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) ensure maximum uptime by detecting local and remote outages. Acting on advanced health checks, A10 Thunder ADC 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, Cisco ACI, 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 ECDHE, and Perfect Forward Secrecy), 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), allowing you to configure up to 1,023 virtual ADCs on a single Thunder ADC appliance. Rapidly deploy pure software vThunder appliances or Hybrid Virtual Appliances (HVA) 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: Our ICSA-certified web application firewall (WAF) guards Web servers against the critical Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top ten threats facing web-based application servers, while our DNS application firewall (DAF) gives advanced protection against domain name system (DNS) infrastructure exploitation, with granular application rules for query behavior and mitigation methods such as rate limiting.
Enhance, scale and optimize your existing DMZ security infrastructure: With our appliances supporting up to 220 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. SSL Insight also utilizes SSL security processors in hardware appliances to provide high-performance decryption and re-encryption. Secure Cloud Interconnect provides hyper-scale performance IPsec VPN connectivity.
Protect against the latest emerging threats: As threats emerge, the A10 Thunder ADC enables your network to be ready with effective countermeasures. 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 low and slow and application attacks such as Slowloris and HTTP floods.
Stop data breaches with A10 Threat Intelligence: Cybercriminals use automation to execute large-scale attacks and evade corporate defenses. The A10 Threat Intelligence Service, an optional subscription for Thunder ADC, provides a near real-time feed of malicious IP addresses to identify automated attacks and prevent data loss. Aggregating IP reputation data from over three dozen sources, A10 Threat Intelligence Service enables Thunder ADC to block inbound or outbound threats before malicious users can steal data or disrupt access.
Streamline authentication and authorization: With Application Access Management (AAM), Thunder ADC can authenticate users and enforce access policies. With support for a wide array of authentication protocols, including SAML and Kerberos, Thunder ADC enables customers to centralize authentication management and reduce operating costs.