A10 Networks

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A10 Networks, Inc.
Traded as NYSEATEN
Industry Computer networking
Founded 2004
Headquarters San Jose, California, USA
Key people

Lee Chen, Founder and CEO

Raj Kumar Jalan, CTO
Number of employees
800 (2015)
Website www.a10networks.com

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]


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