Firewall and Load Balancer Combination

    Date31 Jan 2000
    CategoryFirewalls
    10887
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    When if comes to maintaining a network with mulitiple high availability servers load balancing can become a critical issue. Load balancing not only offers the ability to distribute a large number of requests over multiple servers, but can . . . When if comes to maintaining a network with mulitiple high availability servers load balancing can become a critical issue. Load balancing not only offers the ability to distribute a large number of requests over multiple servers, but can also provide a means to guarantee failover in the case of one or more boxes going down.

    In an environment where high availability is a serious issue it typically follows that security is an issue as well. One question that many have asked is how best to combine the use of Load Balancing Servers with Firewalls.

    This Network Computing article discuss many of the issues involved in combining Firewalls and Load Balancers. It addresses the feasibility of various solutions, looks at the security issues involved and addresses how a network can best implement this tricky combination.
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