Showing posts with label A10. Show all posts
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

A10 ships 100 Gbps NFV solution for 5G secure apps

A10 Networks has the shipment of its Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW), a 100 Gbps virtual machine for 5G secure application services, to a major telco provider in the Middle East for its 5G environment.

"The transition to 5G is upon us, and now is the time for mobile service providers to begin the transition to NFVi to prepare their networks for 5G. A10 Networks’ Thunder CFW consolidates multiple network functions to provide lower latency and total cost of ownership. Mobile operators can more quickly transition to NFV and prepare for the 5G transition with Thunder CFW’s industry-leading scale and performance, and flexible form-factors," said Yasir Liaqatullah, vice president of product management, A10 Networks.

A10 Networks NFV Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN solution includes:

  • Up to 100 Gbps
  • GiLAN Consolidation – Consolidates GiFW, CGNAT, application visibility and intelligent traffic steering
  • Application Visibility & Control – DPI-based L7 application visibility for effective policy enforcement and control provides enhanced Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) support and compliance.
  • Intelligent Traffic Steering – Subscriber-aware traffic steering to enhance new business models with differentiated service offerings for new revenue streams.
  • GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Support – GTP Firewall with granular SCTP filtering defends the mobile core against GTP-based attacks initiated from RAN or GRX/IPX networks.
  • Orchestration and management – Integration with leading orchestration solutions, making A10 Networks VNF and PNF form factors highly suited for 5G environments.
  • Accelerates Adoption of SDN/NFV – Achieve on-demand capacity with versatile software options (PNFs, VNFs, containers and bare metal) across SDN/NFV environments. Supports A10 FlexPool subscription-based capacity pooling licensing model for flexible consumption.

A10 Networks selected for 5G pilot in Japan

A major Japanese mobile carrier has selected the A10 Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi firewall solution for a 5G pilot network, to complement the massive capacity demands of their existing mobile network and help lay the foundation for the mobile carrier’s 5G production network, expected to become commercially available beginning in 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Japanese carrier has previously deployed A10's solutions to deliver a variety of security and networking services, such as application delivery, IPv4 preservation/IPv6 migration technologies, DDoS protection and Threat Intelligence.

A10 said its expanded relationship with this customer includes the Thunder CFW Gi/SGi firewall 5G-GiLANTM solution to scale and secure its GiLAN, and which will serve as the backbone network for data communication services of the carrier’s 5G network.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A10 cites five major 5G Gi-LAN security design wins in 2H2018

A10 Networks announced it secured five major 5G network design wins in the second half of 2018 for its A10 Thunder Convergent Firewall Gi/SGi firewall solution, including three wins in the fourth quarter. All five operators are planning to launch their first commercial 5G services in the first quarter of 2019.

The company said it was selected by these carriers in Asia and EMEA because of the Thunder CFW’s ability to meet the massive capacity demands of 4G and 5G networks with performance and scale, comprehensive feature set, and rich automation capabilities. Capacity demands rise significantly in 5G networks due to substantial increases in concurrent sessions, extreme reliability and higher connections per second. As a result, legacy firewalls often cannot handle the traffic.

“A10 is extremely well positioned to address the security needs of mobile carriers and their 4G and 5G networks,” said A10’s CEO Lee Chen. “We secured five major 5G design wins in recent months and are working closely with numerous other leading operators around the world on their 5G security upgrades and transformation projects.”


Thursday, November 15, 2018

A10 Networks outlines 5G strategy and roadmap

A10 Networks outlined its strategy, solutions, and roadmap for the 5G era

The company, which is already a leading solutions provider to mobile carriers, currently has pilot 5G deployments with tier-1 carriers worldwide, including with a major Japanese mobile carrier and an Asian Tier 1 mobile operator. With 5G, there are critical requirements for improved security, reliability and performance, through consolidated solutions, which result in lower latency, high reliability and lower TCO.

“A10 is laser focused on 5G networks. We understand the challenges network operators are facing and have invested heavily in solving these challenges,” said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. “We have partnered with key technology providers and developed a comprehensive roadmap to address 5G challenges. Our early bets on 5G solutions are paying off as we have won multiple pilot projects and are best positioned to address market needs.”

