A10 Networks Helps Smart City Deliver Robust Network Services for National Convention Centers

A10's IDsentrie Network Identity Management Appliance Delivers Authentication Services for CES 2008

SAN JOSE, CA. - Jan. 31, 2008 -- A10 Networks® today announced that Smart City, the nation's largest provider of event technology in the convention industry, leverages A10's IDsentrie network identity management appliance to provide authentication services for large tradeshows across the US, including the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 event in Las Vegas that included over 2700 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors. Smart City recently replaced its aging RADIUS authentication server with A10's IDsentrie based on its need to support increasing year over year growth at the convention centers, while ensuring scalability for predicted future growth trends.

With IDsentrie, all network authentications for the events are processed from over 3,000 wired and wireless networking devices that Smart City manages, providing the lynchpin for Smart City's service. During the CES 2008 show in Las Vegas, authentications spiked to ten times the normal volume due to the high number of attendees. A total in excess of 34,000 unique events were processed during the three day event period. After CES 2008, IDsentrie's reporting functionality showed immediate insight into the event's network volume increases, which helps Smart City forecast the network requirements for future events.

"With the combination of superior authentication performance, a highly redundant architecture, and 24X7 support, A10's IDsentrie serviced all the event's authentication requests without a single issue, allowing Smart City to provide a seamless experience to all the network users at CES 2008," said David Langford, VP of technology for Smart City.

"During CES 2008, less than a tenth of IDsentrie's memory was used and the CPU usage varied only between one and seven percent," said Felix Windt, network administrator for Smart City. "This allowed for peace of mind during the entire show with rock solid performance. A10's IDsentrie appliances helped Smart City meet the authentication service requirements for CES 2008, allowing exhibitors, guests and staff to safely access the network."

ID Series: Network Identity Management
Part of A10's ID Series family, IDsentrie is the industry's only network identity management appliance delivering integrated features that resolve IP addresses to user identity (IP-to-ID) instantly, simplify user password management with the User Self Help Web Portal, provision user account management, and enhance RADIUS authentication and access control. IDsentrie's IP-to-ID Service has earned the company numerous awards, enterprise deployments and technical partnerships. A10 Networks markets IDsentrie through resellers under the A10 Networks brand, and through agreements with technical partners such as Lancope, RSA (a division of EMC), WildPackets, RetiCorp and FireScope.

"We are proud to deliver Smart City the cost-effective authentication platform it requires to provide safe networks for large events, including the recent CES 2008 show in Las Vegas," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "Our ID Series appliance integrates critical identity and network security functions so Smart City can service thousands of users from conventions all over the US."

To read the full case study on Smart City's successful IDsentrie deployment, please visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-SmartCity.pdf

About A10 Networks
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