Using ApacheBench to benchmark SSL performance on the Enterprise R16 are one of a number of vendors that pride themselves on offering affordable load balancing appliances that work. It is the likes of such companies that have collectively driven down the price of these solutions, making load balancing appliances available to companies who previously would not have been in a position to consider such investments.Kemp Technologies are a similar company who’s primary marketing drive centre’s around ‘value for money’. It is because of this glaring similarity that I decided to compare SSL performance capabilities, focusing on the entry-level appliance on offer from each vendor. Specification comparisons were taken, and subsequent performance tests examined whether performance levels met that of the stated specification. Results proved extremely interesting!

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