A10 Networks Unveils ACOS 4.0, Enabling Next-Generation Cloud Architectures for Rapid SDN and NFV Integration

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of application networking, has announced the release of ACOS 4.0 – with significant new features and capabilities, including A10 Harmony, an architecture that lays the foundation of a rapid services integration platform for enterprise, cloud, and service provider networks.

With A10 Harmony, developers would be able to integrate intelligent application networking services more easily with high-performance A10 Thunder Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). Enhancements also include the addition of Secure Interconnect IPsec VPN, SSL Insight, Application Access Management (AAM) and Web Application Firewall (WAF).

In ACOS 4.0, A10 Harmony accelerates service integration and manageability through open and standards-based programmability. A10 Harmony leverages the ACOS platform with well-known open standards. The new A10 Harmony Policy Engine provides the intelligence, efficiency and scale required for solving next-generation problems.


In addition, the expanded aXAPI SDK and RESTful APIs within the A10 Harmony architecture enable effective provisioning, telemetry for rich analytics and comprehensive security for application networking and security development. The programmability and services integration can be leveraged by high-performance cloud, virtual or physical Thunder ADC appliances to rapidly deliver rich application networking services.

a10-networksDemonstrating the advanced services A10 Harmony empowers, ACOS 4.0 introduces Secure Cloud Interconnect with hyper-scale performance IPsec VPN and would offer significantly enhanced SSL Insight, WAF, and AAM features. Because of the ACOS 4.0 policy engine, A10 can accelerate development and swiftly create consistent API, CLI and web management interfaces supported by advanced telemetry. A10 customers and partners will be able to take advantage of ACOS 4.0 and A10 Harmony architecture to integrate their own advanced networking, security, and management services. 

“ACOS 4.0 is our most significant release since the launch of the 64-bit version of ACOS,” said Lee Chen, CEO of A10 Networks. “ACOS 4.0 with A10 Harmony ushers in a new era of SDN and cloud computing; it lays the foundation for next-generation SDN ADC and paves the way for programmable intelligent application and security services.”

Key benefits of A10 Networks’ ACOS 4.0 release would include:

  • A10 Harmony allows enterprises to rapidly and consistently integrate third-party services and prototype, test and provision new applications. Organizations can consolidate application networking and security on a unified platform. Enterprises can deploy on-demand services for applications in different cloud consumption models.
  • Private and public cloud hosting providers can ensure consistent security and application policy enforcement as workloads move across multi-tenant shared environments. Integration with orchestration and SDN platforms allows service insertion and granular security according to tenant-defined or provider-defined policies. Agile configuration of dynamic security policies allows Secure Cloud Interconnect between different cloud domains.
  • Service providers can select virtualized network functions from their choice of vendors to derive efficiencies from commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Integration with open, standards-based orchestration platforms and management tools simplify network operations. A unified platform allows dynamic resource and service allocation per tenant, maximizing infrastructure utilization.

Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, California, and serves customers globally with offices worldwide.

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