Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

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).

Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) Products

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Kemp LoadMaster

Kemp LoadMaster

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LoadMaster from Kemp Technologies in New York is an application delivery controller.


The vendor states NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks since, 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 has built…



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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).

Citrix ADC (formerly NetScaler ADC)

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…

Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a Secure Application Delivery Controller that enables Application Availability, Acceleration and Control, while providing Application Security Capabilities.

Amazon Elastic Load Balancing

Amazon's Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, IP addresses, and Lambda functions. It can handle the varying load of your application traffic in a single Availability Zone or…

Akamai Ion

Akamai offers the Ion application delivery controller suite to automatically supply performance optimization to websites and mobile or web applications.

Azure Application Gateway

Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.

A10 Thunder ADC

A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.

Radware Alteon

Radware Alteon, from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller.


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)

Radware FastView (formerly Strangeloop Site Optimizer, acquired 2013), from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller and web page accelerator.

Array APV Series

Array APV Series, from global company Array Networks headquartered near San Francisco, is an application delivery controller.

ActivNetworks BoostEdge

BoostEdge from French company ActivNetworks is an application delivery controller.


WebMux from AVANU in San Jose is an application delivery controller.

Avi Networks, now part of VMware

Avi Vantage allows users to deliver multi-cloud application services such as load balancing, application security, autoscaling, container networking, and web application firewall. Avi automates application delivery, ensuring applications are available, secure, and responsive. Avi…

Radware LinkProof

Radware LinkProof, from Israeli company Radware, is an application delivery controller.

A10 Networks AX Series

The A10 Networks AX Series, from A10 Networks in San Jose, are application delivery controllers.

Imperva Application Delivery (formerly Incapsula Load Balancer)

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

OVH Load Balancers feature anycast DNS, failover IP, anti-DDoS, and traffic prioritization.

SUSE Cloud Application Platform

German company SUSE offers the SUSE Cloud Application Platform, an application to manage and deploy containerized web applications.

F5 on IBM Cloud

F5 on IBM Cloud lets you see and control all traffic passing through your network. F5’s highly scalable, resilient and reusable services dynamically adapt to ensure application availability, performance and security.

IBM Load Balancer

IBM Load Balancer supports load balance of traffic among servers to improve uptime and easily scae applications by adding or removing servers, with minimal disruption to traffic flows.

Ixia CloudStorm

Keysight Technologies division Ixia provides the CloudStorm application delivery controller (ADC) available in several editions which may also support in-built network load testing.