Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A10 Adds Application Networking Appliances for Policy Enforcement

A10 Networks introduced a new line of high-speed, high-capacity application networking appliances that leverage specialized hardware to perform security and policy enforcement at ultra high speeds, including protection against large-scale DDoS attacks, without impacting system performance.

The new Thunder SPE appliances leverage A10's new Security and Policy Engine (SPE) to implement security and policy enforcement functions at up to 155 Gbps.  The company claims up to a 40 percent processing performance boost relative to current systems. All models are dual power supply-capable, feature solid-state drives (SSDs) and can be configured with 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps port options. Thunder SPE appliances start at $164,000.

A10 said the new appliances are particularly adept at dealing with volumetric DDoS attacks. Recently, the frequency and volume of DDoS attacks has risen dramatically, resulting in costly network and service outages.

"Threat detection and mitigation are rapidly becoming a performance game, where the sophistication and volume of attacks are specifically designed to overwhelm lesser performing network devices, thus rendering a provider's network infrastructure and applications vulnerable to downtime and further threats," said Jason Matlof, A10 Networks vice president of marketing. "With leading high-performance hardware systems, A10 is able to offer protection against aggressive attacks to customers in the most challenging threat environments."

A10 also announced integrated DDoS protection capabilities for its Thunder CGN product line.

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