An IBM Managed Solution providing performance and security
WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks speeds and optimizes Web application delivery from the enterprise to the end-user.
Improve performance, reliability, scalability and security for Internet applications and cloud-based data services
WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks (WAXPN) is the first IBM product offering from the Akamai Ready initiative. WAXPN combines many capabilities of the Akamai Web Application Accelerator and, when used with WebSphere DataPower service-oriented architecture (SOA) appliances, delivers configurable end-to-end optimization, acceleration, security and management from the enterprise through the Internet to the end-user.
WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks transport optimizations result in dramatic reduction in effective round trips taken over the Internet—further improved by a SureRoute service, providing constant measurements that find the fastest and most reliable routes, enhancing these benefits:
Akamai also greatly improves server scale within the data center by addressing bottlenecks outside of it:
With adaptive monitoring of data center resources, WebSphere DataPower appliances add a new layer of intelligence to the acceleration capabilities of the Akamai solution.
During spikes of activity, users will still enjoy a fast response time with information fed from the Akamai cache. As the backend workload decreases, the caching duration of dynamic data is decreased improving application availability and responsiveness.
By leveraging the adaptive load optimization, WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks (WXAPN) provides improved protection against DDoS attacks. Since the Akamai network is built to absorb DDoS at its edge, WebSphere DataPower appliances can dynamically increase cache setting timeouts for all content—including that which is normally dynamic such as banking sites and blogs.
The Akamai network of thousands of servers in over 1,000 datacenters provides a capacity that absorbs withering traffic surges. Encrypted authentication mechanisms help protect the distributed network from unauthorized traffic. In addition, a security-enhanced handshake between the Akamai network helps ensure that only traffic carried over the Akamai network reaches the application infrastructure—extending the security perimeter into the cloud and protecting the server upon which your application resides from external threats.
WAXPN's tighter cloud security features include:
The WAXPN management portal provides a convenient web-based portal interface with advanced reporting capabilities for customers to monitor and customize their services, which include: