SOURCE: FlowTraq


October 07, 2014 08:00 ET

FlowTraq Partners With A10 Networks to Speed, Automate DDoS Attack Detection and Mitigation

LEBANON, NH--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - Leading network security software provider FlowTraq announced today it has partnered with application networking company A10 Networks, to automate detection and speed mitigation of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, by providing a direct connection between FlowTraq and A10's Thunder TPS Threat Protection System.

The partnership, which combines FlowTraq's high volume network traffic analysis capabilities with A10's traffic shaping expertise, has yielded one of the industry's fastest automated DDoS mitigation solutions, positioned at a price point well below those of competitive alternatives.

The A10 Thunder™ TPS provides high-performance, network-wide protection against DDoS attacks, and enables service availability against a variety of volumetric, protocol, resource and other sophisticated application attacks.

FlowTraq uses advanced algorithms to detect DDoS attacks and many other undesirable network behaviors such as scanning, brute force password guessing, worm propagation, and data exfiltration. FlowTraq monitors dozens of aspects of network traffic, at many points in the network. When the integrity of a particular server is uncertain, that server can quickly and automatically be put into quarantine, to reduce further threat or disruption of service.

"FlowTraq has selected A10 Networks to take our network traffic security capabilities one step further," said Dr. Vincent Berk, CEO FlowTraq. "When FlowTraq detects that your critical services are under attack, FlowTraq informs the A10 Networks Thunder TPS device through its API of the attack type and the intended target. Thunder TPS then redirects the malicious traffic to itself, and forwards the cleaned traffic back in the network."

Each FlowTraq deployment is highly scalable and can handle unlimited bandwidth through clustering. FlowTraq instances can be added as needed and the workload is evenly distributed, resulting in quicker analyst interaction and faster automated mitigations. The A10 Thunder TPS allows 155Gbps of available throughput per device, also providing nearly unlimited scalability. FlowTraq can also be deployed for DDoS mitigation in a managed services environment, where a single FlowTraq deployment may be responsible for protecting dozens of end customers.

"Together with A10," Berk added, "we now offer a powerful and scalable DDoS defense solution, fit for carrier-grade networks and large enterprises, adding substantial additional capability to our product so that our customers are more protected and can feel confident about their network security."

"Companies of every size are at risk of DDoS attack," said Paul Nicholson, A10 Networks director of product marketing. "FlowTraq's speed in flow-based analysis and detection, combined with the high-performance mitigation capabilities of our Thunder TPS devices, provides customers with a highly effective and affordable DDoS protection solution that can scale with any environment."

Existing A10 customers may contact their local field sales representative, or contact FlowTraq directly for more information and pricing. Send email to or call +1 603 727 4477.

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:

About FlowTraq
Founded in 2004, FlowTraq develops and markets software solutions that monitor and analyze network security and performance to provide deep insight, high visibility, and valuable understanding of complex network infrastructures. With FlowTraq, users gain an unprecedented level of network situational awareness that facilitates fast and easy monitoring, quick security analysis, and complete forensic recall of any traffic that crosses their network, thus reducing organizational risk. FlowTraq software solutions include FlowTraq, FlowTraq Cloud and FlowExporter. FlowTraq has over 2,600 customers worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies, ISPs, Managed Service Providers, government, schools, and universities. FlowTraq is privately held and headquartered in New Hampshire. For more information, visit

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