Wick Hill Now Shipping A10’s New Thunder Series

Wick Hill is now shipping A10 Networks’ new entry-level A10 Thunder Series, which extends the A10 family of Unified Application Service Gateways (UASGs) to small/medium business and enterprise customers. A10 is a technology leader in application networking.

Joining the award winning, high-end Thunder 6430(S) and 5430S are the new Thunder 3030S, 1030S and 930, which expand the line of next-generation Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). All are compact 1 rack-unit (RU) appliances that provide advanced functionality by consolidating premium, all-inclusive application services in a single and easy to manage platform.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of A10 value added distributor Wick Hill Group, commented: “The Thunder Series delivers ADC, server load balancing, DDoS protection, Web Application Firewall, SSL Intercept, Application Access Management and DNS Application Firewall services in one appliance and without licence fees. This is a game changer in terms of multi-service convergence, performance and value. We have seen significant interest ahead of our shipping.”

Today’s networks are increasingly complex with many disparate systems that increase latency, complexity and cost. Built on A10’s scalable and flexible Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, all A10 Thunder UASGs integrate the following modules to provide the most effective solution.

•Application Delivery: Combines next-generation Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Server Load Balancing (SLB) functionality for optimization and acceleration, full Layer 4-7 support, scalability and availability. Additional advanced modules include Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) and Application Delivery Partitions (ADPs) for multi-tenancy through virtualization to enable more applications and more services.

•Security: Integrates home-grown services including a Web Application Firewall (WAF) for website protection, DNS Application Firewall (DAF) for DNS infrastructure protection, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection for next-generation attack mitigation, SSL Intercept (SI) to inspect encrypted traffic and Application Access Management (AAM) for pre-authentication.

•Cloud, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Next Gen Networking: Adds modern data center solutions such as aCloud with billing options for pay-as-you go/grow, SDN solutions including integration with vendors such as NEC for dynamic scaling with Layer 4-7 intelligence for OpenFlow Controllers, Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) for IPv4 preservation, and IPv6 solutions including multiple advanced migration options.

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