Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Your All-in-One Load Balancer, Cache, API Gateway, and WAF for Kubernetes Requirements

Diagram NGINX Ingress Controller

Why Use NGINX Ingress Controller?

  • Production
  • Secure Containerized Apps
  • Total Traffic Management

Production‑Grade Features

NGINX Ingress Controller provides a robust feature set to secure, strengthen, and scale your containerized apps, including:

  • Advanced app‑centric configuration – Use role‑based access control (RBAC) and self‑service to set up security guardrails (not gates), so your teams can manage their apps securely and with agility. Enable multi‑tenancy, reusability, simpler configs, and more.
  • Visibility and performance monitoring – Pinpoint undesirable behaviors and performance bottlenecks to simplify troubleshooting and make fixes faster.
  • NGINX Ingress resources – A native, type‑safe, and indented configuration style to simplify capabilities like circuit breaking, sophisticated routing, header manipulation, mTLS authentication, and WAF. Plus if you’re already using NGINX, NGINX Ingress resources make it easy to adapt existing configuration from your other environments.

Get Production Ready

Use the most popular Ingress technology on the planet to deliver high‑performance, modern apps.

Secure Cloud-Native, Containerized Apps

In today’s Kubernetes‑based, modern application environments, security at the edge is not sufficient. WAFs must be deployed closer to the apps they protect to reduce potential points of failure. NGINX Ingress Controller for NGINX Plus fully integrates with NGINX App Protect in a single, easy-to-deploy configuration, reducing the cost and complexity of production‑grade applications. It’s the only Ingress controller implementation that integrates a fully supported WAF to improve efficiencies by consolidating data‑plane devices and leveraging the Kubernetes API.

Secure your Modern Apps

Get security and speed by simplifying your stack and leveraging the Kubernetes API.

Seamlessly Manage Ingress and Egress Traffic

Easily and intelligently manage your ingress and egress application traffic in one fell swoop! NGINX Ingress Controller for NGINX Plus integrates with the always‑free NGINX Service Mesh for a unified data plane with production‑grade security, functionality, and scale. Lightweight and focused on Layer 7 application traffic management within clusters, NGINX Service Mesh is non‑intrusive, allowing the rest of your tech stack to perform without complications, the way it should be.

Take Control of Kubernetes

Gain confidence with visibility into how Kubernetes distributes traffic within your containerized apps.

Technical Specifications – Deploys on Any Kubernetes Platform, Including:

  • Red Hat OpenShift
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

  • IBM Private Cloud
  • Diamanti

For more technical specifications and lists of features and modules see the full technical specifications