What is BIG-IP GTM?

BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) is a system that monitors the availability and performance of global resources and uses that information to manage network traffic patterns. BIG-IP GTM uses load balancing algorithms, topology-based routing, and iRules to control and distribute traffic according to specific policies.

BIG-IP GTM is a global server load balancing solution that directs traffic to the most optimal resources based on various factors such as availability, performance, and proximity. BIG-IP GTM delivers high-performance DNS Services with visibility, reporting, and analysis; hyper-scales and secures DNS responses geographically to survive DDoS attacks; delivers a complete, real-time DNSSEC solution and ensures global application high availability in all hybrid environments.

Why Monitor BIG-IP GTM?

Securing DNS infrastructures from malicious attacks such as denial-of-service (DDoS) , and protecting DNS query responses from cache poisoning, helps keep your business online and viable. BIG-IP GTM helps to protect your business from site outages and improves DNS and application performance. Because of this, it is preferred for mission-critical IT infrastructures to improve global application performance by directing traffic based on business needs and protecting your DNS infrastructure from attacks and malicious domains. In such environments, even a slight slippage in the performance of the GTM can adversely impact global application delivery, thereby resulting in poor user experience and considerable revenue loss. In order to prevent such adversities, it is imperative that BIG-IP GTM are continuously monitored. This where eG Enterprise helps administrators!