Get Faster Application Access with Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager

Enhance User Experience and Reduce Costs with a Scalable Virtual Load Balancing and Application Delivery Solution

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Pulse Secure Virtual Traffic Manager
Features High Performance Load Balancing and Application Delivery

Application delivery controllers (ADCs) are a critical part of modern enterprise applications, as they improve load-balancing, reliability, availability and security. With unmatched scalability and performance, unique customizability and fine-grained control of users and services, Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager is a network traffic manager purpose-built for the most demanding virtual and cloud application environments.

Responsive Applications
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Build and deliver more attractive and responsive applications, with a fast and reliable user experience, while optimizing performance of critical transactions.

Application Delivery Platform
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Purpose-built software-defined application delivery platform for the new generation of virtual and cloud applications.

Are your Applications Letting You Down?

Unhappy customers? Application Overload? Security Vulnerabilities? Cloud and network latency problems? Pulse Secure can help you take back control of your applications, to deliver a more consistent and responsive user experience in the most demanding environments.

Slow applications?

Are your users complaining about poor performance? Are your customers frustrated by slow transactions? Slow business applications negatively impact employee productivity, while slow e-commerce applications can directly lead to lost customers and abandoned shopping carts.

Outage overload?

70% of IT professionals are not confident that their applications will be able to meet their SLAs when they are overloaded during traffic surges.  Applications are most at risk of outages at the very moment that they are needed the most – Black Friday, Disaster Recovery, Campaign launches – and organizations risk losing reputation and revenue.

Vulnerable applications?

How long does it take to push out application updates? How quickly can you resolve critical vulnerabilities in third-party applications? If your application infrastructure is not agile, then your developers have to wait, held back by traditional change procedures, and they can only update applications during planned update windows.

Transform Application Delivery and Responsiveness

Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager can transform the way you manage your users and applications, exceeding user expectations and delighting your customers.

High performance and reliability

Offload compute-intensive tasks such as SSL/TLS termination and intelligent content caching for reduced load on your application infrastructure. Protocol offload, traffic buffering, and concurrency control let your applications run at peak performance.

Service protection

Protect applications with server isolation, request and response scrubbing, request validation, and protective traffic shaping. Defend against direct attacks, invalid or malformed requests, and malicious or incidental flash floods.

Software-defined policies

Implement business policies with Pulse Secure RuleBuilder™ and, Pulse Secure TrafficScript ™ language or create Java ™ extensions for complex business rules. Integrate Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager within existing application management and orchestration infrastructure with REST APIs.

Feature Highlights

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Enhanced User Experience

Build more attractive and responsive applications with a fast and reliable user experience.

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Higher Performance

Scale up and out for extreme performance.

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Intelligent Clustering

Scale out with intelligence N+M clustering for reliability and throughput.

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Greater Efficiency

Boost the throughput of application servers by up to 50%, by offloading SSL and compression.

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Lower Costs

Reduce costs with flexible capacity-based licensing.

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Cloud Portability

100% purpose-built for virtual and cloud, giving multi-cloud portability.

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Visibility and Control

Take control of your applications, with end-to-end traffic visibility.

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Easy to Use

Easy-to-use tools for application and user management.

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Purpose Built to Deliver More Responsive Applications

Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager ensures high application accessibility with unmatched scalability and performance.

Powerful Traffic Management Capabilities

  • Load Balancing
    Intelligent load balancing for IPv4 and IPv6 traffic, with a range of built-in LB algorithms, or create custom LB algorithms to suit specific application needs.
  • SSL/TLS Offload
    Offload SSL/TLS key exchanges and decryption to optimize application performance, and simplify key management for large-scale web applications.
  • Bandwidth Management
    Set bandwidth limits on specific applications or domains, or reserve bandwidth for critical services, and enforce access limits based on user, service or location.
  • Clustering
    Unmatched scale and performance, with support for multi-core CPU to scale up, or scale out for massive N+M clustering for reliability and throughput across hybrid cloud architecture.
  • RESTful Control API
    Simplify administration of large/complex configurations, with configuration and service orchestration, and automate configuration changes in response to an event.
  • Rate Shaping
    Restrict the number of requests (per minute or per second) to a service, to optimize user experience, prioritize valuable users and transactions, and even limit unwanted traffic such as spiders or repeated downloads.

