"A10's unique Application Delivery Partition (ADP) feature has been highly beneficial, allowing us to utilize their device as load-balancer on our LAN, as well as being a perimeter device."
Shiv Singh, Networking Engineer, Thames-Coromandel District Council
In a digital age, there is a high demand for traditional government services to be available in electronic form. A wider base of Internet users has increased the network capacity requirement for e-government functions such as voter enrollment and registration for assistance programs. The spread of official information portals across branch offices, agencies, and contracted private entities makes it necessary to scale out operations for fast collaboration. At the same time, IT faces a challenge in modernizing legacy systems quickly and under tight, taxpayer-funded budgets. Highly classified government research and citizen information requires sophisticated security mechanisms to keep data centers compliant with security standards and ensure trust.
What federal and state governments require is a solution that can deliver robust performance and seamless scaling, while cutting CAPEX and OPEX for limited IT budgets. A10's Thunder and AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) can maximize rack space efficiency, provide multi-layer defenses, and reduce power consumption for a 'greener' data center. In addition, A10 ADCs are certified for a variety of international and federal security certifications, such as FIPS, Common Criteria, and JITC, ensuring that classified data can be shared and filtered securely over the network with appropriate government security certifications.
- Protect classified government data by leveraging DNS Application Firewall (DAF), DDoS Protection, and more, for combating advanced application layer threats that can potentially leak information to untrusted entities and cause network failure.
- "Green up" IT resources and lower cost with A10's highly efficient application networking equipment, providing more processing capacity per power rack with reduced heating and cooling requirements. Through efficiently managing traffic volumes with advanced layer 4-7 load balancing and traffic steering, A10's Thunder and AX ADCs help preserve lifecycles for existing equipment by optimizing server capacity and reducing data center power consumption.
- Establish a disaster recovery strategy by taking advantage of Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) features, enabling multiple data centers to interact with each other in redirecting traffic flows and preventing loss of government records due to unforeseen natural events.
- Provide highly available services for e-government functions by processing secure HTTPS content with SSL Offload, designating edge hardware to shoulder the burden of CPU-intensive SSL tasks and free up backend server infrastructure to scale more efficiently and cost-effectively.