Whether you are an enterprise, service provider or Web giant, A10 Thunder ADC offers key benefits to make your data center applications available, accelerated and secure.
Highly available applications and data centers: Advanced Server Load Balancing (SLB) and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) maximize uptime by detecting local and remote outages. Acting on advanced health checks, A10 Thunder Series directs connections to active servers and data centers in a way that is transparent to the end user.
Next-generation cloud data center evolution: Equip your network for the next phase in network evolution with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities. Benefit from integration of software defined networks (SDNs) with overlay networking (VXLAN and NVGRE), cloud orchestration systems (OpenStack, Microsoft SCVMM and more), network functions virtualization (NFV) using vThunder virtual appliances, and enable service chaining and traffic insertion.
Fast deployment and proven application configuration and provisioning: Rapidly enable and deploy business critical applications with predefined smart templates for popular applications from Microsoft (Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint), Oracle and many more, to deploy in hours, not days or weeks.
Application acceleration for a better user experience and infrastructure utilization: Offload application infrastructure from CPU and memory intensive tasks to reduce costs. Techniques include SSL offload (including offload of demanding 2048- and 4096-bit key operations), HTTP compression, TCP reuse, and RAM caching. Deliver a faster experience for your customers and reduced CAPEX and OPEX as your infrastructure scales efficiently without wasted compute cycles.
Virtualization for ADC and SLB consolidation: Choose the best option for your network to enable multi-tenancy. Maximize density with our application delivery partitions (ADPs), providing L3 virtualization and per tenant role-based administration (RBA) on hardware or software appliances. Rapidly deploy pure software vThunder appliances or HVA hardware appliances to provide strong isolation and complete resource isolation as required.
Full control and deep packet inspection (DPI) capabilities to solve complex problems: aFleX® TCL scripting provides granular traffic transformation capabilities to adjust traffic as needed for your applications. Additionally, advanced ADC capabilities enable the most common requirements to be met with specific preconfigured templates and capabilities, for example L7 URL switching.
Flexible management to optimize IT operations: Multiple management capabilities simplify operation tasks using the aGalaxy centralized management system to control any A10 Thunder device, whether pushing configurations, aFleX rules, backing up SSL keys and much more. Our aXAPI® REST-based API gives complete management control with custom scripting for homegrown management operations or integration into third-party management systems. Also, plug-ins and packages are available to be used with partners' management systems such as Microsoft SCVMM and others.
Enhance your data center security: A full-featured web application firewall (WAF), certified by ICSA Labs, protects Web applications against the OWASP Top Ten list of application threats and satisfies PCI DSS requirement 6.6, while an integrated DNS application firewall (DAF) prevents DNS infrastructure exploits with defenses such as rate limiting and granular application rules for DNS queries.
Enhance, scale and optimize your existing DMZ security infrastructure: With our appliances supporting up to 150 Gbps per device, Firewall Load Balancing (FWLB) enables existing security products to scale seamlessly. Thunder ADC also provides visibility into encrypted traffic for all devices with SSL Insight™, eliminating the SSL "blind spot" facing enterprise networks today by allowing all devices to see and take action on all encrypted traffic. SI also utilizes SSL security processors in hardware appliances to provide high performance decryption.
Protect against the latest emerging threats: As threats emerge, the Thunder Series enables your network to be ready with effective counter measures. DDoS protection is standard in all appliances, and with FPGA FTA-based models, protection can be enabled for the highest volume attacks against application servers. The FPGA mitigates common volumetric attacks, while general purpose CPUs can be used to mitigate more sophisticated L7 attacks (e.g. exhaustion attacks like Slowloris and more). For critical applications that require Internet access, whole categories of attacks can be rendered inert by utilizing our application access management (AAM) technology, which presents an authentication challenge and validation against your choice of identity server, before the connection can reach the application server.