A10 said its solutions address Gi-LAN, virtualized EPC, and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) environments. A10 solutions also provide full-spectrum security and visibility for the control and user plane operations. The strategy includes both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) or Standalone (SA):

  • 4G to 5G standard compatibility and investment protection: A10 supports existing 4G and 3G network architectures and use cases for the Gi-LAN and EPC, while meeting the more demanding requirements for 5G emerging architectures. These solutions can be deployed in today’s infrastructure, but are future proofed for successful 5G deployments. This includes functional consolidation for application visibility and control, subscriber-aware intelligent traffic steering, Gi/SGi firewall with Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT), GTP/SCTP firewall, integrated DDoS, and more.
  • Scale for increased subscriber demand: 5G demands are inherently different than 4G, with smaller packet sizes, more throughput, and higher concurrent session counts observed. A10 solutions can scale concurrent sessions to multi-billion levels and throughput to multi-terabit levels in a scale-out cluster. 5G deployments can benefit from compact and efficient options, for example 220 Gbps in 1RU PNFs, or high performance 100 Gbps VNFs.
  • Core infrastructure security: With new user plane and control plane security requirements coupled with the increased attack surface and scale brought by 5G and IoT device proliferation, more advanced, scalable and automated approaches are needed for 5G networks. To guarantee uptime, and ensure control and user plane security, components include, GTP firewall, Gi/SGi firewall, control and user plane policy enforcement, DNS protection, security proxies (SEPP), and more. Additionally, A10’s advanced 5G DDoS Protection solution includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) via Dynamic Attack Pattern Recognition (DAPR), continuous baselining, and One-DDoS for distributed intelligence, for full visibility into all packets, versus traditional sample-based only solutions.
  • SDN/NFV for agile infrastructure: A10’s solutions can be delivered in a variety of form factors to meet the demands of the emerging SDN and NFV environments, for example PNFs, VNFs, bare metal and containers. These solutions are integrated with leading SDN and NFV architectures and interoperate with multiple MANO environments for faster network rollout and optimized performance and agility. A10 also provides flexible software licensing and consumption via A10’s FlexPool subscription-based capacity pooling licensing.
  • Orchestration and analytics for lower TCO and reduced downtime: A10’s Harmony Controller provides actionable intelligence to manage subscriber services, meet Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) mandates and compliance, and deliver per subscriber analytics. Harmony Controller provides visibility, management, orchestration and automation.
  • Eco-system partners for a broader solution: A10’s products integrate with multiple 3rd party solutions and vendors. Ranging from DevOps tools, such as Ansible, to providers of 5G solutions such as Ericsson, NEC, Tech Mahindra, and Lenovo for a comprehensive eco-system.

A10 also said it will continue to provide industry-leading scale in both VNFs and PNFs, including scale-out agile deployments with containerized solutions for virtual mobile edge compute requirements. This includes physical, virtual, and containerized offerings.

https://www.a10networks.com/press-releases/a10-networks-outlines-5g-strategy-solutions-roadmap-help-mobile-carriers


Monday, October 15, 2018

A10 upgrades its multi-cloud analytics and management platform

A10 Networks released a major upgrade to its multi-cloud analytics and management platform, the A10 Harmony Controller.

The upgrade expands A10’s advanced security and connected intelligence capabilities via a new Harmony App that supports A10’s enterprise SSL inspection solution, Thunder SSLi (SSL Insight). The solution provides enterprises with full visibility into encrypted traffic.

Some key features:

  • Centralized management for multi-site deployments and simplified policy distribution to reduce TCO and improve security staff efficiency.
  • Advanced analytics with actionable insights into traffic categorization, anomalies and suspicious activities for easy troubleshooting and rapid response, ensuring ongoing operations.
  • Application detection and control for user behavior analysis, increasing employee productivity and improving operational efficiency.
  • Simplified, wizard-driven configuration for rapid deployment to minimize operational complexity.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A10 announces preliminary revenue of $60.7 million

A10 Networks announced preliminary revenue of $60.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, up 12% year-over-year. GAAP net loss was $4.5 million, or $0.06 per share, and non-GAAP net income was $1.6 million, or $0.02 per share.

