FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAI Networks Announces WebMux Pro -Load Balancer for Gigabit Ethernet
Includes Industry Leading Burst Activity Management Feature - BAM - Solving
(Santa Ana, CA, Sept. 15, 2003)CAI Networks, a leading provider
of Internet load balancers, and AVANU®, CAI's marketing and distribution
partner, today announced the availability of the WebMux Pro load balancer
for Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-TX). WebMux Pro joins the original WebMux
load balancer, designed for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet (10/100). Both WebMux
Pro and WebMux are low cost, high performance, easy-to-deploy load balancers
with solid-state-assured high reliability. They incorporate CAI's
recently announced Burst Activity Management feature - BAM, which
eliminates the possibility of server overloads during bursts of UDP
DNS client requests.
WebMux load balancers are stand-alone, self-contained and ready-to-install
network appliances that provide high performance management of IP
traffic on 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet networks. To enhance reliability,
CAI Networks' WebMux products use solid-state storage eliminating, as a
possible point of failure, the hard disk technology used for data storage
in other load balancers. The result of WebMux's unmatched reliability and
affordable price, which includes a full three-year warranty and three
years of free technical support, is the industry's lowest total cost
WebMux users range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies
worldwide. Customers include several U.S. government agencies, industry
leading managed hosting businesses, on-line credit card processing
clearinghouses and companies with sophisticated commercial websites.
"Reliability and speed are what sold us on WebMux. We have one unit
that has been operating for three years, trouble free! The value for
our investment far exceeds anything offered by other products," said
James Rowan, CTO of QCorps Residential, Inc. (www.qcorps.com) , a
resident connection service network company. "I have since upgraded
our WebMux to the WebMux Pros to handle increased demand on my
system. I could not be more satisfied."
WebMux products deliver maximum performance and flexibility by
supporting both network address translation (NAT) and direct
(out-of-path) routing. NAT is the default mode and operates as a
firewall as well as a load balancer and health checker. Direct routing
mode improves performance from 10X to 100X when servers send large
responses to small requests. WebMux uses a unique routing algorithm
to achieve maximum server performance and user connections. Each
WebMux unit is just 14" deep and 1U (1-3/4") high, in a
standard 19" rack.
"We are using WebMux products as our firewall as well as load
balancers," said Stewart Wilson-Turner, CTO of Voicebank.net,
Inc. Voicebank (www.voicebank.net) is the leading B-to-B audio
and video audition delivery network in the entertainment industry.
"Reliability was a key selection criteria when we were searching
for load balancers. We are very satisfied with WebMux, particularly
with its ease of setup, hot fail-over and on-going reliability."
WebMux Pro and WebMux include the recently released WebMux Burst
Activity Management feature (BAM). BAM solves the system failure
problem that historically occurs in intensive Internet applications
where client or application servers repeatedly send a large number of
domain name services (DNS) requests to the same DNS server. These
messages are often seen by the server as one large message and
therefore are not load balanced across all the available servers,
resulting in slow site response and a reduction in the site's
reliability. CAI's BAM solves this problem by properly distributing
the DNS requests on a packet-by-packet basis spreading them across
WebMux Pro Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-TX), priced at $8999 per
unit, balances 5,760,000 concurrent connections with 40,000 new
connections per second and 1 Gigabit throughput per second. The
WebMux Ethernet/Fast Ethernet, priced at $3999 per unit, balances
1,440,000 concurrent connections with 7,000 new connections per
second and 200 Mbits/s throughput per second. WebMux products
are manufactured in the U.S.
About CAI Networks, Inc
Founded in 1987, CAI Networks is a leading provider of IP load
balancers. CAI Networks has an engineering and sales office in
Santa Ana, California and sales offices in Europe and Asia.
Additionally, CAI has two factories in Asia, one in Taiwan and
one in China. CAI Networks specializes in Internet appliances and
Internet server reliability solutions.
AVANU®, based in San Jose, California, is a Worldwide
Authorized Distributor for CAI Networks. AVANU is a value added
distributor specializing in Internet and networking products.
Established in 1997 to support small Internet Service Providers
(ISPs), AVANU's reputation for high-quality, professional,
personalized service has accelerated its growth and customer base
to include worldwide ISPs, web hosting companies, co-location
companies, system integrators, small to Fortune 500 ompanies,
educational institutions, local and federal government agencies.
AVANU's goal is to continue to build its product and customer
base while maintaining its high level of integrity, quality and
service with both its customers and suppliers.
Assured Network Solutions, based in Sydney, Australia, is a
specialised Information Technology solutions supplier and consultancy
dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction by means of the supply
and support of cost effective solutions using innovative technologies
in the pursuit of comprehensive answers to emerging problems. ANS has
been distributing WebMux in Australia and southeast Asia for
For purchase and additional product information please contact:
Call: +1.888.248.4900 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.408.248.8960
In Australia and Asia, Assured Network or call (61)02-99184987
For support or technical information, please contact CAI
Phone: (714) 550-0901
Trademarks: AVANU is a registered trademark of AVANU. CAI,
WebMux, and BAM are trademarks of CAI Networks, Inc.