Paul Nicholson
October 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.

Recent posts by the Author

October 5, 2021

The Facebook Outage Wasn’t a DDoS attack, but it Shines the Light on Digital Resilience Planning

We were reminded that digital resilience is core to a successful online presence with yesterday’s not subtle multi-property outage at Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp and its cascading effect to other properties and plug-ins. The outage lasted around six hours on Monday, 4 October and was also reported to have affected internal systems that appeared to…

September 23, 2021

Digital Resiliency Needs Modern Application Delivery

IDC Technology Spotlight With digital transformation, many organizations had begun modernizing their application delivery solution to support effective cloud migrations and hybrid cloud initiatives. However, the pandemic has shone a light on digital resiliency, and the need for modernization to meet these requirements. Recent events have underscored both the strategic importance and the resulting value…

March 5, 2021

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

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…

February 20, 2021

Five Most Famous DDoS Attacks and Then Some

Updated: July 21, 2021 Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are now everyday occurrences. Whether you’re a small non-profit or a huge multinational conglomerate, your online services—email, websites, anything that faces the internet—can be slowed or completely stopped by a DDoS attack. Moreover, DDoS attacks are sometimes used to distract your cybersecurity operations while other…

January 20, 2021

10 Predictions for Application Delivery in 2021

We’ve become an application-centric society. We use apps to help us do our work, to communicate, to stream entertainment, to monitor our health, and to do a whole lot more. Over the years, the number of desktop and mobile apps has grown dramatically. Where we deliver them from has changed too. The cloud has played…

December 9, 2020

Multi-cloud and Cyber Security Dominate E-commerce IT

Between rising business volumes, evolving multi-cloud architectures, and intensifying threats such as DDoS attacks, it’s a busy time for e-commerce IT organizations. A recent survey by A10 Networks and Gatepoint Research examines the latest trends in e-commerce IT as leaders work to support digital business growth while addressing key challenges in cyber security and multi-cloud…

October 19, 2020

Hybrid Cloud Application Delivery in Financial Services

Changing customer needs and preferences are driving the evolution of a new financial services industry. As established incumbents compete head-to-head with digital-native competitors to deliver differentiated digital experiences, the speed, agility, and quality of service delivery has become critical for success. To support rapid innovation and digital transformation, financial services organizations are turning to public…

August 10, 2020

When the Internet of Things (IoT) is Armed as an IoT Botnet

Don’t Join the IoT Botnet Army When the Internet of Things (IoT) is weaponized to launch DDoS attacks, it’s called the DDoS of Things. The problem is that many consumer IoT devices can easily be hijacked and made part of such IoT botnets, which are then used to power bigger, smarter, and more devastating multi-vector…

July 14, 2020

What is a DDoS Attack (Distributed Denial of Service Attack)?

DDoS Attack Definition A Distributed Denial of Service attack, otherwise called a DDoS attack, is an assault on an online service that is, unfortunately, remarkably easy to mount and, if your cybersecurity team doesn’t have effective DDoS protection tools, these attacks are hard to counter. DDoS attacks are, at least in concept, simple: By sending…

July 10, 2020

What is Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)?

For companies to deliver the best possible experience to users, they need to ensure always-on connectivity and reliable performance for business applications whenever and wherever they’re accessed. Global server load balancing (GSLB) helps you meet this requirement by providing load balancing, site failover, and web traffic management across multiple data centers and/or clouds. A core…