Demand More From Your Applications

  • Online Applications
    E-commerce and retail sites, customer portals and online gaming all demand the highest performance and customized experiences. Prioritize transactions and services so you can deliver the best experience to your best customers. Optimize and accelerate workloads, leveraging cloud delivery networks with on-the-fly-updates to optimize your web performance.
  • Pulse Secure Access Solutions
    Enhance your Secure Access architecture, using Pulse Traffic Manager to support and scale out Pulse Connect Secure and Pulse Policy Secure, for global VPN gateways and enterprise-wide NAC solutions.
  • Business Applications
    Enhance employee productivity and collaboration tools such as Exchange, SharePoint and Financials software. Meeting your IT scalability and reliability goals, without sacrificing user satisfaction.
  • Cloud Service Providers
    Offer Pulse vADC solutions as a part of your own cloud catalog. Build tailored feature packaging to match other solutions in your portfolio, and offer true usage-based solutions to global enterprises.

Flexible Deployment Options

Pulse Virtual Traffic Manager is purpose-built for virtual and cloud environments, able to optimize applications whether they run in a public cloud, private cloud or virtualized environment.

  • Configure a fixed-sized Traffic Manager, with a static license key, for individual applications.
  • Alternatively, use Pulse Services Director to buy flexible capacity, shared across all your applications, for dramatic cost savings with our ADC-as-a-Service capability.
  • Virtual Appliance: The most common deployment options, with support for a range of hypervisors including VMware, KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle VM.
  • Software: Pure software download, offering maximum flexibility for IT architects or OEMs.
  • Cloud: Integration with leading cloud service providers. Available on the marketplace for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Engine.
  • Bare Metal: ISO image or for PXE installation. Ideal for deploying load balancer services on high-performance Intel x86 servers.

Flexible Licensing Options

  • Perpetual: Simply choose the feature set and capacity up front, for fixed-sized applications.
  • Subscription: Choose a fixed feature set and capacity, for a 12 or 36-month term, giving you the flexibility to scale up or down.
  • Cloud Marketplace: Buy simple pay-as-you-go services from leading cloud partners, or move an existing license key across to your cloud instance.
  • Capacity-Based Licensing: Pulse Services Director provides a usage-based model for maximum flexibility in fast-changing environments and for centralized licensing across your data center.

Delight Your Users

Exceed your users’ expectations, with faster, more responsive applications, and integrate with DevOps workflow to support rapid release cycles.

  • Optimize User Experience: More responsive web applications lead to more clicks, more conversions, and more completed transactions. Prioritize high-value customers and push personalized content, and enhance the user experience through content-based routing to dedicated application resources.
  • Peak Performance: Be prepared for traffic surges, by implementing intelligent traffic shaping and prioritization. Take control of your SLA, by focusing on loyal customers during peak periods, and suppressing background traffic such as bots, spiders and casual browsers.
  • Agile Applications: Roll out application updates faster than ever before, with full automation through open APIs, and integration with open-source orchestration tools. Integrate with Continuous Delivery development processes, and reduce the time needed to implement changes in business policy and workflow.


“During the recent pandemic, Pulse Secure enabled us to increase remote access far past official objectives before the event (20% of all users to 100% with spare capacity) by redesigning our current solution and moving hardware around (staging devices, breaking clusters, etc.)”

Engineer, Federal Government 

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American University

"What I've been most impressed with is that it was able to scale up sixfold and still maintain a usable user experience and throughput. Man, I'm impressed!"

 - Eric Weakland, Director of Information Security, American University

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