“We have made steady progress across our key initiatives including strengthening our team, increasing our pace of innovation, and targeting our R&D investments in cloud, security and 5G. While our first quarter was impacted by our sales transformation, we were pleased to see improved momentum in the second quarter,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “There are a number of trends in the market that play to A10's strengths that we believe present many opportunities for growth over the long-term. We are focused as a management team and believe we are on the right path to continue to improve our execution and drive growth.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A10 Networks selected for 5G pilot in Japan

A major Japanese mobile carrier has selected the A10 Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi firewall solution for a 5G pilot network, to complement the massive capacity demands of their existing mobile network and help lay the foundation for the mobile carrier’s 5G production network, expected to become commercially available beginning in 2020. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Japanese carrier has previously deployed A10's solutions to deliver a variety of security and networking services, such as application delivery, IPv4 preservation/IPv6 migration technologies, DDoS protection and Threat Intelligence.

A10 said its expanded relationship with this customer includes the Thunder CFW Gi/SGi firewall 5G-GiLANTM solution to scale and secure its GiLAN, and which will serve as the backbone network for data communication services of the carrier’s 5G network.

Highlights of the enhanced A10 Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN solution include:

  • GiLAN Consolidation - Consolidates GiFW, CGNAT, application visibility and intelligent traffic steering to increase operational efficiency and better security on the GiLAN.
  • Application Visibility & Control - DPI-based L7 application visibility for effective policy enforcement and control provides enhanced Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) support and compliance.
  • Intelligent Traffic Steering - Subscriber-aware traffic steering to enhance new business models with differentiated service offerings for new revenue streams.
  • GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Support - GTP Firewall with granular SCTP filtering defends the mobile core against GTP-based attacks initiated from RAN or GRX/IPX networks.
  • Accelerates Adoption of SDN/NFV - Achieve on-demand capacity with versatile software options (PNFs, VNFs, Containers and Bare Metal) across SDN/NFV environments. Supports A10 FlexPool subscription-based capacity pooling licensing model for flexible consumption.
  • A10 Thunder CFW provides a consolidated and secure 5G-GiLAN solution for an effective defense against attacks by delivering comprehensive mobile core infrastructure protection. Thunder CFW also helps customers achieve superior levels of performance, scalability and visibility, along with exceptionally high firewall connection rates in a compact form factor.

"We continue to work very closely with global carriers to enable them to lead the way with their 5G rollouts. This is demonstrating our trusted partnership and continued leadership to help carriers accelerate network transformation to 5G," said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. “The A10 Thunder CFW provides service providers with a highly scalable, consolidated and secure 5G-GiLAN solution for a comprehensive network defense, with automation for improved business agility, faster network rollout and overall reduction of TCO."


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A10 offers "apps" for its multi-cloud and on-premises analytics platform

A10 Networks has enhanced its A10 Harmony Controller multi-cloud analytics and management platform with new "Harmony Apps" that support key A10 security solutions, namely, Thunder SSLi (SSL Insight), Thunder CFW (Convergent Firewall), and the Thunder CGN (Carrier-Grade Networking).

The initial set of A10 infrastructure apps available include:

  • SSLi App for encrypted traffic, user behavior, and key information insights with the Thunder SSLi solution. The SSLi App also introduces enhanced centralized management and simplified workflows for Thunder SSLi deployment and operations.
  • GiFW App for application, policy, and performance insights with Thunder CFW’s GiFW (Gi Firewall) solution.
  • CGN App for subscriber and network services visibility with Thunder CGN’s CGNAT (Carrier-Grade NAT) solution.

A10 said it will foster an ecosystem of apps for 3rd party solutions that can be used to provide intelligent automation, make deployments extremely easy and validate configurations to ensure correct operation and security. In addition, apps can provide context-specific custom dashboards.

“Today, with applications being deployed on a multitude of cloud and on-premises infrastructures, app and security teams are pressured to ensure that security and availability is not compromised,” said Kamal Anand, Vice President of Cloud, A10 Networks. “The A10 Harmony Controller 4.1 enables a single pane of glass for secure app services, helping to ease the stress and burden that are weighing on IT teams”.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A10 awarded contract by an Asian Tier-1 mobile operator for 5G project

A10 Networks disclosed that an Asian Tier-1 mobile service provider has selected its 5G-GiLAN solution for its next-gen 5G-ready network rollout. Financial terms were not disclosed.

A10 said its service provider customer is leveraging the Gi/SGi firewall and advanced network translation components to provide the scale and security needed to meet the demands of its 5G infrastructure rollout and IoT adoption.

