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December 2, 2019

5G – The Transformation Generation

5G is currently driving transformation on a global scale whether it is for an imminent 5G rollout or laying the foundations as part of a longer-term plan. For Qatar, 5G is a key driver propelling their National Vision 2030 which is made up of four pillars – economic, social, human and environmental. The A10 Networks team had a fantastic time at the World 5G Show, which was a part of Qatar Innovation Week. Throughout the course of the day, our team engaged with customers from a wide range of verticals including education, finance, government, leading telcos and enterprises. From the Read more


November 21, 2019

Evolving Application Delivery for a Hybrid, Multi-cloud, Containerized World

Hybrid, multi-cloud, and container environments can help organizations increase business agility and compete more effectively—but they also call for new approaches to application delivery infrastructure. To ensure optimal performance, IT needs tools and methods designed to support the full diversity of today’s enterprise requirements: both traditional and modern applications, deployed both on-premises and in the cloud. A recent Business Impact Brief by 451 Research examines the trends reshaping application delivery today. The report shows a rapid shift in the locations where applications and workloads will be deployed over the coming two years: Traditional on-premises deployment will decline from 39 percent Read more

November 14, 2019

Looking Back at Microsoft Ignite: Managing Multi-cloud Environments

A10 Networks exhibited at Microsoft Ignite the week of November 4 where Microsoft made a series of new announcements. Of significant interest was the announcement for Azure Arc, which will enable multi-cloud solution management. This is consistent with our own strategy for helping our customers manage their multi-cloud environments. We are building solutions that enable application acceleration, consistent application delivery and security, and deep visibility across multi-cloud infrastructures. At the show, we demonstrated a classic use-case of multi-cloud — cloud-bursting. Customers often use cloud-bursting to elastically scale capacity from an on-premises location to public cloud. The surge in traffic for Read more


November 14, 2019

A Strong Security Posture is Critical for IoT

A recent article in TechRepublic mentioned that Kaspersky saw a 9x increase in attacks – 105 million attacks from 276,000 unique IP addresses – on IoT devices in the first half of 2019 compared to the first half of 2018. This totaled 12 million attacks. These attacks on IoT devices are clearly outpacing the dramatic growth of IoT devices themselves. Once an IoT device is breached, it is usually conscripted as a botnet to upload malware to the device, which in turn, can be used to launch a DDoS or other type of attack. We have seen multiple such malware Read more

November 11, 2019

AWS Route 53 DDoS Attack Shows You’re Responsible for Availability

The recent AWS Route 53 DNS attack should make you consider who is responsible for availability when we outsource key services. The attack highlights how dependent businesses have become on our wide swath of communication service providers (CSPs) and how this reliance impacts our business availability. As with Route 53, hosting domain name system (DNS) services have been one of the fastest-growing areas of outsourcing. In a 2018 Harvard Library study, the authors pointed to the industry-wide risk associated with having 66 percent of domains entirely managed by a small number of external service companies. We’re investigating reports of intermittent Read more

November 4, 2019

Selecting the Best ADC Scale-out Solution for Your Environment

Nowadays, with the massive amount of connected devices and dynamic business models, it is essential to have an elastic application delivery system that could easily increase or decrease capacities as needed, either in a cloud environment or on-premises datacenter. For example, a flash sale might draw an exponential increase traffic to a website for only a given short period of time. Or a favorable mention in social media might make a certain website go viral, resulting in a huge traffic jump. These scenarios can provide to be a challenge in a fairly static infrastructure. Scale out vs Scale up There Read more


October 17, 2019

The Evolution of IoT with 5G: Future-proofing Current IoT Investment

In my last few talks on 5G, I frequently got asked that given there are close to a billion cellular IoT devices deployed today and with introduction of 5G, will it replace all the existing IoT technologies and would current investment in IoT become obsolete? The simple answer is no, but to understand this better, let’s dive a little deeper into existing IoT technologies. Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially with some forecasts estimating total number of IoT devices by 2025 to be north of 25 billion devices. For a layman, IoT devices are small, low-powered devices that generate Read more

October 3, 2019

DDoS Attacks on Carrier-grade NAT Infrastructure

A10 Networks has produced a series of LightTalk videos in which company solutions architects explain a technical concept such as the evolution to containers, SYN cookies or, in this case, how DDoS attacks affect carrier-grade NAT infrastructure. In this video, our solutions architect describes what happens when an attack is initiated using a single IP address. Up to 256 users could be affected by such an attack and while a DDoS detection solution may be able to mitigate the attack, the carrier-grade NAT infrastructure may not be aware, and service then goes down for those subscribers. Turner goes on to Read more

October 2, 2019

What are SYN Cookies and How are they Used?

A10 Networks has produced a series of LightTalk videos in which company solutions architects explain a technical concept such as containers, SYN cookies and hybrid DDoS clouds. In this video, Solutions Architect, Syed Danial Zaidi, describes what SYN cookies are and how they help DDoS defense solutions and load balancers protect against SYN flood attacks. A SYN cookie is one method of TCP authentication. Zaidi explains the process by which they help protect against attacks. 


October 1, 2019

A10 Networks and Aarna demonstrated interoperability at the 4th ETSI Plugtests

A key benefit of the 4th European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Plugtests held in June 2019 is that different vendors get a chance to test the interoperability of their respective products. We successfully tested A10 Networks’ vThunder® virtual network function (VNF) with our Aarna Networks ONAP Distribution (ANOD) 2.0. A10 Networks participated in the VNF category and ANOD in the MANO category. The A10 Networks Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) incorporates multiple security functions for enterprise and service provider deployments, including a highly scalable and high-performance firewall, IPsec VPN, secure web gateway, carrier-grade NAT with integrated DDoS protection and traffic steering Read more


September 30, 2019

See A10 Networks’ Automated Security Defense Solutions

GITEX 2019 — Booth #SR-J10 Join A10 Networks at 39th GITEX Technology Week 2019 – the biggest technology show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Make sure to visit our booth to learn about our leading solutions including service provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) with Zero-day Automated Protection, carrier-grade networking and IPV6 migration and application visibility and analytics. During the event, executives from A10 Networks will run a series of presentations delivered at the booth daily about important technology issues including decryption, multi-cloud, 5G and DDoS. Read more