Application delivery controllers evolve to meet new demands
ADC devices have evolved to deliver a wide range of functionality, including web application firewall, denial-of-service protection, SSL offload and scalable performance.
Application delivery controllers, or ADCs, are physical or virtual devices deployed between applications and users. They intercept session traffic between applications and users and provide a range of functions designed to optimize the end-user application experience in a way that's transparent to both the consumer and the requested application or service.
At the highest level, an ADC device provides load balancing, quality of service, high availability and, frequently, security features in a single footprint -- without requiring a companion device at the other edge of the connection...