A10 Networks expands Thunder portfolio with low-latency solutions for financial applications 

A10 Networks expands Thunder portfolio with low-latency solutions for financial applications

Secure application services company, A10 Networks has broadened its Thunder Series™ portfolio of hardware appliances with low-latency solutions that help latency-sensitive financial institutions and enterprises overall, the company has announced.

The portfolio additions include a solution that reduces latency and enhances security for high frequency trading (HFT) and financial environments, and two entry-level A10 Thunder Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) for enterprise customers.

Financial institutions have specific application delivery needs, especially those that deal in latency-sensitive transactions and high-frequency trading (HFT), where time truly is money and any delay can negatively affect profitability.

In the financial world, fractions of a second matter. Sluggish infrastructure and poor application performance can make the difference between material gains and losses. This puts intense pressure on financial institutions and HFT environments to process transactions at high rates of speed with low latency and jitter.

And it goes without saying that when financial and sensitive data is involved, security is of the utmost importance.

For businesses where fractions of a second matter and low latency equals cost-efficiency, A10 Networks today broadened its Thunder Series portfolio of hardware appliances to include A10 Thunder 3745, a new application delivery controller designed specifically for financial institutions and low latency environments.

Two New ADCs for Small, Midsized and Large Distributed Enterprises

A10 is also adding the Thunder 940 and Thunder 1040 ADC models to its Thunder line of appliances, which are ideally suited for the secure application delivery needs of enterprise customers. The appliances offer nearly twice the performance at a lower cost than the leading competitor, providing an efficient data center design that consumes less power, cooling, and rack space.

Thunder 940 ADC and Thunder 1040 ADC expand the cost-efficient choices for enterprises and deliver compact yet powerful 1 RU designs that take up less space, consume less energy and require less cooling.

The A10 Thunder 1040 features A10’s third-generation SSL processors that provide up to twice the performance of comparable products from competitors. The SSL processors offload compute-intensive SSL/TLS processing from web servers with highly secure and compute-intensive advanced encryption standards like Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) with Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS).

As businesses face the challenge of addressing current encryption and decryption needs while planning for the future, A10’s third-generation SSL processors help customers avoid the inherent performance hit resulting from SSL/TLS solutions, delivering processing power to handle the most advanced encrypted traffic generated by today’s modern applications and devices.

Solution highlights include:

A10 Thunder 3745 for Low Latency

    • Mean Latency: 2-3 µs, Max Latency: 4 µs, Jitter: 1 µs, concurrent NAT translations: 128,000
    • Specification highlights: SPE with FPGA, 1 RU, xx1GbE, 4x10GbE, 6 cores
    • Feature highlights: DPI, L7 traffic steering, header insertion, ACLs, High-scale dual NAT

A10 Thunder 940

    • Performance: 10 Gbps of application throughput
    • Specification highlights: 1 RU, 5x1GbE, 4x10GbE, Intel communications processor

A10 Thunder 1040

  • Performance: 15 Gbps of application throughput
  • Specification highlights: 1 RU, 5x1GbE, 4x10GbE, Intel communications processor, 3rd generation SSL processor model option

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