Software Defined Networking with NGINX

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NGINX Plus is a software load balancer, web server, and content cache built on top of open source NGINX. NGINX Plus has exclusive production‑ready features on top of what’s available in the open source offering, including session persistence, configuration via API, and active health checks. Use NGINX Plus instead of your hardware load balancer and get the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.


Load Balancer

Extend traditional load balancing with software:

  • HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing
  • Layer 7 request routing using URI, cookie, args, and more
  • Session persistence based on cookies
  • Active health checks on status code and response body
  • Service discovery using DNS

Content Cache

Use the same cache that powers the world’s largest CDNs:

  • Cache static and dynamic content
  • Improve dynamic content performance with microcaching
  • Serve “stale” content while revalidating in the background to improve performance
  • Override or set Cache‑Control headers
  • Manage the cache easily with the cache‑purging.


Static Content

Deliver static assets with unparalleled speed and efficiency:

  • Handle hundreds of thousands of clients simultaneously
  • Use up to 90% less memory than other web servers
  • Reverse proxy multiple protocols: HTTP, gRPC, Memcached, PHP‑FPM, SCGI, uwsgi
  • Stream HTTP video: FLV, HDS, HLS, MP4
  • HTTP/2 gateway with HTTP/2 Server Push support

Security Controls

Protect your applications:

  • Request/connection limiting
  • Dual stack RSA/ECC SSL offloading
  • IP access control list (ACL)
  • JWT authentication for APIs and OpenID Connect single sign‑on (SSO)
  • NGINX WAF dynamic module

Dynamic Modules

Dynamically plug in additional features:

  • nginScript module for JavaScript configuration
  • GeoIP modules to locate users by IP address (requires MaxMind GeoIP database)
  • Build tool for compiling your own custom modules
  • Single sign‑on modules: ForgeRock, IDF Connect, and Ping Identity
  • Dynamic modules repository


Diagnose and debug complex application architectures:

  • Monitor NGINX metrics and validate configuration with NGINX Amplify
  • Plug-ins for AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace, and New Relic
  • Extended status with more than 90 unique metrics
  • Built‑in, real‑time graphical dashboard
  • JSON and HTML output for integration with custom monitoring tools