“We are pleased to have been selected by the Tier-1 provider in a highly competitive bake-off. The fast-approaching rollout of 5G networks around the world represents a dramatic transformation in mobile services, including exciting new revenue opportunities for service providers,” said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. “However, it will also elevate the breadth and sophistication of IP-based threats facing carriers and their customers. The A10 5G-GiLAN solution plays a major role in helping service providers simplify, scale and secure their 5G deployments. We are currently working with many Tier-1 providers who are seeking next-generation security and networking solutions for 5G.”

Monday, July 2, 2018

A10 Networks completes internal investigation

A10 Networks completed its previously announced investigation into certain past accounting practices.

In a public statement, A10 Networks said the investigation uncovered errors in its financial statements relating to the recognition of revenue in a limited number of sale transactions between the company and its resellers, but that these errors do not have an impact on the aggregate amount of revenue recognized by the company. The company does, however, expect to shift the timing of recognition of revenue among certain quarterly periods.

In short, A10 said its total revenue was overstated by approximately $1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, overstated by approximately $3 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, and understated by approximately $4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The company’s Net Loss was understated by approximately $1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016, understated by approximately $2 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, and overstated by

More information is posted on the company's website.

https://investors.a10networks.com/news/default.aspx

Monday, June 11, 2018

A10 brings container-native load balancing and analytics for Kubernetes

A10 Networks is introducing an automated way to integrate enterprise-grade load-balancing with application visibility and analytics.

The new A10 Ingress Controller for Kubernetes, which integrates with A10’s container-native load balancing and application delivery solution, can automatically provision application delivery configuration and policies. It ties directly into the container lifecycle to automatically update application delivery configuration with the dynamism of a Kubernetes environment. As application services scale up and down, the A10 load balancer is dynamically updated. A10's "Lightning" containerized load balancer also scales up and down automatically with the scale of a Kubernetes cluster.

The A10 Ingress Controller can run anywhere Kubernetes is deployed, including public clouds (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine (GCP), and private clouds (running VMware and bare metal infrastructure). 

A10 said its solution provides comprehensive application analytics by collecting hundreds of application metrics, thus enabling operations teams to troubleshoot faster, manage capacity planning and also detect performance and security anomalies. The analytics data is available via dashboards on the A10 Harmony portal or via APIs.

“As application teams adopt container and microservice architectures, Kubernetes has become the de-facto standard for container orchestration,” said Kamal Anand, Vice President of Cloud, A10 Networks. “A10’s Kubernetes solution provides enterprise applications teams with container-native enterprise grade application delivery for their mission-critical applications. With bundled monitoring, traffic analytics and application security, it reduces their operational burden and allows them to focus on core application value.”

“The transition to software containers, micro-segmented application architectures, and DevOps practices is underway, making it imperative that ADCs can be easily included in these applications and orchestrated along with containers by container management software such as Kubernetes,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director and advisor of cloud and data center research practice for IHS Markit, a global business information provider. “For 2017 we estimated revenue from commercial license of container software at $350 million, with revenue over $1.2 billion forecast for 2022, signaling a strong need for application delivery ecosystems to support containers. A10’s focus on integrating its ADC software Kubernetes container management software answers an important market requirement.”

“IDC finds that enterprises are increasingly adopting cloud-native containers and microservices. A challenge for those enterprises, though, is ensuring that the right application-delivery infrastructure is deployed to facilitate the agility, elasticity, flexibility, security, and scale that production environments require. At the edge of a Kubernetes cluster, the ingress controller provides important functionality – applying rules to Layer 7 routing to allow inbound connections to reach cluster services – and its integration with enterprise-grade application-delivery infrastructure, such as A10’s containerized load balancer and controller, makes considerable sense” said Brad Casemore, Research VP, Datacenter Networks, IDC.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A10 ratchets up DDoS protection

A10 Networks is planning machine learning based software enhancements to its high-performance appliances to enable stronger defense against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks for Service Providers.

A10 Networks' One-DDoS Protection aims to automate the challenges of protected service discovery, peacetime traffic learning, detection threshold setting and fast mitigation response. The enhancements provide a reactive DDoS defense topology with flow-based detection at the edge of the network and enable-high resolution packet-based detection closer to the targeted critical services and applications. The company says this proximity allows context to be applied to thwart sophisticated network or application assaults against their critical applications and services. This is because tactics for DDoS attacks are moving beyond just using request floods designed to bombard and overwhelm infrastructure to include low-bandwidth attacks that target the network or application layer of service provider services and their subscribers.

