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A10 Networks Thunder® Convergent Firewall selected for 5G network deployment by major Japanese mobile carrier

Theale, UK. – 9th January, 2019: A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a leading provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced a major Japanese mobile carrier has selected the A10 Thunder® Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi firewall solution for its 5G production network, to support the huge network capacity and throughput of 5G and reduce total cost of infrastructure.

A10 Networks has a long and successful relationship with the service provider, who uses a wide variety of A10 solutions for such services as DDoS protection, Carrier Grade NAT (CGNAT) and application delivery. A10’s solutions are integrated into the carrier’s mobile service infrastructure as well as its corporate network.

“A10 is well-positioned to meet the new demands and challenges of 5G transformation. We are working with many of the world’s leading mobile carriers on this transition,” said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. “We will continue to evolve our industry-leading CFW solution to address hyperscale 5G Gi/SGi-Firewall, GTP Firewall and DNS Firewall use cases.”

The customer selected the A10 Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN solution for its 5G deployment because it provides:

  • Comprehensive 5G mobile core protection with the A10 Thunder CFW’s Gi/SGi firewall and CGNAT
  • Optimised cost, performance and security of the 5G GiLAN at scale
  • The ultra-high performance needed to support the huge capacity demands of 5G

Highlights of the enhanced A10 Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN solution include:

  • GiLAN Consolidation – Consolidates GiFW, CGNAT, application visibility and intelligent traffic steering to increase operational efficiency and better security on the GiLAN
  • Application Visibility & Control – DPI-based L7 application visibility for effective policy enforcement and control provides enhanced Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) support and compliance
  • Intelligent Traffic Steering – Subscriber-aware traffic steering to enhance new business models with differentiated service offerings for new revenue streams
  • GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) Support – GTP Firewall with granular SCTP filtering defends the mobile core against GTP-based attacks initiated from RAN or GRX/IPX networks
  • Accelerates Adoption of SDN/NFV – Achieve on-demand capacity with versatile software options (PNFs, VNFs, Containers and Bare Metal) across SDN/NFV environments. Supports A10 FlexPool subscription-based capacity pooling licensing model for flexible consumption

A10 Thunder CFW provides a consolidated and secure 5G-GiLAN solution for an effective defence against attacks by delivering comprehensive mobile core infrastructure protection. Thunder CFW also helps customers achieve superior levels of performance, scalability and visibility, along with exceptionally high firewall connection rates in a compact form factor.


About A10 Networks

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, providing a portfolio of high-performance secure application solutions that enable intelligent automation with machine learning to ensure business-critical applications are secure and always available. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers in more than 80 countries with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: and @A10Networks.

The A10 logo, A10 Networks, A10 Lightning and A10 Harmony are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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