TechValidate Research on A10 Networks

A10 Networks Case Study

Small Business Security Products & Services Company


This case study of a small business security products & services company is based on a January 2020 survey of A10 Networks customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select A10 Networks:

  • Primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks:
    • To protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
    • To protect users from advanced security threats

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of A10 Networks that the surveyed company uses:

  • Owns the following A10 products:
    • Thunder ADC (Application Delivery and Load Balancing)
    • Thunder TPS (DDoS Protection)
    • Thunder SSLi (Outbound TLS/SSL Decryption)
    • AGalaxy Management (DDoS Protection Management)
  • Uses the following in conjunction with A10 products:
    • DNS servers
    • Web servers / Web application servers
    • ERP applications
    • Microsoft Skype for Business or Lync
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SharePoint


The surveyed company achieved the following results with A10 Networks:

  • Accomplished the following using A10 products:
    • Reduced costs for the IT infrastructure
    • Improved network security posture
  • Replaced the following vendors/solutions with A10 products:
    • F5 Networks
    • Citrix Systems
    • Arbor Networks
  • Realized a positive ROI after 24 months after using A10 products.
  • Estimates improvements in the following areas:
    • Increased performance: 25% to 49%
    • Lowered OpEx: 75% or more
    • lowered CapEx: 75% or more
  • Rates the following from A10 when compared to competitive products:
    • Features: much better
    • Performance/scalability: superior
    • Usability/deployment speed: not as good
    • Reliability: better
    • Quality of support: the same

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of A10 Networks by TechValidate.

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