“The DDoS landscape has changed and continues to evolve in potency and sophistication,” said Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks. “The A10 Networks One-DDoS Protection enables service providers to defend against a full range of attacks with an integrated fabric of protection to help deny attackers the ability to disrupt or penetrate networks.”

A10 One-DDoS Protection is available on A10 Thunder ADC (Application Delivery Controller), CGN (Carrier Grade Networking) and CFW (Converged Firewall) product lines with orchestrated attack scrubbing on Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System), providing a layered approach for full-spectrum volumetric, network and application DDoS protection.  A10 Networks One-DDoS Protection is available Q3, 2018.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A10 delays earnings release citing insider trading issue

A10 Networks is postponing its quarterly earnings announcement, originally scheduled for Feb. 8, 2018, due to an internal investigation concerning a violation of its insider trading policy by a mid-level employee within its finance department.

The company said its investigation did not identify matters that require material adjustments to be made, however, attention is now being focused on certain revenue recognition matters from the fourth quarter of 2015 through the fourth quarter of 2017 inclusive. Once the investigation is complete, A10 will schedule a conference call to discuss full financial results for the 2017 fourth quarter and full year.

Monday, January 22, 2018

A10 debuts hybrid DDoS protection - on-prem + cloud overflow scrubbing

A10 Networks has launched a new hybrid DDoS protection solution for enterprises that combines its  Thunder 1040 TPS appliance with cloud capabilities powered by Verisign.

By integrating the new A10 DDoS Protection Cloud, powered by Verisign, with its Thunder 1040 TPS appliance A10 said it is able to deliver full spectrum enterprise protection to detect and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

The on-prem Thunder TPS appliance employs machine learning, traffic profiling and intelligent policy escalation in order to provide frontline defenses against all manner of DDoS attacks, including network-based, application layer, slow and low attacks. If a volumetric DDoS attack is detected that exceeds the bandwidth of the organization, the appliance will alert A10 so that traffic can be diverted to the Verisign cloud-based DDoS Protection service for scrubbing before delivery. Enterprises only pay for legitimate traffic and not for the amount of traffic that attacks apply against their network.

“A10 now provides a single advanced solution for on-premise and cloud scrubbing enterprise DDoS defenses, backed by our DDoS SIRT team,” said Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks. “The surgical precision and hybrid, full spectrum approach of the A10 DDoS solution ensures enterprises are resilient to advanced DDoS attacks in the most effective and economical manner possible.”

“DDoS attacks are unpredictable and increasing in complexity. Eighty-eight percent of DDoS attacks mitigated by Verisign in Q3 2017 employed multiple attack types,” said Michael Kaczmarek, VP of Product and Marketing, Verisign Security Services. “Many enterprises need smart, scalable hybrid DDoS defenses to efficiently tailor mitigation strategies to combat the changes in the DDoS landscape like those offered by the A10 DDoS Protection Cloud and A10 Thunder TPS.”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A10 intros FlexPool software subscription model

A10 Networks introduced a software subscription model that provides enterprises and service providers a consumption billing model for its next-generation load balancers and application delivery controllers.

The A10 FlexPool aggregated capacity model allows customers to flexibly allocate and re-distribute capacity across applications, multiple clouds and data centers.

A10 said its new software subscription-based capacity consumption model represents a strategic step in its business strategy and vision because it allows customers to seamlessly use A10 services either on-premise or in the cloud. It also eliminates unnecessary overprovisioning expenses for the customer.

“Hybrid cloud is spurring greater innovation opportunities for IT to deliver business relevance and agility for network managers,” said Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks. “Our new software subscription and capacity pooling model is designed to eliminate the traditional challenges of resource planning and portability across today’s hybrid network environments, offering greater flexibility and dynamic scalability to meet enterprise IT’s cloud environment needs well into the future.”

Friday, October 27, 2017

A10 posts Q3 revenue of $61m, up 12% yoy

A10 Networks reported Q3 revenue of $61.4 million, up 12% compared with $55.1 million for the same period last year. There was a GAAP net loss of $2.7 million, or $0.04 per basic share.

“We delivered a strong third quarter and are pleased with the team’s execution. Revenue exceeded our initial and revised guidance and increased 12% year-over-year to reach $61.4 million. Our top-line performance was driven by solid demand and the team’s improved execution as we began to see the initial progress from some of the recent changes we implemented in the quarter,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks.

