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A10 Network’s Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS) Awarded DDoS Defence Effectiveness Certification by NimbusDDOS

October 2018 by Patrick LEBRETON

A10 is the Industry’s First DDoS Protection Solution to Receive Certification Backed by NimbusDDOS Rigorous Testing

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the A10 Thunder® Threat Protection System (TPS) has been awarded the DDoS defence effectiveness certification by NimbusDDOS. A10 Thunder TPS now becomes the only DDoS solution in the market to be awarded this certification from NimbusDDOS.

NimbusDDOS is a recognised Industry leader in DDoS attack testing, certification, and preparedness. The organisation distinguishes itself from traditional testing companies by using the Cloud as the delivery mechanism and providing delivery methods that are focused on real world situations. In order to achieve certification, A10’s Thunder TPS was put through stringent testing. TPS was assaulted with multi-vector DDoS attacks at scale, representing 95% of the attacks seen in the wild, from the NimbusDDOS cloud-based attack simulation platform. TPS correctly detected, classified and mitigated the attacks while ensuring that legitimate user traffic experienced no perceived degradation or dropped legitimate packets.

The world’s highest-performance DDoS protection solution, A10 Thunder TPS detects and mitigates terabit-sized DDoS attacks at the network edge. It’s unmatched with an industry-leading 440 Mpps with 300 Gbps in a single appliance — offering up to 11 times the performance of legacy solutions. Thunder TPS scales to defend against the DDoS of Things and traditional zombie botnets, detecting DDoS attacks through in-line detection or flow record analysis from edge routers and switches. Unlike outdated DDoS products, Thunder TPS is built on A10’s market-proven Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS®) - the platform that delivers scalable form factors that reduce overall TCO with a complete detection, mitigation, and reporting solution.

The benefits organisations see from deploying A10 Thunder TPS include:
- Better Detection – One-DDoS Protection provides a unique approach to full-spectrum DDoS defence, placing detection capabilities within targeted infrastructure, including Thunder TPS, ADC, CGN and CFW solutions. This provides advanced context, flow and packet level visibility to stop today’s most sophisticated targeted attacks.
- Unmatched Scalability – Delivers 22 times the flow-based detection capacity and 15 times as many simultaneous active mitigations as legacy systems.
- Automated Wartime Protection - Improved attack response times with intelligent automation featuring five levels of programmatic mitigation escalation and de-escalation. Removing the need for frontline personnel to make time-consuming manual changes.
- Reduced Security OPEX - Delivers high performance in a compact factor with lower power usage, rack space and cooling requirements. Also, aGalaxy TPS streamlines operations via centralised management, remediation, and analytics for Thunder TPS deployments.




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