Key Benefits of Thunder Application Delivery Controller

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Enhanced Application Availability

Ensure efficient and reliable application delivery across multiple datacenters and cloud. Minimize network latency and downtime, and enhance end-user experience.

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Comprehensive Application Security

Increase application security with advanced SSL/TLS offload, single sign-on (SSO), DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities.

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Complete Application Visibility

Integrate with the Harmony™ Controller to gain deep per-application visibility and comprehensive controls for secure application delivery across on-premises datacenters, public, private and hybrid clouds.

Key Features of Thunder Application Delivery Controller

Advanced Load Balancing

Advanced Load Balancing

  1. Complete full-proxy Layer 4 load balancer and Layer 7 load balancer with flexible aFleX® scripting and customizable server health checks
  2. High performance SSL Offload with up-to-date SSL/TLS ciphers enabling optimized and secure application service
  3. Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) extends load balancing on a global basis to enable worldwide business application continuity with faster, localized server responses
  4. All-inclusive ADC features
Flexible Deployment Options

Flexible Deployment Options

  • Application Delivery Partitions (ADP) allows 1,000-plus partitions offering the highest-density, multi-tenant solutions
  • Thunder ADC is a family of hardware and software, including virtual and Bare Metal, solutions ready to match a wide variety of deployment needs
  • A10 FlexPool, consumption-based licensing, enables license portability across multiple clouds and environments
Performance Acceleration

Performance Acceleration

  • Effectively offload CPU intensive SSL transactions from servers with SSL Offload with Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) ciphers including Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC)
  • Content caching, compression and TCP optimization combine to expedite content transfer for enhanced application performance
Integrated Security

Integrated Security

  • Enhance application security with integrated ICSA certified WAF and DDoS Protection
  • Application access management (AAM) for Single Sign-on (SSO) or extra authentication security
  • DNS server protection with DNS application firewall
  • A10 Threat Intelligent Service (optional subscription) available for instantly blocking malicious traffic
Analytics and Management

Analytics and Management

  • Integrate with the Harmony™ Controller for Layer 4 / Layer 7 visibility into user experiences, traffic profiles and server health to troubleshoot and proactively ensure service
  • Fully programmable with REST-based aXAPI® enabling integration with SDN and NFV environment

Network Traffic Management and Analytics

Get L4-7 visibility into user experiences, traffic profiles, and server health. Centrally manage application services and administrative capabilities. And configure policies through a single pane of glass — regardless of where your application services are deployed.

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Additional Options

Additional services, products, solutions you may be interested in.

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Harmony Controller

Simplify operations and increase agility. Centrally- manage policies for application services. Automate with APIs and orchestration systems. Comprehensive per-application analytics.


Legacy Security is Inadequate

Thunder CFW

Upgrade to a Thunder CFW and gain access to additional security capabilities, including stateful and application-level firewall capabilities


Delta Dental Optimizes Applications and Simplifies Operations wi

Delta Dental Optimizes Applications and Simplifies Operations

Lacked single pane-of-glass management to assure application availability, performance and integrated security for dental practice software and e-commerce websites.


Delta Dental chose Thunder Application Delivery Controller in conjunction with the Harmony Controller. This allowed them to work smarter, helping dentists to process claims and verify eligibility quickly, to simplify IT operations and to increase agility of the DevOps team with centralized software-defined functions.


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