On the earning conference call, A10 executives disclosed that during Q3 the company secured large win with a mobile provider in the U.S., where it continued to expand its
footprint and replaced the incumbent ADC vendor with its ThunderADC and ThunderSSLi solutions. In total, this customer contributed 14 percent of Q3 revenue.

Third quarter product revenue grew 12 percent year-over-year to 39.4 million dollars, representing 64 percent of total revenue. Third quarter service revenue was 22.0 million dollars, or 36 percent of total revenue.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A10 scales up its DDoS protection

A10 Networks launched its most powerful DDoS protection to date with a solution that can manage 500,000 flows per second -- more than double the performance of the nearest competitive flow-based DDoS detection system, according to the company.


The A10 Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS) Detector is now available as a virtual machine on the A10 aGalaxy 5000 management appliance or on other TPS mitigation appliances. For the full solution, the Thunder TPS Detector can be integrated with A10’s TPS Mitigator and A10 aGalaxy TPS management.

A10 Thunder TPS solution leverages more than three dozen threat intelligence sources to block malicious traffic. It monitors performance and security baselines with 28 behavioral indicators.

According to a recent report commissioned by A10, large DDoS attacks greater than 50 Gbps have quadrupled the past two years. The number of companies experiencing between 6-25 attacks per year has increased more than four times in that same time span. However, with the complete Thunder TPS solution, A10 is improving protection for companies looking to augment mitigation capacity, SecOps-friendly automation, and reduction of false positives.

“With the new Thunder TPS options and flexibility, A10 is helping service providers, cloud providers, gaming companies and enterprises combat aggressive DDoS attacks with greater intelligence and agility,” said Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks. “We believe the intelligent automation, combined with the industry’s highest-performing combination of powerful detection, mitigation, and management, will increase SecOps efficiency and drive more effective defense for businesses.”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A10 Posts Solid Quarter, Revenue up 12%

A10 Networks reported Q1 2017 revenue of $60.3 million, up 12 percent year-over-year. GAAP net loss was $3.9 million or $0.06 per share.

“The first quarter was a solid start to the year with revenue growth driven by our security and cloud-focused solutions gaining momentum among cloud provider, service provider and web-scale customers,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “We believe the cloud presents a long-term growth opportunity for A10, and we are focused on bringing new solutions to market that give customers the visibility, agility, flexibility and security they need for their cloud deployments.”

http://www.a10networks.com

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A10 Posts Revenue of $64 Million, up 13% YoY

A10 Networks reported record revenue of $64.0 million for Q4 2016, up 13 percent year-over-year. There was a GAAP net loss of $1.8 million or $0.03 per share.

“The fourth quarter was a strong close to the year with revenue exceeding guidance and growing 13 percent year-over-year to reach $64 million. Our record performance was driven by strong demand for our security solutions and continued expansion with cloud provider, service provider and web-scale customers,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “We also continued to drive leverage through our operating structure to make significant improvements in our bottom-line results, while at the same time, investing in key areas of our business."


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ten Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017

by Dr. Chase Cunningham, ECSA, LPT 
Director of Cyber Operations, A10 Networks 

The cyber landscape changes dramatically year after year. If you blink, you may miss something; whether that’s a noteworthy hack, a new attack vector or new solutions to protect your business. Sound cyber security means trying to stay one step ahead of threat actors. Before the end of 2016 comes around, I wanted to grab my crystal ball and take my best guess at what will be the big story lines in cyber security in 2017.

1. IoT continues to pose a major threat. In late 2016, all eyes were on IoT-borne attacks. Threat actors were using Internet of Things devices to build botnets to launch massive distrubted denial of service (DDoS) attacks. In two instances, these botnets collected unsecured “smart” cameras. As IoT devices proliferate, and everything has a Web connection — refrigerators, medical devices, cameras, cars, tires, you name it — this problem will continue to grow unless proper precautions like two-factor authentication, strong password protection and others are taken.

Device manufactures must also change behavior. They must scrap default passwords and either assign unique credentials to each device or apply modern password configuration techinques for the end user during setup.

2. DDoS attacks get even bigger. We recently saw some of the largest DDoS attacks on record, in some instances topping 1 Tbps. That’s absolutely massive, and it shows no sign of slowing. Through 2015, the largest attacks on record were in the 65 Gbps range. Going into 2017, we can expect to see DDoS attacks grow in size, further fueling the need for solutions tailored to protect against and mitigate these colossal attacks.

