A10 Networks Thunder SSLi Scalability

Chris Cummings
Director of Information Technology at Klein Independent School District
It has met all of our mean needs. We are now looking for other ways to leverage it. As we consolidate our infrastructure and move toward a more efficient way of doing business, we're always looking for ways we can leverage the A10 in other ways: everything from load balancing to web application firewall. Outside of our immediate needs, there's nothing the equipment or system hasn't been able to do at the moment. As far as scalability, it meets our needs and our foreseeable needs. We currently have over 53,000 students and 6500 staff that can sometimes balloon up to 7000. We have over 80,000 endpoints. We support a one-to-one initiative where students are issued devices that they take home, but are connected to our network. These number in over 35,000. It's a very robust environment. It is paramount to have that single pane of glass with up to two million concurrent SSL sessions. It would be a management issue just being able to deal with that sheer volume at the enterprise level that we work at with the number of resources available to our department if we did not have that capacity. View full review »
Kenneth Murray
Data Center Network Engineer at Bridgeton Board of Education and Public Schools
It's definitely scalable. However, there are inherent limitations based upon the particular organization. If you're a relatively small organization like ours, the amount of traffic that we generate is good for the device version that we have. However, we did have experience with the version that is less powerful than the one we have now, and that device could not handle our environment. So there are definitely environmental concerns that you have to take into consideration before you select and purchase one of the A10 appliances. You need to make sure that you have enough power for the amount of traffic that you're going to be supporting. View full review »
Enterprise Security Manager at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have very new boxes and we did a good job of sizing with the A10 team and our partner. It seems like it will serve us for three years, that we can go with these boxes for that long. We haven't had any scaling issues. We will likely increase our usage because only A10 can support our SSL operations requirements with security devices. Other vendors don't support the same things that A10 does. View full review »
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