Welcome to Pulse Secure Application Delivery solutions! Whether you are scaling out your secure access capabilities, or building the next-generation of high-performance online applications, Pulse vADC helps you build dynamic applications which are more resilient, more secure, and more responsive at global scale.
This article gives a quick five-step guide to how you can download Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager, including how to download the Community Edition of the software, installing and configuring your first services, and then how to request a full-performance 30-day license key to experience the full power of Pulse Application Delivery solutions.
Ok, so you have downloaded and installed Pulse vADC, and you want to find out how it can help you build smarter applications. You have already heard it is more than just a software load balancer, but where do you start with such a powerful platform? We have collected five of our favorite things to explore with Pulse vADC:
The first thing you can do with Pulse vADC is to set up a simple Load-Balancing Service for your application. We’ve made it really easy, with a built-in Wizard to gather the key information and set up your service. This great article covers the basic load-balancing, and then shows you how to set up host redirects, embedded inks and health monitors.
Using Smart Local Load Balancing, Pulse vADC can test the health and license usage at local PCS appliances, and route sessions in real time across the cluster, Pulse vADC applies session persistence even when used in a large cluster of appliances, and can even apply service protection methods such as shielding login screens against credential stuffing, and blocking sessions during times of high workloads.
What’s the difference between a “Load Balancer” and an “ADC” - and what is a “Traffic Manager” anyway? Check out this short series of articles to look into the basics of load balancing, and how you can layer additional service control and protection for your applications.
When you ready, you can scale out your application to reach a global audience, with built-in Global Load Balancing. This short series of articles digs even deeper into how Global Load Balancing works, and looks at the different ways in which Pulse vADC can integrate with your DNS services to deliver global application resilience.
There is so much more to discover on the Pulse Community - this page has gathered some of our favorite examples, including inserting RSS feeds into your web pages, embedding Google Maps, watermarking PDFs, optimizing application performance, protecting your web applications from spiders and other security challenges. Enjoy!