About RSA Authentication Manager
RSA Authentication Manager is a multi-factor authentication solution that verifies authentication requests and centrally administers authentication policies for enterprise networks. Use Authentication Manager to manage security tokens, users, multiple applications, agents, and resources across physical sites, and to help secure access to network and web-accessible applications, such as SSL-VPNs and web portals. RSA AMX (Authentication Manager Express) is aimed at small to medium size businesses but can also be load balanced in the same way.
Key benefits of load balancing
Here are a few key benefits:
- Ensures the application is always available
- Provides a stable, optimal performance
- Ability to isolate servers which reduces risk when performing upgrades/maintenance
How to load balance RSA Authentication Manager
To load balance the Web Tier, a single VIP is required as shown below. Clients then connect to the Virtual Service (VIP) on the load balancer rather than connecting directly to a one of the Web Tier servers. These connections are then load balanced across the Web Tier servers distribute the load according to the load balancing algorithm selected.
The load balancer can be deployed as a single unit, although Loadbalancer.org recommends a clustered pair for resilience & high availability. For more information, our deployment guide is linked below.