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TPS 3.1

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Course Overview

Course Duration:

Instructs Network Operations, Development Operations, Network Security, and Architects on implementing an effective threat protection system for A10 ACOS deployments in data center environment.


Course Objectives

From an ACOS device pre-configured with a Layer 2-3 base environment, students learn mitigation strategies against these types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks:

  • Volumetric
  • Protocol
  • Reflection
  • Resource

Students also use device tools that monitor and diagnose issues with these strategy implementations.


Course Content

TPS Deployment

  • Types of DDoS Attacks
  • TPS Deployment Modes
  • High Availability


DDoS Mitigation

  • Protection Layers
  • Protected Objects
  • Traffic Software Scrubbing Process
  • Mitigation Tables
  • Black / White Lists
  • Using aFlex Scripts


Traffic Rate Limiting

  • Defaut Traffic Rate Limits
  • Traffic Rate Interval
  • Custom Traffic Rate Limits
  • Templates
  • Precedence of DDoS Settings
  • Rate-Limiting by Class-List
  • Rate-Limiting by Geo-Location


TPS Mitigation Strategies 1: Volumetric Attacks

  • TCP SYN Flood
  • TCP SYN Cookie
  • TCP Anomalies
  • DNS Attacks
  • NTP Attacks


TPS Mitigation Strategies 2: Protocol Attacks

  • IP Protocol Attacks
  • ICMP Protocol Attacks
  • TCP Protocol Attacks
  • HTTP Protocol Attacks
  • SSL Attack Mitigation


TPS Mitigation Strategies 3: Resource Attacks

  • Slowloris
  • Slow Read Attacks
  • SLow Post Attacks


Monitoring & Debugging

  • sFlow
  • Using axdebug


Who Should Attend

  • Network Operations (NetOps)
  • Development Operations (DevOps)
  • Network Security (NetSec)
  • Architects (Arch)



A10 Networks SysAdmin Course OR equivalent ACOS CLI, aVCS, and VRRP-A experience.


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