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Harish Menon

Harish Menon

January 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Streaming Traffic Peaks During Biden Inauguration

Live news streaming traffic during the Biden inauguration ceremony on January 20 peaked at 12 Tbps on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. The peak, which occurred as now-President Biden was taking the oath of office just before 12 PM ET, is roughly 8x higher than what we typically see for mid-day traffic on a weekday. However, it's still less than the 18 Tbps we observed during 2020 election night on

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

January 21, 2021 9:00 AM

Games Drive Christmas Web Traffic

If you turned on a new game console and/or downloaded video games over the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. New data from Akamai shows that game-related traffic delivered across our network was more than double the Q4 average on December 25, and up nearly 50% on December 26. During the same period, traffic for all other industries combined was relatively even compared to the rest of the quarter.

Jim Black

Jim Black

January 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Emotet: A Year in the Life of a Malware

Overview Emotet malware has been around since 2014, but 2020 saw a resurgence of attacks. In September 2020, Emotet affected 14% of organizations worldwide. So, what is Emotet? And why is it so dangerous?

Brian Apley

Brian Apley

January 5, 2021 1:00 PM

Tree-Tracker - Auditing a Log Harvest using IOT Edge ...

At long last, Blue Water Farm is generating revenue! Around 20 acres of our land consists of dense, mature hardwood of oak, maple, and beech, and we were able to contract to sell 65 maple and 25 oak trees to a logging company. I won't be retiring from Akamai any time soon from our logging windfall, but it's nice to see some revenue from our land, and clearing mature trees

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

January 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Keeping Emissions in Check During Unprecedented Inte ...

As I reflect on 2020 and the way in which the pandemic affected the business world, what stands out to me is the incredible increase in streaming content consumed on the internet. We've seen launches of some of the highest-profile streaming services to date between late 2019 and 2020. People are continuously streaming content and we need to consider the impact that increased viewership is having on the world. When

Andrew Heifetz

Andrew Heifetz

December 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai's Technical Enablement and Education Team, Pa ...

On October 2020, the Akamai Technical Enablement and Education (TE&E) Team -- responsible for creating product-training certifications for employees (Global Services and Support [GSS]), customers (Akamai University), and channel partners (Advanced Partner Enablement) -- won its second industry award for program design, functionality, and impact.

Or Katz

Or Katz

December 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Evaluating Our Core Principles

Reflecting on the past year led me to put together this post about how I believe this incredibly challenging year has had an irreversible effect on the way the workforce will collaborate, innovate, and do business in the future. The COVID-19 pandemic emerged at the beginning of 2020 and led to new guidelines that affected the workforce around the globe. Countries around the world introduced policies to help contain infection

Greg Burns

Greg Burns

December 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai Prolexic and Equinix Cloud Exchange Unite, Br ...

In terms of cyberthreats and digital risk, 2020 has been all about DDoS attacks. We've seen threat actors launch record breaking 1.44 Tbps and 809 Mpps attacks, cybercriminals conduct the largest global DDoS extortion campaign, and a significant uptick in cyberweek DDoS attacker activity aimed at disrupting digital commerce. Now, more than ever, organizations see DDoS as an insurance policy to keep internet-facing applications and services available -- it is

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

December 28, 2020 9:00 AM

Smart DNS for the New Network Edge: Emerging Require ...

This blog post -- the fourth in a series -- will discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing ISP and MNO network transformation efforts, such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that optimize the edge to improve service delivery and network efficiency.