In this release, Pulse Secure Virtual Traffic Manager focuses on product platform enhancement for cloud, open-source integration and security features. Pulse vTM 18.3 makes it easier to build new, innovative applications, with support for DevOps tools used by modern application developers. Highlights in this release include:
The Community Edition software is available via the “Try Now” option on the Pulse web site or via the Docker Hub for even easier access.. This replaces the former “Developer Edition” with a higher throughput, and is restricted to a maximum of four nodes in a cluster. Specifications:
Restricted to 10 Mbps throughput
Restricted to a maximum of 4 nodes in a cluster
Included in the Community Edition
Not available in the Community Edition
Improved Support for Deploying into Kubernetes - In this new release, Pulse vTM can now use Kubernetes ConfigMap and Secret objects to store its configuration, allowing for easy deployment and unattended management of traffic managers in Kubernetes clusters. For more information on deployment manifests and examples, see https://github.com/pulse-vadc/kubernetes-vtm
Support for TLS 1.3 - With support for TLS 1.3, Pulse vTM provides a wide range of options for transaction security, with full control over the selection of security settings per virtual server, per pool, or as a global setting, to suit a range of enterprise deployment options. In this release, Pulse vTM supports server-side termination of TLS 1.3, but not support for onward forwarding via TLS 1.3.
For more information, please refer to the release notes, available on the download portal. A complete set of user documentation is also available on http://pulsesecure.net/vadc-docs including getting started guides, installation, configuration and API reference documentation.