Preparing Web-Applications for SSL-Acceleration

SSL-Acceleration is one of the biggest advantages of a suitable Load Balancer – for many users actually the principal purpose. But does it work in any case? Yes it does, if some requirements are fulfilled. First let’s have a look at what SSL-Acceleration means.


Realising complex requirements using "Multistage Virtual Services"

One of the most powerful features of the LoadMaster is the possibility to nest Virtual Services – the “Multistage Virtual Services” (“Nested Virtual Services”).

The usual objective is to link several different Layer-7 features in a determined sequence, i.e.:



Case Study: SSL-Bridge for the Windows Terminal Server 2008 Gateway-Server

The WTS 2008 “Remote Desktop Gateway Server” (a component of the Microsoft Terminal Server 2008) offers Terminal Services for browser access.

The KEMP LoadMaster can play three different roles:

  • “Standard” HTTPS Load Balancer up-stream of multiple Gateway Servers
  • HTTPS-HTTPS Bridge
  • HTTPS-HTTP Bridge

As I have just seen a case where a KEMP customer has implemented exactly this setup, I would like to explain the last two roles.



Load Balancing for Windows Terminal Server

Products and Comparison

Since its 2008 Version, Microsoft’s Terminal Server is recognised in many corporate environments of all sizes as an interesting solution for Thin Client Computing – with all expectations towards cost saving and productivity connected with it.

The KEMP LoadMaster integrates exceptionally well into such environments. It enables the implementation of solutions not only for Load Balancing on multiple servers, but also for reliable High Availability, Persistency and intelligent user allocation - thus saving a lot of time and money.