A10 Networks

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A10 Networks, Inc.
Russell 2000 Component
IndustryComputer networking
Key people
Lee Chen, Founder and CEO
Raj Kumar Jalan, CTO
Number of employees
800 (2015)

A10 Networks is a U.S. public company specializing in the manufacturing of application delivery controllers (software and hardware). Founded in 2004 by Lee Chen,[1] co-founder of Foundry Networks, A10 originally serviced just the identity management market with its line of ID Series products.[2] In early 2007 they added bandwidth management appliances (EX Series). The company had its initial public offering on March 21, 2014, raising $187.5 million.[3]


In mid-2007, A10 Networks launched AX Series, a family of application delivery controllers/load balancing appliances, which won Best of Show at Interop 2007 in the Network Infrastructure (middle range) category.[4]

In 2008 the AX Series won Grand Prix/Best of Interop Tokyo for best Carrier/Internet Service Provider (ISP) solution.[5]

In 2009, the AX Series won two Grand Prix/Best of Interop Tokyo awards in the Network Infrastructure and ShowNet Product categories.[6]

And in 2010, the 64-bit AX Series family of application delivery controllers won Best of Microsoft TechEd for Networking.[7]

In 2011, A10 Networks received an Inc. 500 award as a fast growth private company in North America for the second consecutive year, including #1 Computer Hardware vendor,[8] Top 10 Internet company[9] and an entrepreneur award for CEO Lee Chen.[10]

In August 2012, a jury in California found A10 Networks responsible for intellectual property infringement and unfair competition, awarding Brocade Communications Systems a $112 million verdict.[11] On May 21, 2013, A10 and Brocade reached a settlement of their legal disputes.[12]

In May 2013 A10 launched its A10 Thunder Series platforms, which are hardware and software Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs).[13] A10 Thunder Series won awards at the TechEd 2013 show in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Hardware category as well as the Attendees' Pick award.[14]

In 2016, A10 acquired the cloud-native ADC company Appcito and entered into cloud business to become the first ADC company having a cloud-native ADC offering.[15] Also in 2016, the company introduced the A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS), a cloud-native software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to boost the delivery and security of applications and microservices across public, private and hybrid clouds.[16] That same year, A10 expanded its Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System) family to include the 14045 TPS to help service providers, Web 2.0 and cloud providers mitigate DDoS attacks.[17]

A10 continued the expansion of its product line to address DDoS attacks in October 2017 by strengthening its A10 Thunder™ TPS platform with surgical flow-based detection via the new A10 Thunder TPS Detector, which enables IT organizations to quickly detect, manage and mitigate attacks.[18]

In February 2017, A10 announced the expansion of its A10 Thunder CFW (convergent firewall) family with a new Gi/SGi firewall solution and a software-only vThunder CFW for NFV deployments to help address rising security concerns of service providers.[19]

In April 2017, A10 announced the Harmony Controller, which the company billed as effectively serving as the brain of the A10 vision, offering multi-cloud, multi-service management that delivers, secures, protects and manages application services.[20]

In November 2017, A10 introduced A10 FlexPool a software subscription model for the consumption of secure app services across on-premise, cloud and hybrid environments.[21]

In January 2018, A10 expanded its DDoS security portfolio with the introduction of the A10 DDoS Protection Cloud, a single advanced solution for on-premise and cloud scrubbing enterprise DDoS defenses.[clarification needed][22]


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  15. ^ Haranas, Mark (2016-07-26). "A10 Networks Acquires Appcito To Become 'First Cloud-Native' ADC Company". CRN. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  16. ^ "A10 Networks' Cloud Vision Comes to Life with Introduction of A10 Lightning Application Delivery Service (ADS) for Cloud Applications | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  17. ^ "A10 Networks Brings Brawn to Stop Multi-Vector DDoS Disruption with Expanded Thunder TPS Solution | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  18. ^ "A10 Networks Strengthens Industry's Most Powerful DDoS Protection Solution with Intelligent Automation and Highly Scalable Flow-Based Detection | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  19. ^ "New A10 Networks Firewall Helps Pave Secure Path to 5G, Proliferation of IoT | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  20. ^ "A10 Networks Brings "Harmony" to Management of Secure Application Services Across Multiple Clouds and Data Centers | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  21. ^ "A10 Networks Introduces Software Subscription Model for Consumption of Secure App Services across On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Environments | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  22. ^ "A10 Networks Launches Full Spectrum Cloud Scrubbing and On-premise Enterprise DDoS Protection Solution | A10 Networks". A10 Networks. Retrieved 2018-02-22.