A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today broadened its Thunder Series™ portfolio of hardware appliances with a solution, Thunder 3745 Application Delivery Controller (ADC) that helps latency-sensitive financial institutions.

Financial institutions have specific application delivery needs, especially those that deal in latency-sensitive transactions and high-frequency trading (HFT), where time truly is money and any delay can negatively affect profitability.

In the financial world, fractions of a second matter. Sluggish infrastructure and poor application performance can make the difference between material gains and losses. This puts intense pressure on financial institutions and HFT environments to process transactions at high rates of speed with low latency and jitter.

And it goes without saying that when financial and sensitive data is involved, security is of the utmost importance.

Thunder 3745 improves transaction speed by reducing end-to-end latency while improving scale and enhancing security and resiliency. It is ideal for mission critical applications that demand very low latency and low jitter, such as those operating on the Financial Information eXchange (FIX) protocol or other industry protocols.

A10 has a proven track record helping financial institutions build and scale low latency infrastructure. For example, one large financial customer was able to chop latency by more than 50 percent with A10 compared to their previous ADC provider.

Thunder 3745 delivers a mean latency of 2 to 3 µs (microseconds), a max latency of 4 µs, jitter of 1 µs and supports 128,000 concurrent NAT translations. Thunder 3745 also provides deep packet inspection (DPI) to apply custom logic in selecting the next hop for traffic. Security is further enhanced by adding custom headers, e.g. sender-comp-id, for better tracking and logging, and by also applying ACLs based on user IDs for added security. and other security features while delivering dual network address translation (NAT) services.

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