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Bruce Boardman
Real User
Network Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 12 2020

What is most valuable?

We use the fixed NAT feature. Students sometimes download copyrighted material which they're not supposed to, or do things they're not supposed to, then we need to be able… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has freed up a lot of our IP space and has been extremely reliable. We have set it up in a high availability scenario, testing it many times. It has been absolutely… more»

What needs improvement?

They don't track concurrent port usage. We have to do that in another way and it's not a very clean way. That is something that I know they could do, but they don't. I… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost to buy it initially was a single purchase price. This was a cost for the hardware and software, but we got a year of service with it. Annually, we pay them a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used things here and there, but we didn't do anything to this scale previously. We put our toes in the water with an earlier product from A10 that worked, then we… more»

What other advice do I have?

It handles everything that I ask it to do. I would totally recommend this as a method to alleviate IP address exhaustion. I would give it a nine (out of 10). The… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked into open source and Cisco. We went with A10 Networks because: * It was attractively priced. * It had all the features that we needed. * It was relatively… more»

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What is A10 Networks Thunder CGN?

Extend IPv4 Connectivity
Solve IPv4 address exhaustion and extend the life of an IPv4 network infrastructure with carrier-grade NAT to ensure critical applications and services are always available and reliable.

Manage IPv6 Migration
Enable a smooth transition to IPv6 by supporting translation and tunneling between IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Reduce TCO
High performance in a compact form factor results in lower OPEX and CAPEX through efficient rack space usage, lower power consumption and reduced cooling requirements.