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LoadMaster from Kemp Technologies in New York is an application delivery controller.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/1F/Vl/NU1RTI4SDKJC.jpegPleasant surprise at how much I ended up like the LoadMasterOur Kemp Loadmaster is utilized in a multi-domain environment and communicates with multiple VLANs to Load Balance traffic to servers in different DMZs. In situations where removing insecure Protocols, ciphers, and hashes from web servers cannot be done on the server itself, traffic is routed through the KEMP Loadmaster and weak Protocols, ciphers, and hashes are rejected at the Load Balancer.,Loadmasters run in Active-Standby. This allows me to upgrade the Standby member, fail-over to it, then upgrade the old primary member. 100% uptime. I can route load balanced traffic to a single server in a pair and perform daytime updates/patches on servers without causing service interruption. Security updates come out regularly, to keep up with CVEs. LoadMaster is regex in its context rules, this allows for some very granular configurations to load balance traffic. Can load balance traffic based on port numbers, allowing for non-http(s) to be load balanced.,Load balancing SFTP traffic is done poorly and requires the SFTP to have its default gateway set to the LoadMaster. RADIUS authentication is the only allowed SSO and you must still manually configure each user on the LoadMaster. configuration can be a little confusing when getting started. Had issues getting it to recognize SSL during setup, support informed me that SSL required "Super HTTP" setting.,10,We would have failed a security audit if I hadn't used the KEMP to remove some weak security protocols. Being able to logically bring down load-balanced servers behind the KEMP has allowed for use to patch/update servers anytime. Loadmaster supports multi domain environments, so we don't need to make additional purchases when a new domain is turned up.,,F5 BIG-IP, Cisco ASA, Check Point 21000 Appliances, JIRA Software, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, VMware ESXi, ADP ezLaborManager, Aerohive Wireless, Miradore Management Suite, Tenable.ioSecure and easy to use.We use a few Kemp LoadMasters across our organization. They are used for load balancing exchange and for securing access to various web services.,Web Application Filtering. Exchange Load Balancing.,Some of the menus can be a little tricky to navigate around. Some of the troubleshooting tools could do with an uplift.,10,It provides an extra layer of security against cyber attacks and threats, which is always extremely useful. We find it goes beyond the capabilities of a standard firewall, allowing for much more fine-grained security.,,Fortinet FortiGate, Citrix NetScaler, Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls, Cisco Meraki MS Switches, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager, Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point, Riverbed Steelhead, Veeam Backup & Replication, PluralsightKemp Loadmaster with ExchangeKemp LM was used to provide resilience for our Exchange web front end. It was purchased to ensure maximum available up time for remote users of our ion premise Exchange applications. It is used world wide with around 2000 users, coping with a relatively small concurrency of some 400 users max.,Highly configurable. Complex set of options allow configuration to almost any configuration needed. Very scaleable. Will cope with very large enterprises Quite stable, but not perfect. High degree of availability, and improved over basic exchange installation,Complexity. You really need. highly skilled IT team to manage this device. This is not a solution or appliance for SME's - medium or large enterprises only! Bugs, during 2015-2016 we suffered from a. number of bugs that caused downtime that would not have occurred without the Kemp LM. This is especially annoying given that it was purchased to reduce downtime! During 2017 stability improved. Costs. This is a high cost solution with high ongoing support fees. Not for those who are very cost conscious,5,Stability from 2017 much improved over earlier years. 2015 & 2016 the system caused more downtime than it resolved. 2017 downtime was improved by the system Some issues, particularly with our simple (relatively) Exchange and network configuration ended up being very complex and difficult to resolve. Allow plenty of support time and insist on detailed failure analysis from he suppliers. When running stability performs well.,,Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft BizTalk Server, ManageEngine Password Manager Pro, Self Service Reset Password Management, Symantec Client Management Suite, BitLocker Drive Encryption, Hornbill Supportworks ITSM, Avatier Identity Management Software Suite, Adobe Acrobat DC, Arcserve Backup, AutoCAD, Cisco ASA, Cisco Catalyst, Netwrix Auditor, NetSupport Manager, SolarWinds Log & Event Manager, SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
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May 20, 2019

Kemp LoadMaster Review: "Pleasant surprise at how much I ended up like the LoadMaster"

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Our Kemp Loadmaster is utilized in a multi-domain environment and communicates with multiple VLANs to Load Balance traffic to servers in different DMZs. In situations where removing insecure Protocols, ciphers, and hashes from web servers cannot be done on the server itself, traffic is routed through the KEMP Loadmaster and weak Protocols, ciphers, and hashes are rejected at the Load Balancer.
  • Loadmasters run in Active-Standby. This allows me to upgrade the Standby member, fail-over to it, then upgrade the old primary member. 100% uptime.
  • I can route load balanced traffic to a single server in a pair and perform daytime updates/patches on servers without causing service interruption.
  • Security updates come out regularly, to keep up with CVEs.
  • LoadMaster is regex in its context rules, this allows for some very granular configurations to load balance traffic.
  • Can load balance traffic based on port numbers, allowing for non-http(s) to be load balanced.
  • Load balancing SFTP traffic is done poorly and requires the SFTP to have its default gateway set to the LoadMaster.
  • RADIUS authentication is the only allowed SSO and you must still manually configure each user on the LoadMaster.
  • configuration can be a little confusing when getting started. Had issues getting it to recognize SSL during setup, support informed me that SSL required "Super HTTP" setting.
Hiding web servers (even single web servers) behind it to reject weak security protocols. Forcing re-direction from HTTP to HTTPS. User community is very helpful, but there is a Kemp employee on the site that is very rude. SFTP Load Balancing still needs work.
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March 12, 2019

Kemp LoadMaster Review: "Secure and easy to use."

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We use a few Kemp LoadMasters across our organization. They are used for load balancing exchange and for securing access to various web services.
  • Web Application Filtering.
  • Exchange Load Balancing.
  • Some of the menus can be a little tricky to navigate around.
  • Some of the troubleshooting tools could do with an uplift.
We find the LoadMaster to be well suited to load balancing exchange, and securing access to various HTTP and HTTPS services.
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February 13, 2018

User Review: "Kemp Loadmaster with Exchange"

Score 5 out of 10
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Kemp LM was used to provide resilience for our Exchange web front end. It was purchased to ensure maximum available up time for remote users of our ion premise Exchange applications.

It is used world wide with around 2000 users, coping with a relatively small concurrency of some 400 users max.

  • Highly configurable. Complex set of options allow configuration to almost any configuration needed.
  • Very scaleable. Will cope with very large enterprises
  • Quite stable, but not perfect. High degree of availability, and improved over basic exchange installation
  • Complexity. You really need. highly skilled IT team to manage this device. This is not a solution or appliance for SME's - medium or large enterprises only!
  • Bugs, during 2015-2016 we suffered from a. number of bugs that caused downtime that would not have occurred without the Kemp LM. This is especially annoying given that it was purchased to reduce downtime! During 2017 stability improved.
  • Costs. This is a high cost solution with high ongoing support fees. Not for those who are very cost conscious
Large enterprises with a highly technical team, including high level networking skills will find this useful.
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