SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 12, 2016 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leader in application networking and security, today expanded the Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System) family of high-performance solutions – to now include the industry’s biggest gun in the rapidly escalating war against DDoS attacks. Rounding out the product line are entry-level virtual and hardware appliance form factors, all with easy integration into existing networks, including open source systems, for faster deployment, plus the option to scale in cloud environments.
DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, which attempt to cripple machines or network resources by flooding them with requests from multiple IP addresses, are skyrocketing. The attacks are increasingly being used in more sophisticated ways, including extortion and as smokescreens, tying up IT resources to enable other attacks. According to a report announced today by A10 Networks with IDG Connect, the average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with average attacks causing at least 17 hours of effective downtime, including slowdowns, denied customer access or crashes. Attacks are also getting harder to defend, with average peak bandwidths of 30 to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) and many exceeding that mark.
A10 Thunder TPS can block multi-vector DDoS attacks to stop disruption, detecting and mitigating them at the network edge, and functioning as a first line of defense for the network infrastructure. At the high end of the brawn scale, the new Thunder 14045—the fastest appliance on the market—packs 300 Gbps of mitigation throughput capacity (or 2.4 terabits per second in a cluster).
“It’s all about the customer,” said Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks. “We’re helping service providers and enterprises fight back against the rising DDoS onslaught so they can be proactive, not reactive. True multi-vector, always-on protection helps them ensure uptime, exceed operational readiness and productivity, and avoid brand damage due to costly outages.”
All of the announced products are available now.
New A10 Thunder 14045 TPS - Highest Mitigation for Service Providers, Web 2.0 and Cloud Providers:
New A10 Thunder 840 TPS - Turnkey Enterprise Solutions:
New Enhanced Thunder TPS Support Offering Backed by the A10 DDoS Security Incident Response Team (DSIRT):
Partner Solution Highlights:
“As DDoS attacks increase in quantity, complexity and in the severity of damage they inflict, our mutual enterprise customers with A10 Networks need all the help they can get,” said Doug Marlin, vice president, Independent Technology Group. “Just because they’re not experiencing crashes, doesn’t mean their customers aren’t running into delays or blocked access. The flexibility, scalability and integration with different architectures that Thunder TPS offers is a clear benefit to our customers.”
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking and security, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.
The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Harmony, A10 Thunder, Thunder and ACOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Director of Public Relations