We have pioneered a new generation of application networking technologies. Our solutions enable enterprises, service providers, Web giants and government organizations to accelerate, secure and optimize the performance of their data center applications and networks. Our Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®) platform is designed to deliver substantially greater performance and security relative to prior generation application networking products. Our software-based ACOS architecture provides the flexibility that enables us to expand our business with additional products to solve a growing array of networking and security challenges across cloud computing and mobility. A10 Networks has a portfolio of application-layer networking products that assure user-to-application connectivity is available, accelerated and secure.
Application Availability – ensuring that application servers and networks are reliably accessible regardless of user, device type, location or connectivity; shielding network resources from volumetric resource attacks intended to deny service; and bridging the accessibility gap so that legacy services using IPv4 address space can be accessible to devices using the new IPv6 standard, and vice versa.
Application Acceleration – improving website and application performance with extremely high-performance application-aware load balancing, including server offload functions like content caching, connection multiplexing, compression, and SSL (encryption) offload, delivered at massive scale up to 1 Tbps with our aVCS™ virtual chassis system.
Application Security – delivering a range of security features that decrypt, authenticate and inspect application flows, and then detect and mitigate the growing array of sophisticated cyber security attacks that threaten availability of the largest websites and networks around the world.
At the center of the A10 product offering is our Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®), which serves as the high-performance, application-aware networking platform for all of our Application Services Gateway (ASG) products. Initial success and growth was built upon the AX Series product line that accelerates and secures data center applications. In 2013, the company launched the premium performance A10 Thunder™ Series product family, which further leverages the ACOS platform with three new product lines to address a range of customer needs:
- Thunder ADC: Application Delivery Controller product line that accelerates and secures data center applications and networks
- Thunder CGN: Carrier Grade NAT product line that provides large-scale address and protocol translation services for carrier networks
- Thunder TPS: Threat Protection System product line that provides detection and mitigation against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attacks.
- Thunder SSLi: SSL Insight provides visibility into encrypted traffic to eliminate the SSL blind spot in corporate defenses and enables security devices to inspect encrypted traffic.
- Thunder CFW: Convergent Firewall combines a Secure Web Gateway, Data Center Firewall, Gi/SGi Firewall and Site-to-site IPsec VPN together to streamline networks by consolidating security and application networking into a single high-performance solution.
Announced soon after the company’s incorporation, A10 Networks’ series of AX appliances soon became the benchmark of application delivery, load-balancing and carrier-grade networking solutions. Retired, the AX Series featured two core products: A10 AX ADC and A10 AX CGN.
Each AX Series appliance came in a variety of form factors and was powered by the ACOS platform, which delivered a unique combination of shared memory accuracy, efficiency, 64-bit scalability and advanced flow-processing.