Leading Supplier Of Motion And Control Systems Selects A10 Virtual Appliance Because Of ADC Features, Scalability, And Price/Performance

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a technology leader in application networking, today announced that PreCise MRM, one of the leading suppliers of GPS-based fleet management solutions in North America, selected A10's vThunder virtual appliance because of its comprehensive ADC features, scalability, and price/performance.

PreCise MRM's network infrastructure supports hundreds of customers encompassing thousands of active GPS/AVL devices in the field, including those involved in snow and ice removal. Parent company FORCE America offers electronic spreader controllers integrated with PreCise GPS devices and software to provide a leading-edge technology that handles many types of critical situations, coast to coast.

Snow storms place a strain on networks by potentially creating bottlenecks that could impact critical winter operations activities. By balancing traffic across available resources, PreCise can more efficiently distribute workloads across numerous computing resources -- minimizing response time and avoiding overload on any one resource.

IT teams from both FORCE America and PreCise spent several months evaluating vendors. Their requirements included a solution that performed well while supporting existing applications, scalability for future needs, and excellent price/performance. The teams selected A10's vThunder due to the benefits of rapid deployment (vThunder images allowed download and fast deployment to virtualized infrastructure), high-performance without feature limitations, and dynamic provisioning/operation.

"A10's vThunder solution saved us a lot of time and money," said Michael Schlag, Product Manager for PreCise MRM. "We were really impressed with the company's response time and A10's vThunder worked right out of the box. Putting in this virtual appliance was a very quick way to do a proof of concept and we can now effectively load balance incoming and outgoing traffic which utilizes multiple communication protocols. My only regret is not giving A10 a chance sooner."

FORCE America is exhibiting at the APWA North American Snow Conference, May 4-7, in Cincinnati.

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the largest enterprise, service provider and hyperscale web providers around the world. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.a10networks.com

About PreCise MRM® - Mobile Resource Management
PreCise MRM® provides fleet management solutions, utilizing the latest in mobile and GPS technology to improve productivity and cost effectiveness to the on-road and off-road markets. The solution is a combination of rugged hardware and web-based software designed to dramatically improve the visibility and control over mobile resources. From basic location and speed information to complex data coming from intelligent onboard devices, PreCise MRM products capture, store, and transmit data to a user-friendly interface, viewable from anywhere in the world via a secure internet connection.

PreCise MRM® is a subsidiary of FORCE America, Inc.

About FORCE® America, Inc.
With over 50 years of experience, FORCE America manufactures and distributes products that meet the needs of mobile, on-off highway markets. Our products are backed by technical support and application know-how for the most demanding applications.

FORCE America, Inc. is comprised of:
FORCE America Manufacturing and Distribution
Manufacturer and supplier of mobile hydraulic systems, electronic controls and components.

VariTech Industries
Manufacturer of automatic salt-brine production, liquid storage, transfer and mobile application systems.

PreCise MRM
Manufacturer of Mobile Resource Management hardware and software solutions targeted at both on and off road applications.

Agricultural Equipment Commercial 
Fleets (Service/Utility) Lawn and 
Landscape Equipment 
Light, Medium, and Heavy Duty Trucks 
Municipal/Public Works OEM
Agricultural Equipment
OEM On-Off Highway Equipment
Snow Removal Contractors

For more information, please email: info@forceamerica.com

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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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David Oro
Public Relations for A10 Networks