Radware’s Alteon(R) NG Helps Provide Fastest Website Acceleration

Radware Combines an Integrated HTTP/2 Gateway With Its Leading Fastview Technology to Provide Web Server Platforms Increased Acceleration Up to 40% for a Robust HTTP Experience

MAHWAH, N.J., July 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radware® (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, announced the release of its newest ADC software version which provides a leading web performance optimization and acceleration solution to help maximize the acceleration value for HTTP/2.

HTTP/2 is the latest protocol replacing the previous version, HTTP1.1 which has been in use since 1999, and is rapidly aging. Today’s websites now include hundreds of elements such as JavaScript, images, high definition videos and Flash animations. These elements place huge load on both the server that delivers the content as well as the end user’s browser. The processing power required to serve these elements can lead to slowdowns – negatively and critically impacting web experience.

Recognizing that HTTP/2 will soon be the standard protocol for access to the Internet, Radware has embedded an advanced HTTP/2 gateway into its Alteon NG application delivery controller. With no upgrade of the front-end web application server or long development and testing cycles needed, Radware’s gateway for the HTTP/2 protocol offers backwards compatibility with legacy servers and browsers that can only support HTTP 1.1.

“HTTP/2 adoption has been slow due to an intensive replacement process of front-end web servers,” said Kent Alstad, vice president of acceleration for Radware. “Due to this investment, enterprises have been challenged, and even hesitant, to make this update - however, HTTP/2 is critical for optimal web performance. The adoption of this protocol is quickly becoming imperative – and soon won’t be optional.”

With Radware’s latest gateway, HTTP/2 enabled browsers can enjoy all acceleration capabilities of the new protocol as it seamlessly provides support for the HTTP/2’s efficient header compression new capability, reducing significantly the payload of HTTP transactions. The solution also enables flow control and prioritization of transactions, for optimized page download and user experience.

Radware is the first to leverage the HTTP/2 new capabilities as a vehicle to deliver various WPO acceleration treatments using a standardized protocol. For example, as Radware’s FastView® has the ability to predict which resources users will require next, it can actively use the new HTTP/2 server push capability and actively push those objects – even before the client’s browser requests them, saving precious time in the request-reply round trip delay, thus achieving significant acceleration in page download time.  

“The industry has been watching the progress of HTTP/2, particularly its efficient use of resources to reduce latency and deliver a better, faster web experience,” says Brad Casemore, research director, datacenter networks, International Data Corporation. “With Radware’s new gateway embedded into its Alteon NG platform, the company seeks to enhance HTTP/2’s performance acceleration with no change on the server side and with backward compatibility with legacy browsers.”

For additional information on Radware’s new HTTP/2 gateway please visit www.radware.com/FastViewHTTP2

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