DDoS attacks continue to grow in intensity, breadth and complexity as new threat vectors expand the options available to malicious attackers. Established solutions, which rely on ineffective, signature-based intrusion prevention or traffic rate-limiting, are no longer adequate. Moreover, the completely independent trend of enterprise workloads migrating to the cloud is also on the rise, exposing businesses to a wider attack surface. These two trends have amplified the need for advanced DDoS protection solutions to protect cloud workloads.
Cloud providers currently offer DDoS mitigation services directly to their tenants. However, while many tenants benefit from such services, others find they require additional DDoS protection options, particularly when they are targeted directly by complex attacks.
The reason for this is three-fold:
As a result, various businesses (e.g., gaming, finance etc.) need additional customized DDoS mitigation solutions that provide more comprehensive and efficient coverage.
Microsoft Azure is closing this gap by providing customers with the option of adding inline DDoS protection through network virtual appliances (NVAs) available in the Azure marketplace. This is made possible by using Azure’s Gateway Load Balancer (LB) feature. The Gateway LB ensures that relevant NVAs are injected into the ingress path of the internet traffic as it heads towards Azure-hosted applications and services.
A10 Networks has collaborated with Microsoft Azure to ensure that its Thunder TPS VA in the Azure marketplace, a DDoS mitigation solution, supports Azure’s new gateway LB so that Azure customers can take advantage of A10’s advanced DDoS protection offerings, complementing Azure DDoS Protection Standard.
A10’s Thunder TPS scales to defend against the DDoS of Things and traditional zombie botnets. This Azure marketplace solution is focused on high-resolution, packet-based DDoS detection via inline deployment in front of your protected Azure Virtual Networks. This deployment also achieves the fastest time-to-mitigation against Layer 3 to 7 attacks with minimal latency.
Using A10’s Thunder TPS VA in your production network provides unique advantages, including:
Combined with Azure DDoS Protection Standard, A10’s Thunder TPS VA provides comprehensive L3-L7 protection against all DDoS attacks.
“With A10 Networks’ Thunder TPS VA, and its integration with the Azure Gateway LB, even short-burst L3-7 DDoS attacks can be mitigated instantaneously, without impacting the availability or performance of applications, complementing Azure DDoS Protection Standard. Moreover, latency sensitive customers (e.g., gaming, finance etc.) can protect their networks and users against complex attacks and disruptions using A10’s unique and purpose-built DDoS mitigation features like packet watermarking and Zero-day Automated Protection (ZAP).”
Anupam Vij, Principal PM Manager
Microsoft Azure Networking
Capabilities of the A10 Thunder TPS include:
We understand that DDoS attacks can be challenging to mitigate. The A10 support team provides 24x7x365 services, which includes the A10 DDoS Security Incident Response Team (DSIRT), to help you understand and mitigate the most advanced DDoS attacks.
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