3. Predictive analytics gains groundMath, machine learning and artificial intelligence will be baked more into security solutions. Security solutions will learn from the past, and essentially predict attack vectors and behvior based on that historical data. This means security solutions will be able to more accurately and intelligently identify and predict attacks by using event data and marrying it to real-world attacks. 

4. Attack attempts on industrial control systems. Similar to the IoT attacks, it’s only due time until we see major industrial control system (ICS) attacks. Attacks on ecommerce stores, social media platforms and others have become so commonplace that we’ve almost grown cold to them. Bad guys will move onto bigger targets: dams, water treatment facilities and other critical systems to gain recognition.

5. Upstream providers become targets. The DDoS attack launched against DNS provider Dyn, which resulted in knocking out many major sites that use Dyn for DNS services, made headlines because it highlighted what can happen when threat actors target a service provider as opposed to just the end customers. These types of attacks on upstream providers causes a ripple effect that interrupts service not only for the provider, but all of their customers and users. The attack on Dyn set a dangerous presedent and will likely be emulated several times over in the coming year.

6. Physical security grows in importance. Cyber security is just one part of the puzzle. Strong physical security is also necessary. In 2017, companies will take notice, and will implement stronger physical security measures and policies to protect against internal threats and theft and unwanted devices coming in and infecting systems.

7. Automobiles become a target. With autonomous vehicles on the way and the massive success of sophisticated electric cars like Teslas, the automobile industry will become a much more attractive target for attackers. Taking control of an automobile isn’t fantasy, and it could be a real threat next year.

8. Point solutions no longer do the job. The days of Frankensteining together a set of security solutions has to stop. Instead of buying a single solution for each issue, businesses must trust security solutions from best-of-breed vendors and partnerships that answer a number of security needs. Why have 12 solutions when you can have three? In 2017, your security footprint will get smaller, but will be much more powerful.

9. The threat of ransomware growsRansomware was one of the fastest growing online threats in 2016, and it will become more serious and more frequent in 2017. We’ve seen businesses and individuals pay thousands of dollars to free their data from the grip of threat actors. The growth of ransomware means we must be more diligent to protect against it by not clicking on anything suspicious. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

10. Security teams are 24/7. The days of security teams working 9-to-5 are long gone. Now is the dawn of the 24/7 security team. As more security solutions become services-based, consumers and businesses will demand the security teams and their vendors be available around the clock. While monitoring tools do some of the work, threats don’t stop just because it’s midnight, and security teams need to be ready to do battle all day, every day.

About the Author

Dr. Chase Cunningham (CPO USN Ret.)  is A10 Networks' Director of Cyber Operations. He is an industry authority on advanced threat intelligence and cyberattack tactics. Cunningham is a former US Navy chief cryptologic technician who supported US Special Forces and Navy Seals during three tours of Iraq. During this time, he also supported the NSA and acted as lead computer network exploitation expert for the US Joint Cryptologic Analysis Course. Prior to joining A10 Networks, Cunningham was the director of cyber threat research and innovation at Armor, a provider of cloud-based cyber defense solutions. 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A10 Debuts Application Delivery Service for Cloud

A10 Networks introduced a cloud-native software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and microservices across public, private and hybrid clouds.

The new A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) will run natively on public cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services - an A10 partner – and on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Key components include:

  • A10 Lightning Controller: a SaaS-based controller provides central management, policy configuration, and a big data repository and analytics engine
  • Lightning ADC: Lightweight and full proxy software that executes Layer 4-7 application load balancing and security policies that are managed across diverse clouds by the Lightning Controller
  • Lightning Portal: Self-service, role-based portal for managing the infrastructure and associated policies on a per-application basis
  • Lightning APIs: All capabilities are available via the RESTful interface; orchestration and configuration APIs may be used to integrate with deployment automation tools like Chef, Ansible and Jenkins

“The launch of A10 Lightning represents a strategic step in the company’s vision to help customers with their requirements of secure application services for private, public and hybrid-cloud based environments,” said Kamal Anand, general manager, cloud division, A10 Networks. “Organizations now have a simple, cloud-native and cost-effective way to add traffic management and security to their modern applications, while gaining application visibility and insights.

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