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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

September 26, 2019

Hybrid DDoS Cloud

A10 Networks has produced a series of LightTalk videos in which company solutions architects explain a technical concept such as containers, SSL inspection in Layer 2, and this topic, hybrid DDoS cloud. In this video, Solutions Architect, Ahmad Nassiri, explains what Hybrid DDoS is and the advantages of hybrid over pure cloud. These include lower latency with an on-premises device, cost control, and more rapid detection and mitigation, which is done with an on-premises mitigation device such as the A10 Thunder® Threat Protection System (TPS). 

September 25, 2019

What are containers and why do we need them?

A10 Networks has produced a series of LightTalk in which company solutions architects explain a technical concept such as containers, SYN cookies and hybrid DDoS clouds. In the first of the series, the speaker describes the evolution from monolithic applications to virtual machines to containers. Application architectures are rapidly changing in response to the growing adoption of cloud infrastructures, increased application complexity and desire to isolate applications for easier management and visibility. The benefits are clear: containers are highly portable, scalable and highly available for today’s multi-cloud environments. 

September 24, 2019

Online Gaming Needs a Zero-Trust DDoS Defense

New Rules of the Game: Only the Trusted May Enter DDoS attackers continue to innovate so leaving your digital front door open and waiting to react against a DDoS attack just doesn’t cut it anymore. Adrenaline-fueled gaming platform operators need to apply zero-trust principles. The concept of zero trust, which was developed by former Forrester Research analyst, John Kindervag in 2010, rests on the mind-set that organizations should not automatically trust anything inside or outside the network perimeter. Anything trying to connect to the network must be verified prior to being granted access. To the gaming provider, this means that Read more

September 23, 2019

Klein Independent School District Enhances Security with High-performance SSL/TLS Decryption

Sixty-three percent of K-12 educators use technology in the classroom daily with laptops and computers being the most commonly used. It should come as no surprise that schools with the heaviest focus on technology–like those that make up the Klein Independent School District (ISD) in Texas–are starting to turn an eye towards security. The school district, with a rise in encrypted traffic, was increasingly at a risk of hidden attacks. When its growing need for SSL/TLS decryption was overloading their existing security infrastructure and impacting user experience, it turned to A10 Networks for help. Klein ISD has a mantra: “Every Read more

September 18, 2019

A10 Networks Enables Application Workloads in Oracle Cloud

The application delivery controller (ADC) is in the critical path between the user and application. A purpose-built ADC provides capabilities like high availability, acceleration and security for the applications it front-ends. Applications deployed on-premises require special user and traffic management, monitoring and logging capabilities that are addressed with the purpose-built ADCs. The A10 vThunder® solution is a purpose-built ADC and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. It enables enterprises to carry their secure application delivery policies and practices to Oracle Cloud. Access to real-time visibility into the application traffic is fundamental information for businesses in the multi-cloud world. Read more

September 17, 2019

Insights Around the Journey to 5G

Security remains a top concern of mobile operators as they make the journey to 5G. At the recent, Big 5G event in Denver, Colo., A10 Networks shared its insights around how important security will become for 5G networks. For instant access to the “Big 5G Event Critical Insight eBook,” click here By 2024, 5G networks will carry 35 percent of mobile data traffic globally. 5G services require a level of performance and security that mobile network operators (MNO) have not previously had to offer. With faster speeds, lower latency and a huge increase in mobile traffic, this creates the perfect Read more

September 16, 2019

Leaseweb Sees Customer Loyalty Skyrocket with Advanced DDoS Scrubbing and Intelligent Automation

In 2018, the GitHub DDoS attack made headlines with record-breaking traffic clocking in at 1.35 terabits per second, or 129.6 million packets per second. That record was short-lived. In the first month of 2019, Imperva reported a DDoS attack of 500 million packets per second. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why global hosting company, Leaseweb, is concerned about protecting its clients from such attacks. After all, more than 17,500 organizations depend on its services for secure and reliable cloud-hosting services. In the words of Bart van der Sloot, managing director of Leaseweb Network, “performance, flexibility, security and Read more