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A10 Networks Selected to Deploy Pilot Network for Major Japanese Mobile Carrier's 5G Network Rollout With 5G-GiLAN Solution


(NYSE:ATEN), a 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 their 5G pilot network, to complement the massive
capacity demands of their existing mobile network and help lay the
foundation for the mobile carrier's 5G production network, expected to
become commercially available beginning in 2020.

A10 Networks has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with this
customer, who has previously deployed our solutions to deliver a variety
of security and networking services, such as application delivery, IPv4
preservation/IPv6 migration technologies, DDoS protection and Threat
Intelligence. A10's expanded relationship includes the Thunder CFW
Gi/SGi firewall 5G-GiLANTM solution to scale and secure its
GiLAN, and which will serve as the backbone network for data
communication services of the carrier's 5G network.

"We continue to work very closely with global carriers to enable them to
lead the way with their 5G rollouts. This is demonstrating our trusted
partnership and continued leadership to help carriers accelerate network
transformation to 5G," said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. "The A10
Thunder CFW provides service providers with a highly scalable,
consolidated and secure 5G-GiLAN solution for a comprehensive network
defense, with automation for improved business agility, faster network
rollout and overall reduction of TCO."

The customer selected the A10
CFW 5G-GiLAN solution to accelerate its 5G pilot deployment
due to:

  • Comprehensive 5G mobile core protection with the A10 Thunder CFW's
    GiFW and CGNAT
  • Ease-of-use and simplified operations through consolidated functions
    and intuitive management
  • High performance to scale to 5G demands and 100GbE interface support

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 Tunneling 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

Thunder CFW
provides a consolidated and secure 5G-GiLAN solution for
an effective defense 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

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