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Stingray Traffic Manager Version 8.0 released

Posted by bobegilbert on October 26, 2011

Today's blog article was reposted from the Stingray Technical Blog, where you can find all of the old Zeus blog Stingrayposts, and which will continue to report on new updates to Riverbed's Stingray products.  Old Zeus Community content can be found at the Riverbed community site

Today's blog article was written by Mark Gyles.

Stingray Traffic Manager was released on October 24, 2011 via customers’ download pages and is available for evaluation.

Stingray Traffic Manager 8.0 is a major revision of the Stingray product family, containing a number of performance and functionality enhancements and bug fixes. 

Customers are recommended to upgrade to this version to take advantage of the changes. For more details of the changes, take a look at the Release Notes.

Major Features in 8.0

  • Branding Refresh

In July 2011, Zeus Technology was acquired by Riverbed Technology. This release features branding changes and a UI and documentation refresh that brings the product family into line with other Riverbed offerings.

Primary changes to note include:

  • Change of product name from Zeus Traffic Manager to Stingray Traffic Manager.  Similarly the Application Firewall Module is now the Stingray Application Firewall.
  • Administration server (Web User Interface) design refresh.
  • Updated EULA and copyright information.
  • Application Firewall Integration

Version 4.1 of the Stingray Application Firewall (formerly Zeus Application Firewall Module, or "AFM") is now available for use with the traffic manager software.   The Application Firewall is now built into the Traffic Manager distribution and, if licensed, can be installed and enabled without uploading a separate package.

IMPORTANT: Existing users of the Zeus Application Firewall Module will require an updated traffic manager license to use the Application Firewall with version 8.0 onwards.  Please contact your support provider to obtain a new license.  This must be done before upgrading, as the Stingray Application Firewall will not function without a new licence key. When upgrading from a previous version of the traffic manager with the Application Firewall installed it is recommended that the updated license be installed before the upgrade is attempted.

Access to the Application Firewall administration interface is no longer separate from the Traffic Manager administration interface. Traffic manager users can now access the Application Firewall administration interface by clicking on the "Application Firewall" link on the toolbar.
Customers who use a variety of groups for their ZTM and AFM admin users should read the section on User Management on p. 93 of the Stingray User Manual before upgrading, to understand how Single Sign On will affect them.

Other changes in 8.0

For the full list of changes in 8.0, please refer to the Release Notes.

Contacting support

Please continue to use the address to contact support until 1st November 2011. Thereafter, please use


Customers with valid maintenance and support contracts will be able to download this release from their customer page. See the relevant instructions for upgrading your Zeus software or appliance.


The documentation for Stingray Traffic Manager 8.0 may be found here.

2 Responses to “Stingray Traffic Manager Version 8.0 released”

  1. Ken said

    None of the old links from the internet work if you search from Google. Your new community page is pissing me off. Put the old Zeus community page back and just change the logo to Riverbed. I have a business to run and you went and removed my ability to effectivly find answers to issues!

  2. Mark Gyles said

    Hi Ken,
    I am sorry to hear that the Riverbed Community is not meeting your needs, your comments have been taken on board.
    With the acquisition of Zeus earlier this year by Riverbed, it was decided to bring the communities together to give all members whether from the Zeus platform or Riverbed platform, the opportunity to engage with experts and peers who have interests across the range of products on offer.
    Please contact me,, to discuss how the community can continue to be a great resource in providing you with answers to specific issues.

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