A10 Networks Ships Industry-leading 100 Gbps NFV Solution for 5G Secure Application Services

Thunder CFW 100 Gbps Virtual Solution Helps Speed the Transition
to NFV and Future-proof Networks for 5G

(NYSE: ATEN) today announced that it has shipped the
industry-leading 100 Gbps virtual machine for 5G secure application
services with the Thunder® Convergent Firewall (CFW). The solution has
already been adopted by a major telco provider in the Middle East for
its 5G environment. The 100 Gbps virtual machine provides the fastest
throughput available in the market and helps customers transition to an
agile, scalable and software-defined network function virtualization
infrastructure (NFVi) required for the commercial roll-out of 5G

As mobile service providers transition to 5G, NFV provides many
advantages in the consolidation of network functions and the ability to
develop virtual infrastructures that are more flexible and scalable with
a lower TCO. Service providers can scale services up or down or move
network functions from location to location to respond to changing
demands. It is clear 5G networks will drive a whole range of new
services for customers. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted
by A10 Networks, smart cities were identified as a top use-case driver
by service providers. Security and flexibility of the network will be

The transition to 5G is upon us, and now is the time for mobile service
providers to begin the transition to NFVi to prepare their networks for
5G. A10 Networks’ Thunder CFW consolidates multiple network functions to
provide lower latency and total cost of ownership. Mobile operators can
more quickly transition to NFV and prepare for the 5G transition with
Thunder CFW’s industry-leading scale and performance, and flexible
form-factors,” said Yasir Liaqatullah, vice president of product
management, A10 Networks.

A10 Networks’ security solutions are being adopted by major telco
providers and are being consumed in both physical and virtual form
factors. These service providers are transitioning portions of their
network infrastructure to virtual network functions (VNF), while
maintaining other physical network functions (PNF). By providing both
virtual and physical solutions, A10 Networks helps ease the integration
of combining PNF and VNF in the same infrastructure. Customers select
the Thunder CFW to protect their networks with highest scale physical
appliances combined with industry-leading performance of virtual
appliances. A10 Networks also partners with leading orchestration
providers to help give customers integrated orchestration and management
across physical and virtual functions.

A10 Networks NFV Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN solution includes:

  • Highest Performance – Up to 100 Gbps, 2.5x the performance
    of similar solutions.
  • GiLAN Consolidation – Consolidates GiFW, CGNAT,
    application visibility and intelligent traffic steering to increase
    operational efficiency and better security on the GiLAN.
  • Application Visibility & Control – DPI-based L7
    application visibility for effective policy enforcement and control
    provides enhanced Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) support and compliance.
  • Intelligent Traffic Steering – Subscriber-aware traffic
    steering to enhance new business models with differentiated service
    offerings for new revenue streams.
  • GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) Support – GTP Firewall with
    granular SCTP filtering defends the mobile core against GTP-based
    attacks initiated from RAN or GRX/IPX networks.
  • Orchestration and management – Integration with leading
    orchestration solutions, making A10 Networks VNF and PNF form factors
    highly suited for 5G environments.
  • Accelerates Adoption of SDN/NFV – Achieve on-demand
    capacity with versatile software options (PNFs, VNFs, containers and
    bare metal) across SDN/NFV environments. Supports A10 FlexPool
    subscription-based capacity pooling licensing model for flexible

About A10 Networks

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a Reliable Security Always™ company,
providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions
that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and
networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in
2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers
globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.

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Karin Gilles

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