A10 Networks Brings Advanced Zero-day Automated Protection (ZAP) to DDoS Defense

Machine Learning (ML) Powered DDoS Protection Quickly Identifies and
Mitigates Threats Without Manual Intervention

(NYSE: ATEN) adds Zero-day Automated Protection (ZAP)
capabilities to its leading Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS)
family of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense solutions. The
ZAP capabilities automatically recognize the characteristics of DDoS
attacks and apply mitigation filters without advanced configuration or
manual intervention. This speeds the response to the increasingly
sophisticated multi-vector attacks to minimize downtime and errors and
lower operating costs.

Today’s DDoS attacks are more prevalent, multi-vector in nature and
morph over time. With millions of IoT devices predicted to be in use
over the coming years, driven by the transition to 5G networks,
traditional DDoS solutions will quickly become inadequate. Current
solutions are static, reactive and require significant operator
intervention, resulting in a slow response time to the rapidly evolving
attack landscape. It is clear that DDoS detection and mitigation is a
growing concern for enterprises, cloud providers and service providers,
alike. In fact, in a recent A10 Networks survey
of mobile operators, 63 percent saw advanced DDoS protection as the most
important security capability needed for 5G networks. And, in an IDG
research report
, respondents confirmed that the number-one most
important capability in a DDoS solution was automated detection and

The economics of DDoS mitigation and attacks are very much slanted
towards the attackers now, so we will need more efficient tools and
advanced technologies to balance the equation to make DDoS defense more
effective and economical,” said Chris Rodriguez, research manager,
cybersecurity products. “A10 Networks is advancing the economics of DDoS
security by leveraging machine learning and advanced heuristics to
create that balance.”

DDoS Protection Powered by Machine Learning

A10 Networks’ ZAP is comprised of two components: dynamic attack pattern
recognition by a machine learning algorithm and heuristic behavior
analysis recognition to dynamically identify anomalous behavior and
block attacking agents. ZAP works in conjunction with A10 Networks’
adaptive DDoS security model and its five-level adaptive policy
mitigation engines to provide a complete in-depth defense system. This
comprehensive approach blocks DDoS attacks while protecting legitimate
users from indiscriminate collateral damage typically associated with
traditional DDoS protection methods.

The ZAP policies can be enforced by a combination of hardware and
software. Thunder SPE (Security and Policy Engine) appliances can serve
up to 100,000 ZAP policies at line rate and the remaining ZAP policies
can be served by software. This provides superior mitigation performance
over the traditional software only solution, enabling superior response
time and scalability.

In today’s climate with the dramatic increase in polymorphic
multi-vector attacks and the chronic shortage of qualified security
professionals, enterprises and service providers need intelligently
automated defenses that can accomplish tasks autonomously,” said Lee
Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. “Manual interventions are not only
resource-intensive but too slow and ineffective, resulting in a greater
potential of network downtime and high cost to the organization.”

A10 Networks provides the highest performance with 500 Gbps of
protection in a single one-rack unit (RU) appliance, leading automation
capabilities with ZAP and five-level adaptive policy, and actionable
DDoS weapons threat intelligence for a complete multi-modal defense in
depth solution.

A10 Networks Thunder TPS with ZAP is available now.

Meet A10 Networks at Upcoming Events

– London, June 4-6
Visit stand F285 to learn
about the company’s latest product enhancements and hear company
representatives speak at this session: Automated
Defenses for DDoS
– June 6 at 2:30 p.m. GMT

Webinar: The
State of DDoS Attacks Against Service Providers
– Tuesday,
June 11

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m.
GMT, A10 Networks is participating in a webinar that provides an
overview of the current state of DDoS attacks. Jim Hodges, principal
analyst from Heavy Reading, Dr. Larry Ponemon, the founder of the
Ponemon Institute and Paul Nicholson, senior director, product marketing
at A10 Networks, will provide deeper insight into the key findings of
this report and the implications for service providers. Register here.

Security and Risk Management Summit
– National Harbor, MD,
June 17-20

Visit booth 939 and hear company representatives
speak at this session: The State of DDoS Weapons and Applying Zero-day
Automated Protection – June 19 at 10:45 a.m. ET

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A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) provides Reliable Security Always™, with a
range of high-performance application networking solutions that help
organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks
remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10
Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally
with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com and @A10Networks.

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