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Thunder® Carrier-Grade
Networking (CGN)

Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) and IPv6 Migration

Benefits of Thunder CGN

High-performance, Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) solution enables service providers and enterprises to preserve existing IPv4 investment and transition to IPv6

IPv4
Extend IPv4 Connectivity

Solve IPv4 address exhaustion and extend the life of an IPv4 network infrastructure with carrier grade NAT to ensure critical applications and services are always available and reliable

Manage IPv6 Migration
Manage IPv6 Migration

Enable a smooth transition to IPv6 migration by supporting translation and tunneling between IPv4 and IPv6 networks

Reduce TCO
Reduce TCO

High performance in a compact form factor results in lower OPEX and CAPEX through efficient rack space usage, lower power consumption and reduced cooling requirements

Key Features

Advanced Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT)
Advanced Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT)

Solve IPv4 address exhaustion and extend the life of an IPv4 network infrastructure with CGNAT  to ensure critical applications and services are always available and reliable

Seamless IPv6 Transition
Seamless IPv6 Transition

Manage the IPv6 transition with translation and encapsulation functions, such as NAT64/DNS64, DS-Lite, Lw4o6, 6rd, 464XLAT, MAP-T and MAP-E

DDoS Protection for NAT IP Pools
DDoS Protection for NAT IP Pools

Defend NAT IP address pools from DDoS attacks and protect service availability for subscribers and employees. Ensure that the NAT gateway itself is not compromised

Application Layer Gateway
Application Layer Gateway

Application-level gateways (ALG) support network growth and a seamless user experience for applications.  ALGs ensure protocols — such as FTP, TFTP, RTSP, PPTP, SIP, ICMP,H.323, ESP, MGCP and DNS—remain functional

Advanced logging features
Advanced logging features

Advanced features including high speed logging and IPDR support help providers meet requirements for LEA, compliance and auditability

Scale & Performance
Scale & Performance

High performance in all form factors, including container, virtual, bare metal and physical appliances.  Industry leading throughput, concurrent sessions and connections per second ,with scaleout “add as you grow” capability

SDN & NFV Ready
SDN & NFV Ready

Build a truly open platform to implement on-demand provisioning and integrate with OpenStack, SDN fabrics and NFV/ MANO frameworks

Global Management & Analytics
Global Management & Analytics

Gain subscriber and network services visibility with A10 Harmony® Controller for Thunder CGN.  Centrally configure and manage policies across services globally

Network Integration

Built to integrate and add automation with your network infrastructure

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DevOps

Thunder CGN can also be integrated in DevOps processes by using the aXAPI RESTful API for full control and automation

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SDN and NFV

Build a truly open platform to implement on-demand provisioning and integrate with OpenStack, SDN fabrics and NFV/MANO frameworks

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Hypervisor

For virtual deployments, vThunder provides the full set of CGNAT features that run atop leading hypervisors including VMware ESXi, KVM and Microsoft Hyper-V

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Bare Metal

Thunder CGN for bare metal allows service providers and enterprises to extend IPv4 connectivity and transition to IPv6 with a software option on your choice of hardware

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Thunder CGN
The A10 Thunder units significantly improved our overall CGN performance. Plus, due to the higher capacity links, we were able to balance traffic concurrently yet still operate in the event of an unexpected failure.
IT Architect at an Energy & Utilities Company
Source: TechValidate
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Thunder CGN
Their product is second to none in regards to CGN features and performance. Additionally their technical team has been very responsive and helpful during the entire setup and implementation process.
CTO at an Energy & Utilities Company
Source: Gartner Peer Insights

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