A10 a Strong Performer in DDoS Mitigation Solutions Report, Q1 2021

Forrester Report

Evaluation from Q1 2021 by Independent Research Firm Identifies 11 Vendor DDoS Mitigation Solutions

Forrester issued its report on DDoS mitigation solutions and A10 Networks was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate. We were recognized as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021 based on current offering and strategy, among the 10 other vendors included in the report.

Enterprises and service providers continue to face daunting security challenges that have only increased during the global pandemic. With the increasing level of sophisticated cyber-attacks, the rollout of 5G networks, and massive adoption of IoT, fortifying the security posture has never been more critical to avoid loss of customers and revenue. A10 provides a portfolio of cybersecurity solutions to address the rising threats enterprises and service providers are facing.

We are in a unique position to help large enterprises and service providers build out DDoS protection scrubbing services.

The Forrester Wave specifically cited A10’s capabilities for DDoS scrubbing services:


“Large enterprises with heavy data center investments, gaming companies, CSPs, ISPs, and hosting providers should look to A10’s Thunder® TPS to build out DDoS scrubbing services for their customers.”


The report went on to note, “A10 is deft at the technical aspects of threat detection and mitigation, with its AI/ML Zero-day Attack Protection (ZAP), adaptive baselining, and threat intelligence feeds. Customer references cite the performance and cost ratio of A10’s DDoS protection appliances. A10’s solution excels at protecting DNS and defending against the bursty attacks that are increasingly common today.”

We received the highest scores possible in 10 criteria, including response automation, threat detection, DNS, on-premises component, burst attacks, performance, planned enhancements, and more.

The massive growth of DDoS attacks in the last year alone illustrates how digital services are critically vulnerable. As noted in A10’s most recent State of DDoS Weapons report, the company tracked 12.5 million DDoS weapons in just the last half of 2020, with an approximately 12 percent increase in each reporting period (2018-2020).

Recent A10 customer wins point to the global nature and breadth of DDoS threats and the need for DDoS mitigation solutions. A European telecom provider is building a DDoS cloud scrubbing center, with A10’s DDoS protection solution, to offer mitigation services for its enterprise customers, while a Southeast Asian government agency is building out DDoS protection scrubbing services to protect its infrastructure. Customers can take advantage of the flexibility, scalability and innovation of A10 Networks’ DDoS protection solution.

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Paul Nicholson
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March 5, 2021

About Paul Nicholson

Paul Nicholson brings 24 years of experience working with Internet and security companies in the U.S. and U.K. In his current position, Nicholson is responsible for global product marketing and strategy at San Jose, Calif.-based application networking and security leader A10 Networks. Prior to A10 Networks, Nicholson held various technical and management positions at Intel, Pandesic (the Internet company from Intel and SAP), Secure Computing, and various security start-ups. READ MORE