A10 teams up with ThreatSTOP on ADC, DDoS

Threat-intelligence feed to provide ‘near real-time’ reputational data to A10 Thunder products

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A10 teams up with ThreatSTOP on ADC, DDoS Kapoor: When it comes to network security, more knowledge equals more power.
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 15, 2015

Application network specialist A10 Networks today announced it has partnered with security software vendor ThreatSTOP on a threat intelligence service.

"The A10 Threat Intelligence Service augments the application security portfolio of A10's Thunder ADC [application delivery controller] and TPS [threat protection system] products to protect customer applications and users from cyber threats, including outside-in and inside-out attacks," A10 said in a statement.

ThreatSTOP will provide a threat-intelligence feed in "near real time" and A10 said the service would be used to prevent data theft, reduce network load and minimise the "attack surface".

"Cyber-attacks are very difficult to identify as both attack methods and source locations vary greatly, and on-premise security solutions cannot take investigative action until organisations have been struck by malicious traffic," A10 said. "Identifying threats not only requires prolonged exposure to the threat, but also significant computing and extensive personnel resources to analyse correctly."

The A10 Threat Intelligence Service is designed to "combine and enhance" reputation data from over three dozen security intelligence sources that chart malware activity on the public Internet, including DShield, abuse.ch, and Shadowserver, to help A10's Thunder ADC and TPS to recognise and block traffic from known attack sources.

"Our goal is to enable our customers to deliver an amazing application experience that is not only fast, always on and personalised, but also safe and secure," said Sanjay Kapoor, VP, Global Marketing at A10 Networks.

"When it comes to network security, more knowledge equals more power, and proactively blocking connections from known attackers prevents our customers from becoming cyber victims. We selected ThreatSTOP because of its experience and track record in delivering effective feeds and, as a result, have significantly enhanced our threat smart solutions."

A10's Threat Intelligence Service will be available for Thunder ADC and Thunder TPS products in the third quarter.

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