This functionality can replace a load balancer appliance between the PingAccess engine nodes and the target servers, allowing for a simpler network architecture.

The load balancing strategies currently available are Header-Based and Round Robin.

The Header-Based strategy requires the request to include a header that defines the target to select from the Site configuration. This strategy lets you fall back if the requested target is unavailable or if the header is missing from the request.

The Round Robin strategy has a sticky session option that permits a browser session to be pinned to a persistent backend target. This strategy works in conjunction with the availability profile to select a target based on its availability. The load balancer will not select a target that is in a failed state.