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A10 Thunder TPS is #17 ranked solution in top Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection tools. IT Central Station users give A10 Thunder TPS an average rating of 8 out of 10. A10 Thunder TPS is most commonly compared to Arbor DDoS:A10 Thunder TPS vs Arbor DDoS. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 34% of all views.
What is A10 Thunder TPS?

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.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: November 2021

A10 Thunder TPS Customers

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.

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A10 Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System) is the world’s highest-performance DDoS protection solution, leading the industry in precision, intelligent automation, scalability, and performance.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What is our primary use case?

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. These attacks are occurring more frequently and with greater intensity and increased sophistication. Legacy DDoS protection solutions suffer from the following fatal limitations that have made them ineffective at protecting against these attacks:

• Lack of flexibility

• Inability to scale

What is most valuable?


Detect and mitigate DDoS attacks of many types, including volumetric, protocol, or resource attacks; application-level attacks; or IoT-based attacks. Hardware acceleration offloads the CPUs and makes Thunder TPS particularly adept to deal with simultaneous multi-vector attacks

For how long have I used the solution?

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

How are customer service and technical support?

How was the initial setup?

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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 of the generated reports across all managed Thunder TPS appliances.

No need to license each feature to activate it, it got a perpetual licensing and everything is there, you just have to configure and enable the feature when you need it.

What other advice do I have?

Select Thunder TPS hardware models to benefit from our Security and Policy Engine (SPE) hardware acceleration, leveraging FPGA-based FTA technology and other hardware-optimized packet-processing for highly scalable flow distribution and hardware DDoS protection capabilities.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: distributor