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Wick Hill Now Shipping A10 Networks' Web Application Firewall, With ICSA Labs Certification

Thunder and AX WAFs Pass Rigorous Testing

Woking, Surrey: 4th August 2014 - Wick Hill is now shipping A10 Network's Thunder and AX Series application delivery controllers (ADCs), with web application firewall (WAF) version 2.1 certification from ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon which offers vendor-neutral testing and certification.

A10 Thunder and AX Series ADC products are high-performance application delivery controllers that enable customers' applications to be highly available, accelerated and secure. A10 Thunder ADC advanced security features include WAF, DNS Application Firewall (DAF), Application Access Management (AAM) for authentication, SSL Intercept (SI), and more. The product line is built on A10's Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) platform, with the Symmetric Scalable Multi-Core Processing (SSMP) software architecture -- delivering high performance and a variety of deployment options for dedicated, hosted, or cloud data centers.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of A10 distributor Wick Hill, commented: "We are seeing significant growth around ADCs and these certifications will further cement A10's leading position in this market."

Brian Monkman, technology programs manager at ICSA Labs, said: "Products that ICSA Labs reviews must endure rigorous testing that's challenging for many vendors. By achieving WAF certification, A10 Networks demonstrated that its ADC networking solutions successfully met our security testing standards."

The A10 ADC solutions were installed in an ICSA Labs environment designed to mimic and represent a real-world deployment of a web application firewall. ICSA Labs Network Security analysts ran an increasingly sophisticated suite of web attacks, penetration tests, and scans against a set of websites protected by the A10 ADC solutions to verify WAF functionality.

During the simulation, lab analysts also verified that the A10 ADC solutions were not susceptible to commonly known vulnerabilities or exploits. This includes attacks targeting buffer overflow, cross site scripting (XSS), cross site request forgery (CSRF), improper input validation session mismanagement and information leakage.

ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. ICSA Labs tests WAF products against a standard, yet evolving set of criteria composed of both functional and assurance requirements.

The 2.1 version of the ICSA Labs certification criteria accommodates the evolution and different functional requirements of today's web application firewall market. The goal of ICSA Labs is to significantly increase user and enterprise trust in information security products and solutions.

The certification report for A10 Networks is available at the ICSA Labs website via the following link:

www.icsalabs.com/sites/default/files/A10_AXThunder_WAF_Report_20140529_0.pdf

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is part of the Wick Hill Group, based in Woking, Surrey with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training facilities. For more information about Wick Hill, please visit www.wickhill.com/company/company-profile or www.twitter.com/wickhill

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) is a leader in application networking, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the largest enterprise, service provider and hyperscale web providers around the world. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: www.a10networks.com

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and ISO 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit www.ICSAlabs.com and www.ICSAlabs.com/blogs for more information.

A10 Networks, A10 Thunder, vThunder, ACOS, aCloud, aFleX, aXAPI, aVCS, Virtual Chassis, AX, SoftAX, and aFlow are trademarks or registered trademarks of A10 Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

ENDS

For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 01326 318212, email pr@wickhill.com. For pic of Ian Kilpatrick, please contact Annabelle Brown or download from www.wickhill.com/company/press/pictures. For reader queries, contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600. Web www.wickhill.com

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