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Beth Barach

Beth Barach

September 24, 2020 9:00 AM

Akamai Identified as a Leader Among Zero Trust Provi ...

We are pleased to share that Akamai has been identified as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020.

David Theobald

David Theobald

September 24, 2020 8:00 AM

Serverless at the Edge: Enabling Magical Unicorns

Before we dive straight into the magical unicorn from heaven that is serverless computing embedded within the CDN edge (a direct customer quote that I want on a team T-shirt soon), let's first level-set on some basic concepts of computing. In the context of web experiences, IoT device messaging, and really anything else that travels across the public internet, compute can happen in three venues:

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

September 23, 2020 11:15 AM

The Importance of Listening

Akamai has been a leader in customer service for years, and we've leveraged that experience to best support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. That includes our internal customers, our employees who are working hard to do their jobs while adjusting to a full-time remote environment. This is brand new for all of us, so it's more important than ever to listen to their needs.

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

September 22, 2020 11:04 AM

Smart DNS for the New Network Edge

This is the first in a series of blog posts that 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.

Neha Jain

Neha Jain

September 17, 2020 11:30 PM

FFEM: A Simple Device to Crowdsource Water Quality D ...

Akamai has been a strong advocate for water conservation by supporting early-stage innovations. This World Water Monitoring Day (September 18), we present the inspiring work of one of our innovators -- Foundation For Environmental Monitoring (FFEM), based in Bangalore, India -- that is working on developing open source devices to monitor key environmental parameters such as water and soil.

Or Katz

Or Katz

September 17, 2020 8:00 AM

Rethinking Defensive Strategy at the Edge, Part 3: S ...

Our three-part blog series, Re-thinking Defensive Strategy at the Edge, has been focusing on outlining a new defensive edge strategy for today's enterprise. We began with a discussion of data and indicators. Most recently, our second post focused on using risk signals and correlating them for improved security controls. This last post in the series will transition the discussion from data and correlation into how to use these to enable

Siddharth Deshpande

Siddharth Deshpande

September 16, 2020 2:30 PM

Getting Sassy About SASE - the Value of Edge Securit ...

As a former Gartner analyst and now a strategist at Akamai, I have had several conversations with CISOs across the world on the topic of 'designing a future-ready security architecture'.

Or Katz

Or Katz

September 16, 2020 8:00 AM

Rethinking Defensive Strategy at the Edge, Part 2: R ...

In the first post in our blog series Rethinking Defensive Strategy at the Edge, we began to outline why a new defensive edge strategy is needed for today's enterprise. As previously mentioned, the strategy enhances those in place and introduces another layer of defense that includes the following three components: data and indicators, risk-based signals and entities, and protective actions. This post explores user entities as well as risk-based signals

Or Katz

Or Katz

September 14, 2020 8:00 AM

Rethinking Defensive Strategy at the Edge, Part 1: A ...

In recent years, new enterprise remote access architectures and frameworks have been introduced, such as Zero Trust Access (ZTA). Those concepts have driven changes in the way the network perimeter has been defined -- specifically, from the outside in, not the inside out. Access to applications and services usually start from users and devices outside of traditional on-premises network perimeters.