed to explain what a Loadbalancer, WAF and GSLB is/does in the simplest way possible so I thought I would try and test it out on my 6 year old Boy Charlie. For some reason he was not as enthusiastic about this as I was so I needed to change the analogy slightly […]

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Easy TMG Threat Management Gateway replacement

by Greg, July 2nd, 2018

So what is TMG ? Forefront TMG (Threat Management Gateway) formerly known as Microsoft Security and Acceleration Server (ISA server)  is a Microsoft product that was typically used as a reverse proxy to securely publish internal applications and services to the internet. It has been heavily used with Exchange, Sharepoint, Lync/ Skype for business and […]

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Real World Uses for Application Traffic Management

by Greg, June 28th, 2018

Load Balancers have evolved to deliver a wealth of application optimisation features that go beyond simple high availability and resilience. Often when it comes to traffic management, there is a list of complex features that a Load Balancer can deliver. However if like me, you don’t know every IT acronym under the sun, then you […]

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It’s here: Customer Support Survey results

by Customer Experience team, June 14th, 2018

  As I’m sure you are aware the quality of support we provide is something that we take very seriously. We even like to use the word Tenacious! In preparation for our next Customer satisfaction survey we wanted to publish the results of the last one. but first a very quick (and I mean quick summary […]

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A Web Application firewall can be a pain in the A*** but maybe its essential for GDPR ?

by Greg, March 7th, 2018

Firewalls have been around for years, but Web Application Firewalls are much newer and despite the name very different!   So firstly what is a WAF? What does it do and why do I need one (or not)? Quite simply a normal firewall will open up ports to allow traffic from the outside world access to […]

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6 Things to Consider When Deploying a Load Balancer

by Simon Shaw, July 19th, 2017

When you have made the sensible decision to implement a load balancer within your infrastructure, there are a few points you should consider to get the best from your solution. Load Balancing technology has evolved considerably and as a result, the terminology and architecture surrounding it can be confusing and overwhelming. This blog explores the […]

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Simple Content Security Policies to Defend Against XSS Attacks

by Customer Experience team, July 8th, 2017

  We’ve covered quite a few security related HTTP headers on the blog in recent weeks but the boss of them all has to be Content-Security-Policy (CSP). The boss, both because of the level of protection it provides but unfortunately also because of the difficulty of implementing it correctly on the first go. As with […]

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The True Cost of Complexity within the Modern Network

by Adel Nasseri, June 29th, 2017

“We have to cut costs!” This is a phrase uttered too often in meetings. It is perhaps the most common business challenge all enterprises face and will continue to be so, until increasing profitability is no longer a priority for businesses. Until that day, department heads must look at new and existing ways of becoming […]

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