Muse® Proxy 4.0 Is Available
EduLib has released Muse® Proxy 4.0 which is available for download, starting 19th of December 2014. This is a new major version covering features from new rewriting rule definitions, Search Widgets support, Rewrite by Host mechanism to SSL protocol related configurations, gzipped content, features which are briefly described below and in more details in Muse® Proxy Release Notes PDF Document, as well as in the documentation that is part of the installation package.
Search Widgets and Form Integration via Muse Proxy is achievable through an extended source type which is enhanced with a jump start URL parameter and at the same time this entry point can also collect POST parameters and send them to the target source in a configurable manner.
A new configuration element for proxying a resource, without processing its content is available and this is offering a fine tuning of the rewriting process.
Muse Proxy 4.0 is introducing the Rewrite by Host (Proxy by Host) functionality which eases situations where the proxy markers in the path could be colliding with the source scripts assumptions on the URL’s path.
Support for Load Balancing HTTPS traffic via SSL termination is also a new feature which can make certificate and key management easier, as well as skipping extra processing times regarding encryption.
Many other HTTPS (SSL) related items were considered. Some of them relates to defining the logic of http:// vs https:// URL protocol for the follow-up navigation links or for the Muse Proxy Application and Muse Proxy Administrator Console, while other relates to the underlying SSL enabled protocol (e.g. TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2) in order to avoid vulnerabilities. Many of these settings can be done both at the global level and at the source tier.
And still related to SSL, for hosting more organizations on the same Muse Proxy, without SSL Termination, individual Key Pairs (Private Key and Certificate) can be assigned independently for each organization associated IP if need be. Up to now a single Key Pair could have been defined.
The response to rewritten resources can be served compressed (gzipped) in Muse Proxy 4.0, that is, after un-compressing the original proxied resource content and processing the content, it is repacked and sent to the end-user browser.
For the new Muse® Proxy 4.0 version we offer a Free 30 Day Trial period to fully evaluate the new and improved Muse® Proxy. You can request a Trial License Key by simply filling in the trial form.
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