What is Carrier Grade NAT (CGN)?

Thunder® CGN provides high-performance, highly transparent network address and protocol translation that allows service providers and enterprises to extend IPv4 network connectivity while simultaneously transitioning to IPv6 standards.

Carrier Grade NAT

Scale your networks to overcome IPv4 exhaustion with NAT44(4) and ALGs to support network growth and a seamless user experience.

Large Scale Network Address Translation
ALG Support

IPv6 Transition

Support complete IPv6 transition lifecyle to seamlessly migrate to IPv6 with translation, tunneling and interplay between IPv4 and IPv6.

Dual-Stack Lite
Lightweight 4over6

Gi/SGi Firewall

Keep your business always-on with Gi/SGi Firewall's protection against multi-vector DDoS attacks.

Stateful Firewall

DDos Protection for NAT IP Pools

Protect mobile core infrastructure and subscribers from destructive DDoS attacks.

DDoS Protection

Roadmap of Common Tasks

Common next steps to help you get started after your device is physically installed and connected to the network.

Verify Your System

Verify the software version, hardware information, and SKU or license on your system.

Verify the Software Version
Verify Hardware Components
View System Throughput
Verify SKU or Licensing

Configure Device Access

Create Admin users who can access the device and specific object-level privileges with RBAC.

Configure Admins
Configure External Authentication
Configure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

Configure Notifications

Set up how you would like to be notified of system events.

Configure System Logging
Configure SNMP

Configure Layer2/3 Functions

Configure your ACOS device in your Layer 2 or Layer 3 environment.

Configure L3V Partitions
Configure VLANs
Configure DHCP

Configure Redundancy

Configure aVCS to synchronize your configuration, and VRRP-A or Scaleout for device cluster management.

Configure aVCS
Configure VRRP-A
Configure Scaleout

Reset the Device

Restore the device to its factory default settings, or recover lost passwords.

Reset the Device
Restore the Device
Recover Passwords

Configure CGNAT and IPv6 Migration Features

Configure CGNAT and IPv6 transition and tunneling protocols.

Large Scale Network Address Translation
Dual Stack Light
Lightweight 4over6

Configure Firewall Features

Configure the Stateful Firewall.

Configure Data Center Firewall
Configure Gi/SGi Firewall
Troubleshooting your Firewall

Documentation Matrix

This table lists the complete set of documents available for this release.

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Late-breaking Information (Release Notes)
Document Title HTML PDF
Release Notes
System and Network Configuration Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
System Configuration and Administration Guide
Configuring Application Delivery Partitions
Network Configuration Guide
Redundancy and Device Cluster Management Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
Configuring Scaleout
Configuring VRRP-A High Availability
Configuring ACOS Virtual Chassis Systems
Admin and Application Access Security Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
Management Access and Security Guide
Application Access Management Guide
Reference Documentation for User Interfaces Used to Configure the Device
Document Title HTML PDF
aFleX Scripting Language Reference
aXAPI Reference
Command Line Interface Reference
Command Line Interface Reference for CGN
Command Line Interface Reference for ADC
CFW Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
Data Center and Gi/SGi Firewall Configuration Guide
SSLi Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
SSL Insight Configuration Guide
CGN Product Documentation
Document Title HTML PDF
IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition Solutions Guide
Traffic Logging Guide for IPv6 Migration