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If the title sounds like a trick question, it really depends on who you ask. Semantically, it seems clear that if you take the "edge" and combine it with "computing" you get edge computing. But if you have been reading headlines, you would be justified in having doubts that the answer is that simple. You may also still be asking the fundamental question, "what is the edge, anyway?"
Access to media through the internet is a huge part of how so many in the world are entertained, informed, and even educated nowadays. And 2020 has shined an even greater light on that fact as many around the world have needed to adjust to life during a pandemic. At Akamai, we saw traffic delivered from our network jump 30% in March -- essentially creating growth that we expect to
Akamai's October Platform Update offers a ton of new features for our customers across all industries. But if you're an online retailer, you should really be paying attention to improvements to EdgeWorkers and Image & Video Manager, which provide expanded capabilities for creating new microservices and managing video and image delivery at the edge.
Whenever we talk about what's next for Akamai's security portfolio, we clearly want to look at the challenges that are top of mind for our customers -- both today and tomorrow. And what a year 2020 has shaped up to be in terms of new challenges for CISOs and their security teams.
At the end of a busy week of Akamai platform updates, edge computing rises as a critical focus. Akamai has been operating services at the edge for over 20 years, from content and media delivery, app and IoT optimization, to cloud and enterprise security. Now we are excited to open up the full potential of our platform to developers with EdgeWorkers, allowing companies to run their own code serverless on
Homes have always been hubs; now they're even more so. Some jobs shifted to work from home, and many children are experiencing distance learning at bedroom desks or kitchen tables or whatever is available. Traditional workplaces like large businesses, government agencies, and other organizations have resources to manage security, but most families and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't, even though they're exposed to similar threats.
Last March, Akamai announced the launch of its secure web gateway delivered at the edge, to help enterprises further accelerate their transition to a new security architecture based on Zero Trust and secure access service edge (SASE) principles. As we now know, we were just on the cusp of a global pandemic that changed the nature of work. Literally overnight, companies needed to support tens of thousands of employees working
More than ever before, users and applications no longer reside at the office. Organizations are managing a mobile and globally distributed workforce that needs access to corporate systems, applications, and data from outside the traditional network perimeter. In addition, cyberattackers are exploiting this situation with an increase in malware and phishing attacks aimed at remote workers.
We all know that the ability to accurately identify, understand, and engage our customers across multiple channels and digital touchpoints is absolutely vital to the digital customer experience and business. This couldn't be more important in the current environment as we continue to move more of our lives online.