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"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 service fee, but it's not much money.""The FlexPool consumption-based licensing model has the ability to spin up VMs as needed for NAT, as well as their ADC, which is their load balancing stuff. We are considering that, as that is a pretty attractive feature."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are its ease of use and deployment, and being able to collapse several solutions into a single solution, all contained within a single bit of hardware and software.
Top Answer: Costs in addition to the standard fees are the maintenance and support, yearly which is not atypical.
Top Answer: There was only one feature that we found was unavailable which required a workaround that is now in place (IPv6 NATing for a specialized reason).
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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.

BIG-IP CGNAT helps you manage your network in a variety of ways.

Translation and tunneling
Deploy NAT44, NAT64, XLAT464, DS-Lite, Mapping of Address and Port (MAP), and more.

Enable any service to run on any blade.

Combine it with BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) to protect your network against threats that enter via the most widely deployed protocols.

Gain comprehensive connection monitoring across your network.

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A10 Networks Thunder CGN is ranked 1st in Carrier Grade Network Address Translation with 2 reviews while BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) is ranked 2nd in Carrier Grade Network Address Translation. A10 Networks Thunder CGN is rated 9.0, while BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder CGN writes "Extremely reliable; freeing up a lot of our IP space". On the other hand, A10 Networks Thunder CGN is most compared with , whereas BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) is most compared with Junos Address Aware, Nokia Virtualized Service Router and Fortinet FortiCarrier.

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