Compare ATEN Thunder and Edgenexus load balancer

ATEN deliver very capable load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers

So do we, and its not just because we are better value 😉

Whilst Edgenexus and ATEN Thunder have comparable features, the implementation and design is very different.
However, these are the 3 key differences:

1. Usability - Its easy to use!

  • At Edgenexus we focus on making our products easy to use.

  • We believe that there is no point In having features that are so complicated that they are never used in production.

  • Unlike the ATEN, an average user can configure Edgenexus easily, quickly and intuitively without needing any formal training.

2. Future proofing - ADP platform

  • Nobody can predict the future, and 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected.
  • We have an integrated App store that allows you to build and deploy new applications and functionality In a fast and agile way, thus providing a platform to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.
  • Would you buy a computer that can only run a single application or a mobile phone without an app store?

3. Cost

  • The market has moved on since ATEN's days. Even large enterprises are under increasing pressure to deliver better value to the business without sacrificing features or performance.

  • We are typically able to save clients a considerable amount on the price of a comparable ATEN solution, not just in acquisition but also in TCO.

See how we stack up feature by feature

Feature ATEN Thunder Edgenexus ADC Additional Edgenexus Information
Comprehensive IPv4/IPv6 support
Advanced L4/L7 Load Balancing
DNS Load Balancing
Multiple Load Balancing Methods Least Connections. Fastest, Persistent Cookie, Round Robin, IP-Bound, IP List Based, Classic ASP, Session Cookie, ASP.NET Session Cookie, JSP Session Cookie, JAX-WS Session Cookie, PHP Session Cookie, RDP Cookie Persistence, Cookie ID Based
aFleX Traffic Management Edgenexus flightPATH 'Zero Code' Traffic Management
Full Proxy Reverse Proxy, Gateway & DSR
High Availability One-Click Auto Clustering. Active-Active and Active-Passive
SIP Load Balancing for VOIP
VLAN Segmentation
TCP/IP Optimisation
Application Protocol Support
IPv6 Gateway
Application Delivery Optimisation
RAM Cache & Compression
SSL Offload
Secure Application Delivery
SSL Visibility (Inbound/Outbound)
SSL/TLS Encryption Offload
Application Visibility & Monitoring
Performance Dashboard
High-Speed Logging
Global Server Load Balancing
GSLB Using GSLB Addon

Why Choose Edgenexus ADC?

Intuitive GUI, auto-config and superb user experience in a scalable, cost-effective package. Edgenexus load balancers make complex technology simple.

Our Customers

You’ll Be In Good Company


Overall (4.9/5)

Ease of Use (5/5)

Customer Service (4.9/5)


“Edgenexus is simple to use, extremely scalable and comes at the right price point, all of which make it a great fit for us.” 


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Commercially speaking, deploying Edgenexus ADC appliances in comparison to the ATEN Thunder can save organizations considerable sums in acquisition and operations.

Just in case you were thinking

A: At Edgenexus we believe in helping our customers, and so, we can work with you in a variety of ways to move the ATEN Thunder config over to the Edgenexus EdgeADC platform.

A: Cool is our thing – So our traffic management solution, flightPATH, can make you as happy – just without a jot of coding.

A: Don’t worry we partner with HPE and can offer 4h on site replacement for our hardware.

A: Yep – Click on the link below

A: We are on Azure and AWS currently and soon to launch on Google and Oracle. We were also one of the first on the VMware Cloud. We mitigate the cost and risks of cloud migration, and provide the intelligence to allow you to right size your cloud architecture. You can even transfer licences from our hardware or virtual appliances at no extra cost.

A: We’ve been around for over 16 years and have thousands of customers that range from start-ups to mid-market, through to Global Enterprises and Public Sector organisations (e.g. Sony, Boeing, BA, NHS Trusts, Government and National Critical Infrastructure).