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Between March 19 and March 25, 2019, there was a very large amount of DDoS traffic sourced from a specific Egyptian Autonomous System (ASN) directed at Akamai Prolexic customers. It's worth noting this is an ASN we rarely see in our pre-attack, or top source IPs during active attacks. When it showed up on the scene, it quickly overtook all other source IPs, before fading off a week later. This
So, what is the BOCC? Simply put, Akamai runs a state-of-the-art Broadcast Operations Control Centre, the BOCC, to help ensure smooth and seamless end-user play-back experience for live OTT (Over the Top) and linear video delivered through Akamai Media Delivery Solutions. To phrase it more technically - the BOCC is a support service providing effective 24x7x365 real-time, high-density monitoring towards ensuring lower latency, continued availability, and buffering-free playback of video
A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to
Customer experience is built into Akamai at the core. Our web performance and media delivery products have helped businesses provide seamless, secure digital experiences for years... whether it's making sure your experience is flawless during a flash sale online to ensuring you can access your bank account online to streaming your favorite show on the device of your choice.
Mother's Day is a major online shopping event that attracts both shoppers as well as threat actors. Earlier in the year, we reported on the United Kingdom's version, called Mothering Sunday.
In a word, yes. Cloud service providers (CSPs) continue to power a growing portion of the greater Internet. According to Cisco, by 2021, 73 percent of cloud workloads are going to be CSP based, which reflects a compound annual growth rate of 27.5 percent from 2016 to 2021.
By Asaf Nadler & Lior Lahav Botnets often use domain generation algorithms (DGAs) to select a domain name, which bots use to establish communication channels with their command and control servers (C2). Since Akamai analyzes over 2.2 trillion DNS requests per day, and detects thousands of active algorithmically generated domains (AGDs) per hour, our data science team decided to try to dive a little deeper
Consider Addressing Delegation Servers with Varying Network Routes Written by: Jim Gilbert and Barry Greene Don't Forget DNS Similar to diverse workforces performing at a higher level, diverse network service deployments perform at a higher level that is increasingly important as the Internet continues to augment our reality. Akamai has 20 years of edge service deployment experience. Akamai's Intelligent Edge has proven that the "edge" requires more than "servers" on
Be real. A Communications Service Provider's (CSP's) customer will not use their home to attack the Domain Name System (DNS). They might as well unplug from the Internet. Yet, customers get infected, CPEs get violated, and miscreants all over the Internet reflect attacks off CSP customers to attack others. This abuse happens every day. It is part of the "noise" of the Internet. It is also a major threat to