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Find out what your peers are saying about A10 Thunder TPS vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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 can keep track of all the customer's requirements. We can forecast our trails and we can forecast our overall financial things.
The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.
All of our traffic has to pass through the appliance, so we can very quickly mitigate the attack. This is a very valuable feature. On top of that, it's not only volumetric attack protection that the solution offers, but also layer 7 attack protection as well.
The DDoS protection that the solution provides is its most valuable feature.
A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks.
With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era.
A valuable feature is the speed of signature updates.
SSL-based mitigation from DDoS attacks is good from their side. They are capable of preventing SSL-based attacks with certifications and everything loaded onto them.
It has not gone down for a quite long time. It's working fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would like for them to develop an advanced reporting feature.
I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.
The solution needs a bit more functionality. It would be good if DefensePro could have anti-bot functionalities in order to stop bots like web scrapers from getting onto our customers’ network.
I had some trouble in the registration account prior to deployment, but it was fixed. They were not very fast or responsive, however. It took about one week to resolve the issue.
It could incorporate more intelligence for reacting with web site visitors.
Radware DefensePro requires a continuous learning process. Using this technology, we can improve our network. Based on the different attack mechanisms, we use Radware DefensePro to provide security for our clients' networks very effectively.
If they would go to a cloud-based approach, that would give much more flexibility in terms of working with them.
They should add artificial intelligence to the platform. It is currently missing the machine learning piece.
I would like to see better implementation of a zero-day attack implementation strategy with self-mitigation.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Pricing is very reasonable.
Pricing was much higher with Arbor (APS) for the same type of solution.
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."
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.
The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform.
It is sort of middle-of-the-road for this type of solution.
The product's pricing is a good value.
The cost for maintenance is cheaper because the majority of the deployments using the solution are in areas where cost of maintenance is also lower.
Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated.
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Also Known As
|"Radware Defense Pro"|
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.
DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.
Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.
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Comms Service Provider33%
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm11%
Marketing Services Firm6%