Are you thinking about your website security? You should be.
Website security is a major concern for all internet users businesses and their clients alike. Unfortunately the majority of users are either too busy or unaware of the growing issues of cyber crime. Website security should be a major concern for all businesses with a web presence.
We’ve talked about CloudFlare before and now is a good time to recap on CF services; because not paying attention could land your business in hot water.
Snapt accelerator is a high end, powerful and easy to use HTTP and HTTPS content accelerator.
The accelerator works by placing it in front of your web servers caching the content that’s served to visitors. By utilising advanced caching and data compression techniques web accelerator reduces front end server load allowing web servers to handle more visitor traffic and reduce page load times by 50 – 80% and if your running eCommerce or other public accessible sites faster page loads equal better SEO page ranking in SERPS.
Who Needs Acceleration?
Thanks to the Snapt team for this great intro video on “Who Needs Acceleration” providing a quick and easy break down on how the accelerator works and the business benefits.
Wednesday 24th September and news of a new Linux vulnerability called SHELLSHOCK hits the internet, we wont be going into the finer details of the Exploit you can read an excellent writeup on the CloudFlare blog – ShallShock Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems as Graham go’s into the finer details and how CloudFlare have pushed out a global fix to subscribers on their network.
All CloudFlare subscribers on all plans including FREE have been protected from the exploit.
Today’s blog is the start of 4 posts in this series for SNAPT; one of our tech vendors. Over the coming posts we’ll be looking at:
LB (Load Balancers)
WA (Web Accelerator)
WAF (Web Access Firewall) and
PC (Proxy Cache) services
These posts will also be followed up with how-to videos via our KB (Knowledge Base) showcasing how to set up and use the Snapt suit of products.
In this post we’ll be taking a high-level look specifically at the Snapt virtualised LB (Load Balancer) product that’s available through the (vh) cloud for both Virtual Data Center & Virtual Dedicated Server services.
First a little info about Snapt
Snapt develop high-end solutions for application delivery utilizing open source software – enabling your business to benefit from the best technology while still getting the business features you need.
With clients such as NASA & Intel SNAPT has grown into a trusted industry leader in their field.
If you would like to read a little more about SNAPT you can review their company profile on our Tech Vendors page SNAPT or directly on snapt.net.
Here’s a simple overview video of how a LB (Load Balancer) works, why you need one and what it can do for your applications.