The EX Series can quickly eliminate bandwidth chokepoints to allow corporations to scale their applications, WAN and Internet traffic connections cost effectively and efficiently.
Comprehensive Protocol Support
Maximize bandwidth with support for over 100 business applications to ensure that the most critical network traffic receives the highest priority across WAN links. The EX provides automatic application protocol classification, comprehensive policies and traffic controls such as rate shaping, rate limiting, selective dropping and priority marking.
Application Protocol Classification
Application protocol classification techniques extend above simple Layer 3 and 4 (IP and port) combinations. Using A10's deep packet inspection techniques enables the EX to identify application protocols for positive application identification. These techniques enable the EX to identify application protocols that use port hopping, port tunneling, and encryption.
Innovative User-Based QoS Policies
Allocate bandwidth and network application access transparently to users based solely on their user IDs. Practically any corporate data store such as Active Directory, SQL database and LDAP is available when connecting to an A10 ID Series appliance. Traditional QoS policies based on Layer 3-7 traffic classification can also be used to control bandwidth consumption.
Bandwidth Utilization Reports
Bandwidth utilization reports quickly identify top protocols, and users consuming too much bandwidth. Graphical real-time and historical reports with drill-down capabilities are available from the Web user interface. PDF or XML formatted reports may be exported manually or emailed periodically on a configurable schedule.