TechValidate Research on A10 Networks

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A10 Thunder Series Customer Research

84% of A10 Networks Customers Achieved ROI in 24 Months or Less

When did you first realize a positive return-on-investment (ROI) with your A10 product?

Within 18-24 months: 84%
After 24 months: 16%

A10 Networks Customer Research

97% of Customers Confirm Ease of Integration

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN future proof feature, easy integration with future network evolution plans, i.e., 5G, NFV, MEC, edge, telco cloud, and cloud native, compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 27%
Superior: 49%
Better: 22%
Not better: 3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Whopping 92% of A10 Thunder CGN Customers Say Its APIs Better Than Competition

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN robust APIs for integration with existing tools compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 22%
Superior: 46%
Better: 24%
Not better: 8%

A10 Networks Customer Research

97% of Thunder CGN Customers Say Its Flexibility and Implementation Speed is Better Than the Competition

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN flexibility and speed of implementation compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 32%
Superior: 50%
Better: 16%
Not better: 3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Meeting SLAs, Security Threat Protection, and Cost Reductions are Key ADC Purchase Drivers

What were your primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks?

Meet availability and uptime SLAs
43%
Protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
31%
Reduce operating and hardware costs
31%
Consolidate networking equipment (e.g. ADC, SLB, NAT, FW, etc.)
29%
Deploy new and / or differentiated services
29%
Support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
27%
New deployment / No previous solution
17%
Protect users from advanced security threats
11%
Support cloud computing initiatives
10%
Consolidate server requirements
9%
Due to the impact of specific security incidents
1%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Support for Edge Computing

When asked to rate the importance of the ability to support a distributed / edge architecture when selecting a solution to support their production (customer-facing) network, organizations said:

Extremely important: 42%
Important: 47%
Somewhat important: 11%
Not important: 0%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Improved Network Performance and Latency

When asked to rate how valuable A10 Thunder CGN is in their ability to improve network performance or latency, organizations said:

Extremely valuable: 41%
Valuable: 41%
Somewhat valuable: 15%
Not valuable: 3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

100% of Customers Say A10 Preserves Existing IPv4 Investment

When asked to rate how valuable A10 Thunder CGN is in their ability to manage or preserve existing investment in IPv4 infrastructure, organizations said:

Extremely valuable: 49%
Valuable: 41%
Somewhat valuable: 10%
Not valuable: 0%

A10 Networks Customer Research

100% of A10 Thunder CGN Customers Say It Provides DDoS Protection

When asked to rate how valuable A10 Thunder CGN is in their ability to protect the iP address pools from DDoS attacks, organizations said:

Extremely valuable: 46%
Valuable: 30%
Somewhat valuable: 24%
Not valuable: 0%

A10 Networks Customer Research

95% of A10 Customers Reduce Data Center Footprint

When asked to rate how valuable A10 Thunder CGN is in their ability to reduce the footprint, i.e., space, power, cooling, required in data center, organizations said:

Extremely valuable: 39%
Valuable: 34%
Somewhat valuable: 21%
Not valuable: 5%

A10 Networks Customer Research

92% of A10 Thunder CGN Customers Achieve Positive ROI in 3-6 Months

When asked to rate how valuable A10 Thunder CGN is in their ability to realize a positive ROI within 3-6 months after deploying A10, organizations said:

Extremely valuable: 24%
Valuable: 41%
Somewhat valuable: 27%
Not valuable: 8%

A10 Networks Customer Research

100% of Latin American A10 Customers Say Its Performance and Scalability is Better Than Competition

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN performance and scalability compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations affirm:

Best in class: 60%
Superior: 27%
Better: 13%
Not better: 0%

A10 Networks Customer Research

100% of Customers Surveyed Confirm Reliability

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN reliability compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 50%
Superior: 32%
Better: 18%
Not better: 0%

A10 Networks Customer Research

97% of Customers Surveyed Certify Flexibility and Implementation Speed

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN flexibility and speed of implementation compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 32%
Superior: 50%
Better: 16%
Not better: 3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

97% Say Better Performance and Scalability

When asked to rate A10 Network’s Thunder CGN performance and scalability compared to other vendors/competitors they have evaluated or used, organizations said:

Best in class: 46%
Superior: 41%
Better: 11%
Not better: 3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

What were your primary reasons for purchasing A10 Networks Thunder CGN solution?

