SOURCE: Coyote Point Systems

Coyote Point Systems

April 20, 2011 13:25 ET

Coyote Point Systems Launches Open Beta Program for New EQ/OS 10 Platform Release

Early Adopter Testing Begins on New Advanced Application Delivery Controller Software Platform Offering Customers Enhanced Features and Superior Performance

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Coyote Point Systems, a leading provider of application delivery and acceleration solutions, today announced the launch of the open beta program for the new EQ/OS 10 firmware release for the company's Equalizer GX Application Delivery Controller (ADC) product family. EQ/OS 10 is a complete architectural redesign of the Equalizer operating system that leverages advances in networking and processor technologies to provide a scalable, extensible and maintainable foundation for future generations of Coyote Point products. The entire Equalizer GX line receives a broad range of feature enhancements with the introduction of EQ/OS 10 including advanced new capabilities, improved management, hardened security and ease of use.

Coyote Point is inviting interested customers to apply for inclusion in the Open Beta Program. Program members will help Coyote Point validate the features and functionality that will be included in the initial release, and will provide guidance for future development. The EQ/OS 10 Open Beta Program will allow selected users to install pre-release versions of the firmware on supported Equalizer GX platforms. Beta test participants will receive high priority support, will enjoy direct interaction with the engineering team, and have access to regular and frequent releases containing new features and fixes

"EQ/OS 10 is the culmination of over two years of focused effort from our Research and Development organization," states Bill Kish, Coyote Point's Alpha Coyote and CTO. "This ground-up re-architecture of our core Operating System will dramatically increase the performance of the current GX hardware, provide a superior feature set and create a better overall experience for Equalizer GX users. The release of EQ/OS 10 represents Coyote Point's commitment to innovation and marks our position as a leader in advanced ADC solutions."

Key updates in EQ/OS10 include:

  • GUI: The new AJAX-based GUI has improved information accessibility, dashboards, alerts and drag & drop capabilities with easy-to-use menus and enhanced error reporting.
  • Full-Featured CLI: EQ/OS 10 includes a fully featured Command Line Interface (CLI). All configuration and monitoring operations can be performed through the CLI or GUI.
  • Server Pools: Provides for easier and more flexible cluster management.
  • i18N Internationalization: Provides the basis for multilingual user interfaces.


  • Full IPv6 Support: EQ/OS 10 is fully IPv6 capable and can act as a gateway between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
  • 802.1Q VLAN: VLAN tagging and other physical layer networking improvements are built in, resulting in better performance and easier IP network management.

Performance, Acceleration & Security

  • Multi-Processor Enhanced: Enhancing the ability to utilize multiple CPUs or CPU cores allows Equalizer systems to scale in performance
  • TCP & HTTP Multiplexing: This key application acceleration technology significantly reduces server resource utilization.
  • Enhanced SSL Processing: Includes 2048 bit keys and more efficient bulk encryption/decryption.
  • SSL Facilities: Support for large key length SSL certificates and more efficient SSL acceleration.

EQ/OS 10 provides a solid foundation for future hardware platforms, feature enhancements and additional product lines. General availability of the EQ/OS 10 release is slated for summer 2011.

For more information regarding the EQ/OS 10 Open Beta Program visit

About Coyote Point
Coyote Point Systems Inc. is a leader in application delivery, acceleration and load balancing solutions that enable IT personnel to have greater control over their web and application servers. Coyote Point's Equalizer, Envoy and VLB products provide the industry's foremost combination of performance, affordability and ease of use offering 24/7 server high-availability, optimized server and WAN performance, flexible scalability and secure application and network access. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, go to, or call us at 1-877-367-2696.

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