A10 Networks, a leader in application networking, recently announced its virtual application delivery controller (ADC) appliance, vThunder ADC, is now available as a Virtual Machine (VM) image on the Azure Marketplace. The vThunder VM offers dynamic “application-aware” services, including advanced L4-7 load balancing, application acceleration and improved-security in an all-in-one virtual instance. Unifying vThunder with Azure enables extensibility and consistent policies across customers’ physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, rapid provisioning, and on-demand access to computing resources. Customers have the flexibility to choose from “Pay-as-You-Go” and Bring Your Own License (BYOL) license models. Additionally, A10 will provide demos of its Thunder ADC and Threat Protection System (TPS) technology to Microsoft Ignite 2015 attendees, May 5-8, in McCormick Place, booth 332. A10’s vThunder for Azure provides multiple solutions, including: Allowing applications to be tested cost-effectively in Azure’s public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environment for rapid innovation. Providing disaster recovery, with the public cloud IaaS services delivering a cost-effective redundant environment for always available business continuity. Distributing standby capacity to an IaaS environment, allowing cloud bursting for additional peak capacity without having to add permanent, physical infrastructure. Enabling smaller enterprises to outsource their data center operations to achieve the same levels of functionality and service that larger enterprises enjoy. “Many customers are augmenting their private infrastructure with public cloud services,” said Paul Nicholson, director of product marketing at A10 Networks. “vThunder allows Azure customers to integrate private and public cloud services with the full feature set of an advanced ADC for the first time. The extensibility of the A10 Harmony Architecture ensures consistent policies and maximum flexibility.” “Integration of advanced Layer 4-7 services and virtual appliances into cloud environments is a priority for Azure customers,” said Venkat Gattamneni, group product marketing manager, Microsoft Azure. “With A10 and vThunder, customers have the opportunity for rapid service deployment, consistent policy enforcement and reduced total cost of ownership.” “As organisations of all sizes move workloads from local data centers to public and hybrid cloud solutions, they are insisting on advanced functionality in IaaS environments,” said Dr. Jim Metzler, founder and vice president of Ashton, Metzler & Associates. “A10 Thunder ADC delivers advanced L4-7 availability and security services essential for cloud-based workloads in Microsoft Azure. The availability of vThunder for Azure provides more choice and flexibility for customers in their ADC options.” The availability of vThunder on the Azure platform provides the following benefits: Rapid Service Deployment: The vThunder VM images could be launched within minutes on Azure with cost-effective IaaS computing resources and minimal management efforts. Consistent Policy Enforcement: vThunder Azure customers’ benefit from the same ADC and security features gained from dedicated Thunder ADC appliances. Customers can use the public cloud IaaS services with the same features, enabling workloads and configuration migration from their public to private data centers, and vice versa. Reduced TCO: Utilise cost-effective IaaS computing resources with rich on-demand ADC services for a lower total cost of ownership.
A10 will be providing demos of its SSL Insight technology at RSA Conference 2015 A10 Networks, a technology leader in application networking, announced recently that it has collaborated with RSA, The Security Division of EMC, to help increase security capabilities for joint customers. Through its RSA® Ready Technology Partner Program, RSA has validated interoperability with A10 Thunder Application Delivery Controller’s (ADC) innovative SSL Insight feature, which allows RSA Security Analytics to inspect SSL and uncover hidden threats in encrypted traffic. Additionally, A10 will be providing demos of its SSL Insight technology to RSA Conference 2015 attendees, April 20-24, in Moscone Center South Expo booth number 1133. A10 Thunder application delivery controller Security teams are tasked with combating increasing SSL bandwidth and complexity, including the lack of decryption support for outbound SSL traffic. The A10 Thunder ADC is the first load balancing solution to offer SSL Insight features such as URL classification. It also provides the highest performance SSL inspection solution available to enable large enterprises to decrypt SSL traffic at rapid speeds. Thunder ADC customers gain essential visibility into SSL traffic, allowing them to eliminate the SSL blind spot in corporate defenses, detect advanced attacks, and scale RSA Security Analytics deployments with load balancing. “We are honoured to collaborate with RSA to further empower security operations teams to detect and investigate the most advanced security attacks,” said Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks. “A10 Thunder ADC delivers a wide array of SSL inspection, load balancing and high availability features to satisfy and exceed customers’ requirements. Joint A10 and RSA customers can now utilise these high-performance SSL Insight technologies to gain full visibility into all communications.” "We are honoured to collaborate with RSA to further empower security operations teams to detect and investigate the most advanced security attacks", says Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks Solving complex security threats “RSA Security Analytics is a market leader in packet capture and analysis. We combine that with log collection, endpoint data and Netflow to go beyond traditional SIEM and provide a high level of visibility, inspection and analysis,” said Chad Loeven, Director of Partnerships, RSA. “By adding enhanced SSL interoperability to our RSA Security Analytics platform, we are helping to provide our customers with unparalleled awareness and control over increasingly complex security threats at scale.” “If organisations do not inspect encrypted traffic, they’re losing visibility into a rapidly increasing portion of traffic,” said Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst at Infonetics Research, now part of IHS Inc. “As the total volume of encrypted traffic on the Internet crosses the 50% mark, companies need to seriously look at adding SSL inspection tools to their security arsenal.” The RSA Ready Technology Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, certifying interoperability’s on more than 700 solutions across more than 300 organisations.