Support traffic growth
60%
Extend IPv4 pools
43%
Smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6
43%
Support availability, performance and quality-of-service SLAs
40%
Reduce costs
25%
Protect network and end users from advanced security threats
20%
Reduce footprint in distributed edge data center
15%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Increased Performance and Better Cost Savings with A10 Products

How much did your A10 product help in these areas?

75% or more 50% to 74% 25% to 49% 10% to 24% 10% or less

Increase performance
Lower OpEx
Lower CapEx

A10 Networks Customer Research

Improved Performance, and Reduced Costs with A10 Products

Which of the following have you accomplished with your A10 product?

Improved application delivery performance
47%
Increased network performance
40%
Reduced costs for your IT infrastructure
32%
Improved network security posture
29%
Improved the efficiency of a business process
29%
Improved disaster recovery capabilities
12%
Supported regulatory compliance requirements
10%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Networking Consolidation, SLAs, Reducing Costs, and Protection from Advanced Security Threats are Key Purchase Drivers

What were your primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks?

Consolidate networking equipment (e.g. ADC, SLB, NAT, FW, etc.)
31%
Meet availability and uptime SLAs
31%
Reduce operating and hardware costs
31%
Protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
30%
Deploy new and / or differentiated services
27%
Support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
22%
New deployment / No previous solution
18%
Protect users from advanced security threats
16%
Consolidate server requirements
8%
Support cloud computing initiatives
8%
Due to the impact of specific security incidents
3%

A10 Networks Customer Research

Most Frequently Replaced Competitors

Which of the following vendors/solutions did you replace with A10 products?

Cisco
36%
F5 Networks
32%
Brocade
7%
Citrix Systems (Netscaler)
7%
Barracuda Networks
5%
Radware
5%
Fortinet (or Coyote Point Systems)
4%
HAProxy
4%
KEMP Technologies
3%
Arbor Networks
1%

A10 Networks Customer Research

How would you rate your A10 product on the following capabilities when compared to competitive products?

Superior Much Better Better Same Not as Good

Performance/Scalability
Reliability
Quality of Support
Features
Usability/Deployment Speed

A10 Thunder Series Customer Research

A10 Thunder Capabilities Rate Better than the Competition

How would you rate your Thunder Series on the following capabilities when compared to competitive products?

Superior Much Better Better Same Not as Good

Features
Performance/Scalability
Usability/Deployment Speed
Reliability
Quality of Support

A10 Thunder Series Customer Research

Most Frequently Replaced Competitors

Which of the following vendors/solutions did you replace with Thunder Series products?

Cisco
34%
F5 Networks
33%
Brocade
9%
HAProxy
9%
Barracuda Networks
6%
Citrix Systems (Netscaler)
6%
KEMP Technologies
6%
NGINX
6%
Radware
6%
Coyote Point Systems
2%
Riverbed Technology
2%
Other
16%

Reducing Costs, Consolidation, SLAs, and New Services are Key ADC Purchase Drivers

What were your primary reasons for purchasing products from A10 Networks?

Reduce operating and hardware costs
53%
Consolidate networking equipment (e.g. ADC, SLB, NAT, etc.)
32%
Consolidate server requirements
12%
Deploy new and/or differentiated services
32%
Support cloud computing initiatives
8%
Protect servers and applications from advanced security threats
25%
Support performance and quality-of-service SLAs
25%
Meet availability and uptime SLAs
45%
New deployment/no previous solution
12%



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