|[January 10, 2019]
A10 Networks Gains Five Major 5G Gi-LAN Security Design Wins in Second Half of 2018
Networks (NYSE: ATEN (News - Alert)), a leading provider of intelligent and
automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it secured five major
5G network design wins in the second half of 2018 for its A10 Thunder®
Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi
firewall solution, including three wins in the fourth quarter.
A10 Networks (News - Alert) was selected by these carriers in Asia and EMEA because of
CFW's unmatched ability to meet the massive capacity demands of 4G
and 5G networks with unprecedented performance and scale, comprehensive
feature set, and rich automation capabilities. Capacity demands rise
significantly in 5G
networks due to substantial increases in concurrent sessions,
extreme reliability and higher connections per second. As a result,
legacy firewalls often cannot handle the traffic. A10 Thunder CFW
outperforms all competitors in these areas.
"A10 is extremely well positioned to address the security needs of
mobile carriers and their 4G and 5G networks," said A10's CEO Lee Chen (News - Alert).
"We secured five major 5G design wins in recent months and are working
closely with numerous other leading operators around the world on their
5G security upgrades and transformation projects."
"5G networks introduce major new requirements for scalability and
performance, lower latency, complex virtual multi-endor integrations,
and automation," Chen added. "This complexity plays directly to A10's
strengths as an industry and technology leader in hyperscalability,
feature richness, Gi-LAN consolidation, and AI-driven automation."
The five mobile operators are deploying A10's 5G Gi-LAN solution in a
variety of form factors, including high-performance appliances,
virtualized solutions, and bare metal servers. A10 is also in
conversations with mobile carriers to run the A10 CFW in containerized
environments in some locations.
A10's recent 5G security design wins include two previously
announced deals in the third quarter of 2018. In addition, A10
secured three wins in the fourth quarter. All five operators are
planning to launch their first commercial 5G services in the first
quarter of 2019.
Highlights of the Enhanced A10
Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN Solution
Gi-LAN Consolidation - A10 5G-GiLAN solution
consolidates L4-L7 functions including CGNAT, stateful firewall and
application visibility for streamlined management, less operational
overhead and reduced latency to integrate greater efficiencies on the
Application Visibility & Control - DPI-based
application visibility with comprehensive subscriber awareness
provides granular insights into network traffic. Understanding network
and application traffic trends allows for effective planning, deeper
business intelligence, enhanced Law Enforcement Agency (LEA)
compliance and service monetization.
GTP Firewall - A10's solution defends the mobile core
against GTP-based attacks coming in from access networks and roaming
partners to support uninterrupted operations. It supports integrated
mobile network security features for GTP control plane, including
protocol conformance, rate-limiting, scanning for malformed GTP
Intelligent Traffic Steering - A10's subscriber-aware
traffic steering solution enables service providers to enhance their
business models for new revenue streams with differentiated service
offerings, and can improve cost efficiencies with better utilization
of value added services (VAS) resources.
Accelerates adoption of SDN/NFV - A10's 5G-Gi-LAN
solution right-sizes networks with on-demand capacity, and leverages
consumption flexibility with a software subscription-based capacity
pooling licensing model to reduce overprovisioning. The Thunder CFW
achieves the scalability and performance needed across software and
SDN environments to support emerging data center and cloud
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.
The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Harmony, Thunder, SSL Insight and
Reliable Security Always 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.
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