High Availability networks and systems are becoming increasingly important for organizations and businesses in every industry. The legal and regulatory requirements, to which many organizations must comply, make assuring maximum uptime of Internet security a critical consideration.
That's why iPrism includes a new deployment that allows you to avoid disruption of your Web monitoring, blocking and reporting, by installing two iPrism appliances in parallel in a single network, with one designated as the Primary and the other as the Secondary. The Primary iPrism manages your organization's Web access, while the Secondary iPrism remains in standby mode.
When the Primary becomes unavailable due to either a hardware failure or a system crash in one of the critical modules to iPrism, the Secondary iPrism immediately connects and begins working as a bridge. Paired iPrisms use the management interface to keep track of each other's current running status, so the Secondary iPrism is alerted to failure in the Primary either by communication over this interface, or when the Primary iPrism disappears from a clustering environment.
iPrism's Central Management console allows you to easily and immediately port all your configuration settings to the Secondary iPrism should you require failover. This assures that your Internet security continues unimpeded and your Internet logs, reporting and policy enforcement are seamlessly enabled.
iPrism High Availability Pairing Assures True Failover Protection