A10 Networks Strengthens Industry’s Most Powerful DDoS Protection Solution with Intelligent Automation and Highly Scalable Flow-Based Detection
October 2017 by Marc Jacob
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to evolve. They’re consistently growing larger, more frequent and more sophisticated. They pose a formidable foe for IT and security pros looking to protect their networks and applications from downtime. Against this scenario, A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today launched its latest defenses against these threats with the most powerful DDoS protection solution available on the market. The company is strengthening its A10 Thunder™ TPS (Threat Protection System) platform with surgical flow-based detection via the new A10 Thunder TPS Detector, which integrates with A10 aGalaxy TPS management to provide automated mitigation for TPS Mitigator.
The A10 Thunder TPS Detector is available as a virtual machine on the A10 aGalaxy® 5000 management appliance or on other TPS mitigation appliances via the configuration option. It more than doubles the industry’s nearest competitive flow-based DDoS detection performance by managing 500,000 flows per second. The A10 Thunder TPS Detector is tightly integrated with A10’s TPS Mitigator and A10 aGalaxy TPS management solutions.
Together, A10 Detector, aGalaxy TPS and A10 Mitigator comprise a complete A10 Thunder TPS solution, which enables IT organizations to quickly detect, manage and mitigate attacks. When an attack is detected via an analysis of user traffic by A10 Detector, aGalaxy TPS management is then notified, which triggers A10’s Mitigator with the recommended mitigation templates resulting in fast responses across the attack lifecycle. By understanding and assessing the severity of the attack, the A10 Thunder TPS solution then automates effective escalation and automatically runs countermeasures to help mitigate DDoS attacks before they spread and wreak havoc.
The A10 Thunder TPS solution uses more than three dozen threat intelligence sources to block malicious traffic and monitors performance and security baselines with 28 behavioral indicators – considerably more than major competitors – inspecting suspicious traffic and escalating policies to help avoid legitimate traffic drops and eliminate false positives.
A10’s continued innovation in DDoS protection comes at the right time. Security teams face increasing sophistication from adversaries responsible for DDoS attacks. According to a recent report commissioned by A10, large DDoS attacks greater than 50 Gbps have quadrupled the past two years. The number of companies experiencing between 6-25 attacks per year has increased more than four times in that same time span. However, with the complete Thunder TPS solution, A10 is improving protection for companies looking to augment mitigation capacity, SecOps-friendly automation, and reduction of false positives.
• A10 Thunder TPS Detector and A10 Thunder TPS Mitigator are available now
• A10 aGalaxy TPS is available now