SOURCE: KEMP Technologies

November 28, 2005 08:40 ET

KEMP Technologies Serves Up Affordable Load Balancing and SSL Acceleration for Small and Medium Businesses

Pricing Below $2,500 Makes Internet Traffic Management Appliance Accessible to All Internet Transaction Based Businesses, Regardless of Size

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- KEMP Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of affordable server load balancing and SSL acceleration solutions, today announced the LoadMaster 1500, a feature-rich server load balancer with SSL acceleration for small and medium Internet-reliant businesses. Priced at $2,490 including first year support, the LM 1500 makes a significant breakthrough in the affordability and total cost of ownership (TCO) of Internet traffic management (ITM) appliances, providing the highest performance enterprise-grade ITM technology that has ever been affordable for these SMBs.

More SMBs are taking advantage of e-commerce opportunities than ever before, to compete on the same level as their larger competitors. When it comes to Internet transactions, however, the same expectations of availability, usability and speed apply to all companies regardless of the company's size and network infrastructure.

"For the growing number of small organizations that manage their own mission critical web services, KEMP Technologies is leveling the playing field," said Kevin Mahon, co-founder of KEMP Technologies. "These organizations simply must derive the benefits of load balancing and SSL acceleration to compete, and KEMP Technologies is making that technology both affordable and accessible."

Server load balancing plays an important role in the efficiency and maintenance of a company's e-business presence, but has been out of reach for most SMBs because of the high cost and complexity of high-end systems typically used by larger organizations. Bridging this gap for SMBs, the LoadMaster product family provides the right combination of robust load balancing functionality, SSL acceleration and hardware performance in an affordable package that is easy to manage and configure.

Load Master LM-1500

Combining the latest advancements in content switching technology with high-performance, small footprint fanless hardware design, the LoadMaster LM-1500 provides the key functions for Internet traffic management (ITM), yet priced at $2,490 including support for the first year. This appliance is designed for applications where two to six servers are deployed behind a T1 line or a broadband connection, either in a small or medium business, a corporate enterprise intranet, or as a component of a larger enterprise or service provider network.

With three 10/100 Ethernet ports and throughput of up to 100 Mbps, the LM-1500 enables up to 20,000 concurrent Layer 7 sessions and 500,000 concurrent Layer 4 sessions. The LM-1500's SSL offload will provide up to 60 secure transactions per second (TPS), serving the basic ITM needs of a small or medium transaction based business.

Blue Gecko (, a hosting and managed solutions provider based in Seattle, has a number of KEMP Technologies load balancers deployed, including a newly installed LoadMaster 1500, which it uses for testing applications before deploying them into their production environment.

"Before we started using KEMP products, we had to ask very specific questions when a customer requested load balancing to make sure we could accommodate their needs," said Chuck Edwards, managing partner at Blue Gecko. "Now we can accommodate just about every request without even thinking about it. All of the LoadMaster products, including the new LoadMaster 1500, are easy to install and configure. We have a small IT staff, and the KEMP products are straightforward enough that we've always been able to get things up and running very quickly."

The LM-1500 is available and shipping now from KEMP Technologies and its authorized resellers. Contact KEMP Technologies at 516-349-8421 or visit

About KEMP Technologies

KEMP Technologies is paving the way for small and medium Internet-reliant businesses to take advantage of the sophisticated load balancing technology required to insure consistency, security and availability to online customers. KEMP Technologies provides load balancing and SSL acceleration appliances that fit the needs of small and medium businesses (SMB).

The Company is headquartered in Bethpage, NY. Please visit KEMP Technologies on the web at

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