A10 Networks Expands Its Security Portfolio to Bolster Zero Trust Architectures

A10 Networks has modified its solutions to help its clients meet and accelerate their zero trust strategies. Zero Trust removes implicit trust from information technology systems, and works on the principle of ‘never trust, always verify.’ It recognizes that external and internal threats are pervasive, and the de facto elimination of the traditional network perimeter demands a different security approach.

Photo Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO of A10 Networks
“Customers are facing unprecedented increases in both threats and vulnerabilities along with a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals,” said Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO of A10 Networks.

A10 Networks’ solutions are surely going to help security teams as a part of a strong Zero Trust architecture. It would help security teams in removing all the risks and become highly efficient.

Each and every device, application flow, network, and user should be checked to eliminate access privileges and other potential threat vectors. Multi-layered protection should incorporate controls from foundational visibility into encrypted traffic streams to stop infiltration from malware, ransomware, and other common attacks. It also provides application workload protection via segmentation, advanced user authorization, and verification. Moreover, the multi-layered protection would also offer sustainable user training in best practices to minimize risky behaviours.

Talking about the current scenario, Zero Trust has emerged as one of the major initiatives for various organizations. Gartner has observed that the term ‘zero trust’ has value as a simple way of describing a paradigm where implicit trust is removed from all of the computing infrastructures. Implicit trust is replaced with explicitly calculated, real-time adaptive trust levels for just-in-time and enough access to enterprise resources.

Modernize Network Security for Zero Trust

A10 Networks has made some considerable modifications to the security and infrastructure solutions to strengthen Zero Trust architectures for digital resiliency.

  • Real-time observability and central management – Oversight into the operational status and the ability to apply policy across multiple environments, including private, public, and cloud infrastructures, human error, reduce incident response times, and complexity. A10 Harmony applications with centralized analytics and management consist of granular access, IP tracing, and more application usage views.
  • Granular operational micro-segmentation – Network and infrastructure segmentation isolates flow and processes to reduce the attack surface and lateral movement. The A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform (MVP) on Dell Technologies offers strongly isolated instances, in addition to application delivery partitions (ADPs), efficient containerized instances, and other options to achieve operational isolations.
  • Infiltration visibility and protection – Network and end-point infiltration visibility and prevention are foundational in protecting against encrypted malware, ransomware, and other malicious activities. Augmented TSL/SSL inspection management and deployment capabilities are available to aid in operationalizing visibility.
  • Advanced user authorization and verification – User workload access protection restricts unauthorized and bot access with stronger identity access management (IAM) via multi-factor authentication (MFA) and new CAPTCHA capabilities now common on consumer websites. Organizations can also use application delivery capabilities as a bastion host, for external and internal users, to provide identity-based and context-based Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) policies with specific enforced access instead of full network or tunnel VPN access.
  • Automated DDoS protection – Application workload and infrastructure protection from escalating IoT, botnet, and amplification threats with Zero-day Attack Pattern Recognition, with the utilization of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) technologies and new packet watermarking effectively mitigate malicious and unauthorized access.

“Customers are facing unprecedented increases in both threats and vulnerabilities along with a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals,” said Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO of A10 Networks. “Now with threats crossing over into the physical domain, it is more critical than ever before to ensure safety, security and compliance. Service providers and enterprises are modernizing their security approaches as recommended by the Zero Trust security model to ensure digital resilience and successful business outcomes.”

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