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

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

Theale, UK. –11th October, 2018 – 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.

“I’m very impressed with A10 accepting the NimbusDDOS challenge and becoming the first DDoS mitigation vendor to pass our certification process,” said Andrew Shoemaker, Founder and Chief Engineer with NimbusDDOS. “This shows a commitment by A10 to provide enterprises with the best possible protections. The NimbusDDOS tests aren’t performed in a controlled lab, they are launched across the Internet and functionally identical to those of a real-world attacker. Regardless of the attack vector, the A10 Thunder TPS shrugged them off with minimal effort, and no loss of legitimate traffic.”

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.

“We are proud to be the first and only DDoS solution provider to be awarded Defence Effectiveness Certification by NimbusDDOS,” said Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks. “Today’s DDoS attacks have evolved and become more sophisticated and potentially harmful than ever before. Our focus is providing our customers with the most effective, scalable DDoS defence that can surgically defend against attacks while making sure there is no disruption in legitimate traffic.”

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.

To learn more about A10’s Thunder TPS and schedule a demo, please visit: https://www.a10networks.com/products/ddos-protection-thunder-tps

To view A10’s Thunder TPS NimbusDDOS certification, please visit: https://www.nimbusddos.com/certification-TLKAUYN6K19G.htm

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, providing a portfolio of high-performance secure application solutions that enable intelligent automation with machine learning to ensure business-critical applications are secure and always available. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers in more than 80 countries with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.

The A10 logo, A10 Networks, ACOS and Thunder are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About NimbusDDOS
NimbusDDOS is the industry leader in vendor neutral DDoS attack preparedness services. Our vision is to provide the highest level of DDoS expertise to help our customers achieve the level of DDoS preparedness that their business demands. The foundation of our solutions are the expertise of our DDoS engineers, which is paired with a proprietary cloud platform that allows NimbusDDOS to perform legal DDoS attack simulations identical to those used by real-world attackers. To learn how NimbusDDOS solutions and experts are helping businesses proactively address the DDoS attack threat, please visit www.nimbusddos.com

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