A10 Networks Joins Microsoft's Network Access Protection Program to Accelerate Adoption of Secure, Identity-Aware Network Solutions
SAN JOSE, CA, April 25, 2006 - A10 Networks™, a pioneer in delivering a new class of identity-aware network solutions, today announced it has joined the Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) program. By supporting Microsoft's NAP technology, A10 is demonstrating its commitment to open standards, interoperability and helping businesses of all sizes simplify and optimize identity management within their networks.
Microsoft's NAP technology is a comprehensive platform infrastructure that allows system administrators to monitor and control access to corporate networks as well as update non-compliant devices. Through broad partnerships with industry leaders in many product categories, NAP will deliver comprehensive, end-to-end solutions that protect corporate assets, control the spread of viruses and ensure policy compliance.
IDsentrie Integration with Microsoft's NAP Program
A10's IDsentrie appliance, in cooperation with Microsoft's NAP Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), can be part of an enabling infrastructure for the enforcement of non-compliant devices for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and others such as 802.1x and Virtual Private Networking (VPN). IDsentrie also automates management of user authentication databases and quickly correlates identity information with Internet Protocol (IP) address information. This feature reduces management complexity and security risk by instantly connecting security alerts to the identity of the individual generating the traffic, tasks that today are managed manually by most medium-small companies, and consume substantial chunks of IT staff time.
"By combining IDsentrie with other industry-standard NAP products, enterprises will have access to the building blocks to make their networks more secure, easier to manage, and truly ‘identity-aware.' We share the important goals of Microsoft's NAP program, and we are pleased to support the program," said Phil Kwan, director of Product Marketing for A10 Networks.
A10 Networks Makes Identity Management Simple and Affordable
A10's products are designed to deliver fast return on investment and immediate benefits to businesses by helping them solve their most complex identity management, monitoring and end user access issues.
A10's first product, the IDsentrie, solves complex authentication, access control and account provisioning issues with a unified approach that features a powerful, standards-based RADIUS server, a Unified Identity Manager (UIM) interface for centralized data store management, an Identity Event Manager for activity-to-identity correlation, Password Synchronization, User Self-Help Services and Advanced Reporting; and a host of other features designed to simplify and optimize management of identity and access in corporate networks.
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in 2004 with a mission to create a new class of affordable, identity-aware network solutions, including the industry's first "Smart" identity management system. A10's solutions help businesses and government increase efficiency and agility, address regulatory compliance and security risks while reducing the complexity and costs of managing global networks. A10's products unify critical identity and access management functions with networking and security to offer network administrators centralized management and unparalleled visibility into network activity. A10 is a well-financed, privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices in Beijing. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.
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