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A10 Networks: A Hidden Gem With A Potential Upside Of 66%

A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) is a provider of advanced application networking technologies, A10 products focus on accelerate, secure and optimize the performance of data center applications and networks.

Company Description

Although the company became public on March 2014, it was established in 2004, by Lee Chen, who is the current president and CEO. Prior to founding A10, Mr. Lee co-founded Foundry Networks, a network hardware vendor which was eventually acquired by Brocade in 2008 for the amount of $2.6 billion.Since 2010, the company was involved with intellectual property litigation with Brocade, the litigation seriously affected the company's operations. In June 2013 the company reached a litigation settlement with Brocade, the settlement resulted in a cash payment by the...

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