Network Detection & Response , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Security Operations

A10 CEO on Protecting Service Providers From Emerging Issues

Dhrupad Trivedi on Why MSPs, Telecom Firms Struggle to Keep Up With Complex Threats
Dhrupad Trivedi, president and CEO, A10 Networks (Image: A10 Networks)

Service providers typically lack the skills and large security teams needed to thwart complex and high-volume cyberattacks on their own, said A10 Networks CEO Dhrupad Trivedi.

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MSPs telecom and cloud providers struggle to assess the scale of cyber incidents and to detect and remediate them as adversaries deploy cyber weapons in ways that maximize their impact, Trivedi said. Given that A10's customers tend to manage and operate their own networks, A10 has built out DDoS defense tools that can be deployed on-premises, in a private cloud or in a public cloud, he said (see: DDoS 2018: How IoT Is Fueling Attacks).

"For a bank using our products in their trading platform or a gaming company using it to host online gaming, downtime is not just inconvenient," Trivedi said. "It's a very big economic issue."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Trivedi also discussed:

  • How the DDoS mitigation needs of service providers and small businesses differ;
  • Why large enterprises prefer to get WAF and application delivery from one vendor;
  • What makes A10 Networks' approach to gathering threat intelligence unique.

Trivedi joined A10 Networks in December 2019 in his current role. From 2010 to 2019, he served in multiple roles as executive vice president at Belden, including Tripwire, corporate development, network solutions platform and Trapeze Networks. Prior to that, he held multiple general management and corporate development roles at JDS Uniphase.

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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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