NGINX, the company delivering a comprehensive application delivery solution in use on more than 160 million websites worldwide, has announced the availability of NGINX Plus Release 10 (R10) – the latest release of its application delivery platform. Updates to NGINX Plus would offer new capabilities for enterprises to flawlessly deliver and secure both legacy applications, as well as modern, microservices-based applications built in the cloud.
The most notable new feature in NGINX Plus R10 would be a Web Application Firewall (WAF) powered by ModSecurity and fully supported by NGINX. NGINX Plus with ModSecurity WAF would help secure applications and data from a broad range of attacks.
“In today’s digital environment, a security breach is incredibly costly for any organization – both in lost revenue and damaged reputation,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX. “Consumers expect organizations to keep their information safe, and simply cannot allow themselves to be susceptible to major security incidents. With Web Application Firewall support and added security features in NGINX Plus we are providing additional tools to help customers keep their applications and data protected.”
Other key new features in NGINX Plus R10 would include:
- Support for IP Transparency and DSR load balancing – In order to support a broader range of enterprise applications and deployments, NGINX Plus R10 adds in support for IP Transparency and Direct Server Return (DSR) load balancing. With IP Transparency the original client IP Address is passed to the backend service, which is mandatory for a large number of enterprise applications. With DSR load balancing, NGINX Plus will make the initial load balancing decision, after which the server will respond directly to the client. DSR would be useful for latency sensitive and real time applications since having the server respond directly to the client reduces overall response time.
- nginScript support – nginScript will form the next-generation configuration and control language for NGINX, giving users deep and fine-grained control over how their applications are delivered and secured. In this preview release, the nginScript module allows users to control HTTP, TCP, and UDP traffic, generating responses and making precise decisions to route requests to the optimal servers.
The NGINX Plus WAF, using the popular ModSecurity module, is available now to NGINX Plus customers in the NGINX dynamic modules repository.
To learn more about NGINX Plus R10, visit: https://www.nginx.com/blog/nginx-plus-r10-released/.
To learn more about open source NGINX and the added benefits of NGINX Plus, visit: https://www.nginx.com/products/feature-matrix/.
Current and prospective NGINX users can also learn more about NGINX Plus R10 and other NGINX solutions at this year’s annual user conference, nginx.conf 2016, taking place September 7-9 in Austin, Texas. To register, visit: https://www.nginx.com/nginxconf/.