A10 Networks Wins "Best of Show" at Interop Tokyo 2006
SAN JOSE, CA, June 8, 2006 - A10 Networks™, a pioneer in delivering a new class of identity-aware network solutions, today announced that its IDsentrie appliance earned the prestigious "Best of Show" award at Interop Tokyo 2006 for the Network Management product category. Interop Tokyo is one of the largest technology events in the Asia-Pacific region, drawing an estimated 160,000 attendees this year.
Winners of the Best of Show awards were chosen from among 350 exhibitors of networking products and services at the show, by an independent panel of IT experts and by the votes of show attendees. According to the Interop Tokyo judges, A10's IDsentrie appliance earned the top spot because of its standout features, ease of deployment, and new and practical approach to solving businesses' identity and access management (IAM) problems. For instance, judges highlighted IDsentrie's non-intrusive, drop-in virtual directory management features and affordable price compared to existing software-based IAM products, which can require long deployments and expensive customization. Judges also praised IDsentrie's Instant IP-to-ID™ Resolution technology, and its User Self Help password synchronization features.
"For a pioneer like A10 and a new category of appliance such as the IDsentrie, this award is an incredible honor. We are delighted the Interop Tokyo judges and attendees clearly saw the value and potential of our IDsentrie platform to solve difficult IT problems for businesses," said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. "This award is also another indication that our IP-to-ID resolution technology is gaining understanding and interest from IT experts and customers around the world."
"We are extremely excited and honored for receiving this prestigious award, only two months after our official product announcement in the Japanese market. With the upcoming government regulatory requirements, such as J-SOX, we truly believe there is a very high demand in the Japanese market for the practical approach of IDsentrie to solve IAM problems Japanese businesses are facing today" said Kazutaka Kiuchi, CEO of Bussan Networks, an exclusive partner of A10 Networks in the Japanese market.
A10 Networks - Resolving IP to ID Instantly, Simplifying IAM
Today, troubleshooting and forensic procedures often require manual review of machine addresses, such as MAC and TCP/IP addresses, for resolution to user identity. This can require many steps and involve multiple network services and IT personnel. For instance, in large networks with separate DHCP, DNS, and directory data stores spread out over large distances, resolving user identity from machine addresses can take hours. A10's IP-to-ID Services, an integral part of the IDsentrie platform, are designed to provide fast and automated identity resolution for virtually any application that requires linking user identity to IP or MAC addresses.
IDsentrie also features several other useful identity and access management components and networking features such as powerful authentication, centralized data store management, event log management, and automated reporting to simplify user account management, reduce IT complexity, improve network security, and increase visibility throughout the network. All of these rich features are tightly integrated in an affordable, drop-in appliance that can be deployed with minimal disruption to the existing network, and deliver fast ROI.
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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