With A10 Harmony Controller 4.1, the solution becomes highly extensible by introducing a framework to run pluggable apps which can be installed, on-?demand, on top of the A10 Harmony platform. The pluggable apps can provide use case specific insights, alerts and centralised configurations of the services, data and systems. The initial set of A10 infrastructure apps available include:
·SSLi App for encrypted traffic, user behaviour, and key information insights with the Thunder SSLi solution. The SSLi App also introduces enhanced centralised management and simplified workflows for Thunder SSLi deployment and operations.
·GiFW App for application, policy, and performance insights with Thunder CFW’s GiFW (Gi Firewall) solution.
·CGN App for subscriber and network services visibility with Thunder CGN’s CGNAT (Carrier-? Grade NAT) solution.
The modular and extensible nature of Harmony Apps will enable an ecosystem of apps for 3rd party solutions that can be used to provide intelligent automation, make deployments extremely easy and validate configurations to ensure correct operation and security. In addition, apps can provide context-? specific custom dashboards leading to operational efficiency and security efficacy. Microsoft Exchange load balancing on top of A10 Secure Application Service infrastructure is one such context-?specific example.
“Today, with applications being deployed on a multitude of cloud and on-?premises infrastructures, app and security teams are pressured to ensure that security and availability is not compromised,”
said Kamal Anand, Vice President of Cloud, A10 Networks. “The A10 Harmony Controller 4.1 enables a single pane of glass for secure app services, helping to ease the stress and burden that are weighing on IT teams”.