Harmony Apps

A10 is committed to provide management of all A10 products via A10 HarmonyTM Controller. However, as of now, only ADC products are supported as far as configuration and analytics is concerned.

A10 Lightning ADC

The A10 Lightning Application Delivery Controller (ADC) provides application traffic management, security and per-app analytics for workloads in public, private or hybrid clouds. For more information refer A10 LightningTM ADC section in the document.

A10 LightningTM ADC always work with A10 HarmonyTM Controller and brings the following benefits:

  • Centrally configure and manage policies for applications deployed in data centres or private, public and hybrid cloud.
  • Gain granular per-app analytics across clouds, regions, data centres and devices.
  • Improve agility and efficiency by eliminating the need for IT administrators to set up and configure the per-application infrastructure.
  • Supports top public and private cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack, VMware, Docker or bare metal servers.
  • Provision security for popular applications, including WordPress, Joomla, Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) and Drupal.
  • Use RESTful APIs to integrate with popular CI/CD tools like Jenkins, SaltStack, Ansible, Chef, Puppet etc. and cloud orchestrators like VMWare VRO, Cisco Clod Centre etc.
  • Scale the control and data planes independently with microservices, and deliver elasticity and analytics functions across the spectrum.

A10 Thunder ADC

The A10 Thunder ADC enables applications to be highly available, accelerated and secure, delivering exceptional performance in a variety of software and hardware appliances. For more information refer Thunder ADC section in the document.

Thunder ADC is available as hardware or virtual appliance and brings the following benefits:

  • Advanced server load balancing with customizable server health checks and aFleX L7 scripting.
  • GSLB - Extend load balancing on a global basis to enable worldwide business continuity with faster, localized server responses.
  • SSL offload with Perfect Forward Secrecy with a full cipher suite, including Elliptic Curve, provide SSL offload at the industry’s highest levels.
  • Detailed per-application analytics with A10 HarmonyTM Controller
  • Application delivery partitions offer the highest-density, multi-tenant solutions for customizable policies and appliance consolidation.
  • RESTful APIs and integrations with various infrastructure and networking platforms.

Carrier Grade NAT (CGN)

A10 Thunder Carrier Grade NAT (CGN)® pro-actively solves IPv4 address exhaustion to overcome the challenges associated with the rapid increase of IP address demands for Internet-connected devices and BYOD roll out. Thunder CGN delivers advanced features to help service providers and enterprises extend IPv4 connectivity, transition to IPv6.

Thunder CGN enhances your infrastructure security and availability to ensure your applications remain addressable and operate transparently through address translation with multiple mechanisms. Thunder CGN delivers performance scalability up to 300 Gbps and offers the broadest range of form factors (physical, virtual and bare metal) for deployment flexibility.

CGN provides the following benefits:

  • Advanced CGNAT
  • IPv6 Migration
  • Integrated DDOS Protection
  • Application Layer Gateway
  • Advanced Logging Features
  • Stateful Synchronization
  • Scale and Performance
  • Ready for SDN and NFV

SSL Insight

Thunder SSLi eliminates the blind spot introduced by SSL encryption by offloading CPU-intensive SSL decryption and encryption functions from third-party security devices, while ensuring compliance with privacy standards.

Thunder SSLi boosts the performance of the security infrastructure by decrypting traffic and forwarding it to one or more third-party security devices, such as a firewall for deep packet inspection (DPI).

SSLi provides the following benefits:

  • Decrypt across Ports and Protocols
  • Full-Proxy Architecture
  • ICAP Compatible
  • FIPS 140-2 Level-3 Compliance
  • URL By-passing
  • URL Filtering
  • Load Balancing and Steering
  • Appcentric Templates

GI/SGI Firewall

A10 Thunder® CFW, with integrated Gi/SGi firewall capabilities, delivers the performance that mobile carriers require to scale and protect their networks. With the ability to provide throughput up to 220 Gbps while supporting more than 6 million connections per second (CPS) and over 250 million concurrent sessions, Thunder CFW will meet both current and future traffic requirements of any service provider.

Strategically deployed at various locations on the mobile network infrastructure, Thunder CFW enables mobile carriers to efficiently safeguard their infrastructure, including the Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) and PDN gateway in the Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

GI/SGI provides the following benefits:

  • Stateful Firewall
  • L7 Application Visibility
  • Advanced CGNAT
  • IPv6 Migration
  • Integrated DDoS Protection
  • Subscriber Awareness
  • Intelligent Traffic Steering
  • Consolidated Logging
  • Scale and Performance
  • Ready for SDN/NFV