Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) Overview
What is an Application Delivery Controller (ADC)?An Application delivery controller (ADC) is a device housed in a data center between firewalls and application servers, existing basically for the purpose of application acceleration, reducing load on websites and performing load balancing, as well as other features (SSL offload, proxy/reverse proxy, a firewall for web applications, and more).
They are part of an application delivery network (ADN), along with WAN optimization controllers (WOCs).
Cloudflare, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, provides DDoS and bot mitigation security for business domains, as well as a content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF).
According to NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks since the May 2019 acquisition, NGINX powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX ha…
Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC) is an application delivery controller.
F5 BIG-IP software from Seattle-based F5 Networks is a load balancing and application protection solution suite available on cloud or via virtual editions, on a subscription or perpetual licensing basis. The BIG-IP suite of products supports a wide range of security and application performance needs…
LoadMaster from Kemp Technologies in New York is an application delivery controller.
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a Secure Application Delivery Controller that enables Application Availability, Acceleration and Control, while providing Application Security Capabilities.
Radware Alteon, from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller.
A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.
Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.
Akamai offers the Ion application delivery controller suite to automatically supply performance optimization to websites and mobile or web applications.
FortiADC, from Fortinet in San Francisco, is an application delivery controller based on technology acquired with Coyote Point in 2013.
Radware FastView (formerly Strangeloop Site Optimizer, acquired 2013), from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller and web page accelerator.
BoostEdge from French company ActivNetworks is an application delivery controller.
Array APV Series, from global company Array Networks headquartered near San Francisco, is an application delivery controller.
The ADX series of application delivery controllers were developed by Brocade and acquired by HCL Technologies in November 2017, after the company Brocade was acquired by Broadcom and many of its products sold.
Radware LinkProof, from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller.
Imperva Application Delivery (formerly Incapsula Load Balancer) is Imperva's solution for load balancing, application delivery and performance, with real time health monitoring and notifications to ensure traffic is properly routed.
OVH Load Balancers feature anycast DNS, failover IP, anti-DDoS, and traffic prioritization.
German company SUSE offers the SUSE Cloud Application Platform, an application to manage and deploy containerized web applications.
Keysight Technologies division Ixia provides the CloudStorm application delivery controller (ADC) available in several editions which may also support in-built network load testing.
Microsoft's Azure Load Balancer provides built-in load balancing for cloud services and virtual machines, so the user can create highly-available and scalable applications in minutes.
Pulse vADC (Virtual Application Delivery Controller) is composed of three products which can be combined to suit the needs of applications.
F5 Networks headquartered in Seattle offers the VIPRION application delivery controller, a hardware solution consisting of modular chassis and blade combinations providing the ability to scale on demand through device cluster, or virtualize.
F5 Networks offers the BIG-IP iSeries of cloud-ready application delivery controller (ADC) appliances.
F5 Networks offers the DNS Load Balancer Cloud Service, providing application availability and performance with in-built security features, location-based routing, in-depth application health and performance reporting, and other features.