64-bit AX Series Wins Best of Microsoft TechEd for NetworkingSAN JOSE, CA, June 15, 2010 - A10 Networks™ today announced that its 64-bit AX Series Application Delivery Controller family was named as a Winner in the Best of TechEd 2010 awards program in the Networking category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro® and SQL Server Magazine®.

The Best of TechEd 2010 awards recognize companies who offer innovative products for the industry. The judges reviewed 298 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 46 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2010 IT pro conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 9, 2010. Winners were announced at an invite only evening reception at the Hard Rock Café on June 9th. The winners are published on-line at http://www.windowsitpro.com/awards.aspx.

"Choosing the best product in each of 16 categories-from our list of 46 finalists—was both daunting and exhilarating for our judging panel," said Jason Bovberg, Senior Editor of Windows IT Pro®. "All 46 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. Through our exhaustive interview process, it was clear that some of our winners stood a step above the pack, whereas other picks were more difficult to determine. The winners in those categories typically offered an edge in product functionality, boasted enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introduced innovative technology—giving them a slight advantage over the competition," remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers.

According to the judging panel, the 64-bit AX Series won the award due to its "innovative approach to network load-balancing, high availability, and health monitoring. Site-level and global-level geographic redundancy—through its uniquely flexible ACOS (Advanced Core Operating System) architecture—provides for a truly scalable solution that boasts excellent security and 64-bit performance." Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is included at no additional charge.

"We are proud to win the prestigious Best of TechEd award in recognition of our innovation and contribution to the Microsoft community. Our 64-bit AX Series platforms have set a new milestone in the application delivery market with the industry's first 64-bit Operating System specifically designed for Application Delivery Controllers and Server Load Balancers," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "Customers of all sizes with Microsoft applications, especially the new generation 64-bit Microsoft applications, will receive tremendous benefit and competitive advantage with unparalleled scalability, performance and efficiency for their data center application deployments."

A10's 64-bit AX Series family is designed to provide Application Delivery and Server Load Balancing functionality for medium to large enterprises, web sites and ISPs/carriers. Running on A10's 64-bit Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, the 64-bit appliances extend the AX Series family with increased scalability, delivering high performance ranging from 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps throughput in the most compact, energy efficient platforms.

The 64-bit AX models continue A10's tradition of including all features and maximum performance without additional software license fees for features or performance to reduce CAPEX costs. Each of the 64-bit AX models employ "green" features to reduce power consumption, such as efficient airflow and Solid-state Drives (SSD), which also further enhance system reliability and performance. Significantly, the 64-bit AX models run the new 64-bit ACOS, which unleashes each processor, core and thread from the 32-bit OS 4-GB addressable memory limit, enhancing performance and available resources for unprecedented scalability.

About A10 Networks 
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com

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