A10’s New Advanced SSL Encryption Processing Takes Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo

A10 Networks’ just-announced third-generation SSL/TLS solutions took home a Grand Prize award at Interop Tokyo for its performance and its support for advanced encryption technologies Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) and Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS).

The Interop Tokyo judges awarded the A10 Thunder 4440 the Best of Show Grand Prize in the Performance Optimization category.

A10 on Monday unveiled new A10 Thunder models that deliver up to twice the performance of comparable products from competitors for advanced encryption, dramatically reducing the cost per connection. These third-generation SSL/TLS models out-perform competitors in connections per second (CPS), bulk throughput, and other key areas. They also support modern ciphers and technologies, including ECC and PFS, which are used by 85 percent of encrypted traffic.

According to the judges, the Thunder 4440S ADC improves performance and meets the increasing demands of PFS. The judges added that the new Thunder 4440S ADC performs 10 times faster than previous versions and 1.5 times faster than competitors’ products in the same price range.

In our own tests, the Thunder 4440S ADC delivered SSL connections per second (CPS) at a rate that’s up to 100 percent faster than comparable solutions from F5 for the majority of the object sizes common on the Internet.

In a live demonstration that ran for more than nine continuous hours, the Thunder 4440S ADC showed unwavering stability with no recorded failures – unsuccessful connections were zero. In the demo, A10 showed it is the only vendor that can offer high-performance SSL acceleration using PFS, which requires three times the computing resources than RSA. A10 was able to demonstrate 42,000 SSL connections per second using the cipher TLS1_ECDHE_ECDSA_AES_128_SHA256.

A10 Thunder 14045 Earns Second Prize in Carrier/ISP Networking​

A10 Thunder CGN (Carrier Grade Networking) gateways help service providers preserving IPv4 addresses and provide seamless migration to IPv6. It comes standard with integrated DDoS protection and delivers industry-leading performance and session scalability to deliver up to 60 percent savings in just four years.

According to the Interop Tokyo judges, the live demo of the Thunder 14045 CGN showed impressive performance scalability of 307 Gbps, which is better than the listed 300 Gbps.

Additionally, the judges said the Thunder 14045 CGN IPv4 preservation and IPv6 migration capabilities make it timely for service providers and mobile carriers looking to deliver IPv6 services to subscribers. The Thunder 14045 CGN also reduces CapEx by combining support for IPv6 full cone session control provides tight security and CGNAT in a single box, the judges said.

See More at Interop Tokyo

Along with these two award-winning solutions, A10 will be demoing more solutions throughout Interop Tokyo, which runs through Friday, June 9. At our booth, we’ll showcase A10 Harmony Controller bridging cloud and on-premise environments using AWS with A10 vThunder and A10 Lightning Application Delivery Controller on Microsoft Azure; A10 Thunder TPS flow detection and mitigation; A10 Thunder CGN to scale out technology from two nodes to three nodes using vThunder; and an A10 Thunder SSLi with Cylance security demo.

A10 is also participating in ShowNet and providing solutions to power the event’s backbone network throughout Interop Tokyo. ShowNet is running:

Come out and see us at Interop Tokyo and see our application delivery, networking,  and security solutions in action.


June 7, 2017

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