Server or Client Software
The WSA uses the SSL client authentication found in
virtually all browsers.
The WSA is a network device and does not affect the
server software. As a matter of fact, the servers are not aware
that the WSA is installed. The WSA operates on HTTP/HTTPS messages
and is agnostic as to the software that generates or comsumes the
packets. The WSA does not require "agents" or other code
to be integrated on the servers.
The cost of installing,
configuring, and maintaining client software dominates the cost
of ownership for most systems. The WSA removes this cost.
on the client or the server greatly complicates the maintenance
and upgrade of the client and server software environments.
The client and server software are oblivious to the WSA.
The WSA's operation
is independent of the servers. The WSA supports any server as
well as mixed server environments.
on the servers can result in a "ball-and-chain", which
prevents you from upgrading or swapping out server hardware
or software. By performing as a network device, the WSA is insensitive
to your choices of server hardware, operating systems, and applications.
You are free to run your web site as your business demands.