A10 Networks Introduces Thunder TPS 3.1
Nov 25 14
A10 Networks announced its Thunder TPS Release 3.1. Thunder TPS 3.1 offers customers a fully programmable policy engine via the regex or enhanced aFleX commands, extends new advanced DDoS mitigation capabilities to block additional attacks such as the recent POODLE attack, and provides advanced rate-limiting for granular Layer 4-7 control to enable best-in-class mitigation. Another benefit of Thunder TPS 3.1 includes comprehensive detection capabilities with access to over 400 global, destination-specific and behavioral counters, to eliminate false positives. These granular forensics protect applications and networks while they remain highly available. Significant visibility enhancements expose enhanced traffic details to provide a comprehensive understanding of regular and anomalous traffic patterns. The enhanced easy-to-use GUI provides dashboard, incident and rich report views, which can be analyzed to improve any DDoS protection strategy. Thunder TPS 3.1 new and enhanced functionality includes: Programmability: Policy Engine provides a fully programmable centralized configuration and management engine along with access to system states and statistics to simplify enforcement of advanced application and security policies; Regular Expressions (regex) quickly matches a search pattern to an incoming packet and enforce policy; Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) defines custom filters. This format is widely used in packet capture tools such as tcpdump or Wireshark; Enhanced aFleX TCL-based scripting functionality provides additional options to create customized policies. Mitigation: Advanced rate limiting with configurable over-limit actions for TCP, UDP, HTTP and DNS to regulate the rate limit per TCP or UDP connection for granular control; Enhanced protection against TLS/SSL vulnerabilities such as the recent POODLE attack, as well as SSL authentication to validate whether clients are legitimate or part of a botnet; MPLS protection allows Thunder TPS to inspect MPLS encapsulated traffic; High-performance Network Address Translation (NAT) support as an alternate to tunneling technologies for transporting clean traffic to other network areas; Detection: Expanded packet statistics provide enhanced traffic visibility by offering over 400 global, destination-specific and behavioral counters. Counters are available through the GUI or the CLI; High-speed statistics export enables granular packet statistics to be exported at high speed to third-party analytic devices, using sFlow and NetFlow based protocols. Technology partners such as FlowTraq and Genie can now receive more data to enhance traffic analysis; Passive mode deployment allows deployment without affecting ongoing packet flows. Visibility: Enhanced logging functionality including the common event format (CEF) open log management standard, increasing cross-platform support; Enhanced GUI allows for detailed overviews of network statistics, reports, and an easy-to-use interface to define and edit policies.
A10 Networks, Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2014
Oct 30 14
A10 Networks, Inc. announced unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Total revenue for the third quarter was $43.4 million, compared with $39.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter 2014 GAAP net loss attributable to common stockholders was $12.3 million or $0.21 per diluted share compared with a net loss of 3.5 million or $0.38 per share in the third quarter of 2013. Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2014 was $8.8 million or $0.15 per share, compared with non-GAAP net loss of $1.6 million or $0.03 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013. Loss from operations was $11,369,000 against $1,070,000 for the same period of last year. Loss before provision for income taxes was $12,071,000 against $2,542,000 for the same period of last year. Third quarter revenue was negatively impacted by lower revenue from North America service provider customers, longer than expected close cycles for deals awarded to A10 and a lengthening sales cycle for some select large enterprise deals.
For the nine months, total revenue was $134,305,000 against $99,538,000 for the same period of last year. Loss from operations was $16,378,000 against $18,027,000 for the same period of last year. Loss before provision for income taxes was $17,955,000 against $20,909,000 for the same period of last year. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $19,852,000 against $22,283,000 for the same period of last year. Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders was $0.45 against $2.43 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net loss was $17,361,000 against $11,342,000 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.31 against $0.23 for the same period of last year. Net cash used in operating activities was $13,521,000 against $20,663,000 for the same period of last year. Purchases of property and equipment was $5,380,000 against $2,876,000 for the same period of last year.
The company expect fourth quarter revenue to be in the range of $41 million to $45 million. At the midpoint, this represents a 2% year-over-year increase in revenue and brings its expected full year growth to between 24% and 27%. It expects to report a non-GAAP net loss between $0.14 and $0.20 per share, using approximately 61 million shares on a basic and diluted basis.
A10 Networks Appoints Gunter Reiss as Vice President of Strategic Alliances
Oct 28 14
A10 Networks announced the appointment of Gunter Reiss as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. In this role, Reiss will oversee business development activities, including strategic alliances and technology partnerships, as well as OEM relationships. Reiss joins the company at a time of significant interest by customers, channel partners, and technology companies in the Thunder portfolio, including the ADC (application delivery controller), CGN (carrier grade networking) and new Thunder TPS (threat protection system) DDoS mitigation solutions. Reiss joins A10 Networks from Ericsson, where during his 21-year tenure, he most recently served as vice president of business development and strategy for product area IP & Broadband, based in the Silicon Valley region of California.