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"We can keep track of all the customer's requirements. We can forecast our trails and we can forecast our overall financial things.""The primary benefit that we see from their systems is that their filtering technology has the ability to detect and drop the malicious traffic from the legitimate traffic with a high success rate. That, in combination with the very small effort needed to manage their systems, are the two most important benefits to us.""We selected the solution because of its programmable automated defense using RESTful API. We didn't want to connect to the box. We wanted to be able to do some automation. We wanted to have our own portal because we wanted to connect our customers to our own UI using the A10 API. It has been good and exactly what we need.""Based on previous equipment that we had, it's amazing that this device can do what it can do in a 1U form factor. The devices that we have right now have never gone over capacity and we've actually mitigated some pretty large attacks.""The solution has reduced the amount of manual intervention required during an attack. We have the inline solution and when it comes to the customers that we have on it, it has saved us some troubleshooting time.""The response time to an attack is instant. We've used some outsourced solutions in the past, out in the cloud, that weren't so quick. But it's all within our control now. We control how fast it mitigates.""The GUI is very use-friendly. You can configure it through CLI or GUI, they give you an option to choose. It's a good solution in terms of the appliance itself. It's very light compared to other brands that offer DDoS solutions."

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"The most valuable feature of Cloudflare is that it has a free version. They give us the free version with the anti-DDoS features and also the load balancing solution.""The technical support is good.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data."

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"I would like for them to develop an advanced reporting feature.""The upgrade process for the boxes is not efficient. We have to go through the A10 aGalaxy where we have issues, like timeouts. They told me it was fixed in the latest version, but I tried to do it on the Portal and it is not working all the time.""We currently do not use the solution's machine-learning-powered Zero-day Automated Protection because of an issue with it... We also use the aGalaxy platform, which is a management platform for the TPS devices. The issue is that some TPS features were added at the TPS level but weren't carried over to aGalaxy, and we manage all of our devices through aGalaxy. So we can't actually use some of the new features that are available on the TPS because that functionality doesn't exist in aGalaxy. That is one of my biggest complaints.""If there's one aspect of A10 that needs improvement it would be the training. All of their training is done online, at least in what we've been exposed to. I would like to have a classroom environment for training... It would give [people] a chance to provision it.""The last issue we had to contact them about was just a question of a false-positive. The A10 system wasn't supposed to decide what is a false-positive. So if we send it good traffic, it's supposed to just pass that good traffic through. But we opened this last ticket because the A10 did block some of the good traffic. Their support had to tweak it a little bit, but it wasn't anything that took a long time.""They have a cloud scrubbing feature that redirects the traffic if the on-prem appliance can't accommodate a large amount of traffic but it's not available where we are."

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"If they improve on the placement of their data centers, it would be better. I'm living in a remote area. I would like to connect to them without any kind of lag.""The product support needs to be accessible from more places, a wider area of coverage.""It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""Technical support is lacking."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The financials are always a challenge with this type of technology. That's not really a product-functionality thing but it's the area where we push A10 the most.""We had a customer who was down for six hours and the loss of revenue for him was three times the price he was paying for us per year. The customer just said, "I don't care about paying you because on only one attack I saved money. It's three times better than losing money."""Pricing was much higher with Arbor (APS) for the same type of solution.""Pricing is very reasonable."

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"There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.""The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The GUI is very use-friendly. You can configure it through CLI or GUI, they give you an option to choose. It's a good solution in terms of the appliance itself. It's very light compared to other… more »
Top Answer: The A10 aGalaxy management system provides centralized management of Thunder TPS systems and policies, orchestrates detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks, and delivers a single-pane-of-glass view… more »
Top Answer: One of the largest persistent threats to service uptime is Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS). The networking industry and business analysts are seeing a trend in increasing DDoS attacks… more »
Top Answer: Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
Top Answer: Imperva Incapsula. Has the biggest POP capacity.
Top Answer: It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.
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Overview

The Thunder TPS is a family of high-performance DDoS defense solutions that detect and mitigate multi-vector DDoS attacks. Unlike traditional DDoS defenses that leave a wake of collateral damage against users, Thunder TPS applies a source-based defense-in-depth mitigation pipeline. This multimodal defense that includes actionable DDoS weapons intelligence, operator definable adaptive policies, and machine learning-powered Zero-Day Automated Protection (ZAP) blocks attackers while protecting real users.

The Thunder TPS is uniquely suited for communication service providers, online gaming, and enterprise network operators who protect large networks and need compact solutions with faster response from a fully automated, zero-touch defense during an attack.

Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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DDoS defense solution trusted for more than 200 service providers, online gaming, and enterprises including; Bungie, Comcast, KDDI Corporation, Leaseweb, Microsoft Azure, NTT Docomo, Softbank, Turkcell Superonline, Verizon and more. Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
University9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Engineering Company15%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Thunder TPS vs. Cloudflare and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
457,459 professionals have used our research since 2012.

A10 Thunder TPS is ranked 6th in DDoS with 7 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 1st in DDoS with 6 reviews. A10 Thunder TPS is rated 8.8, while Cloudflare is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of A10 Thunder TPS writes "Enabled us to ramp off our upstream cloud-scrubbing provider and handle all attacks on our own". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". A10 Thunder TPS is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Radware DefensePro, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection, Imperva Incapsula and Corero, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai, Arbor DDoS and F5 BIG-IP. See our A10 Thunder TPS vs. Cloudflare report.

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