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A10 Networks Introduces Multi-Cloud Secure Service Mesh Solution for Applications Deployed in Kubernetes


Integrated security, analytics and elastic load balancing is now
available for traffic to and between microservices

(NYSE:ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated
cybersecurity solutions, today announced availability of the A10
Secure Service Mesh
solution for applications deployed in
open-source Kubernetes container environments. The solution provides
teams deploying microservices applications with an easy, automated way
to integrate enterprise-grade security and load-balancing with
comprehensive application visibility and analytics.

A10's Secure Service Mesh is the first solution of its kind to protect
east-west traffic and transparently encrypt traffic between
microservices without requiring changes to those applications. The
result is a higher level of security and performance for
microservices-based applications.

"With the Secure Service Mesh solution, A10 continues to deliver on its
promise of intelligent automation and security for both modern
multi-cloud and traditional infrastructure," said Lee Chen, Founder and
CEO of A10 Networks. "Organizations are turning to containers for their
production applications to become agile and scalable in meeting the
demands of digital transformation. The A10 Secure Service Mesh is a
significant advancement for these environments."

Lightning ADC
, a containerized and lightweight load balancer and
proxy, is the primary component providing load balancing and security
capabilities. It works in an active-active cluster which is elastic and
scales up/down automatically with the scale of a Kubernetes cluster. The
same Lightning ADC cluster can be used for both North-South as well as
East-West traffic.

"While Kubernetes addresses challenges relating to application build and
deployment, organizations still face the daunting and often
time-consuming challenge of reliably delivering runtime security and
performance assurance in containerized microservices environments that
will only become more complex as they grow." said Brad Casemore, Vice
President of Research for Datacenter Networks, IDC. "A10 Networks
understands the considerable value that its customers can derive from
microservices, and that is why it has extended its portfolio with the
Secure Service Mesh, providing application traffic-management
capabilities that address the need for heightened security while
reducing the operational burden on application teams deploying runtime
Kubernetes applications."

The security solution between microservices includes enforcing
micro-segmentation policies for traffic between the services. The system
can also automatically encrypt traffic between services, further
increasing the privacy and security of those communications. Additional
security capabilities include rate-limiting application traffic to each
service, application DDoS and SSL/TLS offload.

The Secure Services Mesh solution includes the A10
Harmony controller
, which provides multi-cloud, centralized policy
management and also comprehensive metrics, logs and analytics providing
actionable insights for each microservice. These analytics include
end-to-end transaction latency, throughput, request rate, and other
real-time and historical metrics.

Traffic management capabilities in the A10
Secure Services Mesh
include automatic service discovery, health
monitoring, load balancing, URL/content switching, and support for
Blue-Green or Canary deployments.

None of these capabilities requires any change to the actual
applications and can be completely automated under the control of the
operations teams. This lowers the operational burden as the
microservices applications scale in usage and complexity. The A10 Secure
Services Mesh solution is tightly integrated with container management
systems like Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift.

"For applications deployed in a Kubernetes environment, east-west
traffic security is a prime concern," said Kamal Anand, Vice President
of Cloud, A10 Networks. "The A10 Secure Service Mesh elegantly addresses
security concerns without imposing any specific deployment model or
requiring any changes to applications. Per-service, application-layer
traffic analytics greatly help operations teams to optimize the
application as well as infrastructure and enhance the security and
delivery of their application."

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.

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or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and
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