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Jim Black

Jim Black

November 16, 2018 1:24 PM

U.S. Mid-term Elections and Akamai Enterprise Threat ...

The last few years have witnessed seismic changes in the world's political landscape and the way elections have been conducted. As of yet, there's no conclusive evidence that the results and outcomes of a country's election process have been impacted by the cyber efforts of internal or foreign agencies. However, all of the speculation and discussion around this subject has heightened the awareness of governments around the world that they

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 14, 2018 4:14 PM

Akamai Takes Home Three Streaming Media Readers' Cho ...

Streaming Media has announced its 2018 Readers' Choice Award winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, Calif. Recognizing technological excellence in the online video industry, Streaming Media readers cast more than 25,000 votes across 30 categories. Akamai was honored to win in three categories: Analytics/Quality of Experience Platform, Content Delivery Network and OTT Platform for MSO & MVPD. We were also pleased to be named runners up in the

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 14, 2018 11:05 AM

Singles' Day Blows Away Its Own Records

Singles' Day in China is the world's largest shopping event. Since its beginnings in 1993 at Nanjing University, it has grown to become a national phenomenon. Singles' Day was originally started as a way to celebrate singles and as a protest against couple-centric festivals. The date 11/11 was chosen because of its resemblance to "bare sticks", which is Chinese slang for bachelors.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

November 9, 2018 2:26 PM

Mobile Shopping Growth Accelerates During Diwali

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated every autumn in October or November. According to Redseer Consulting, the sales volume during the festival usually accounts for about 35%-40% of the annual sales of e-commerce in India; for 2018 Redseer predicts $2.5 to $3 billion gross merchandise value, up from $1.5 billion in 2017 as the more than 460 million internet users make their holiday purchases.

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

November 8, 2018 11:24 AM

Akamai Identified As A Strong Performer Among Zero T ...

We are pleased to share that today Akamai has been cited as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018 evaluation. In the report, Forrester evaluated how each vendor's portfolio maps and delivers on specific components of the ZTX framework.

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

November 6, 2018 12:54 PM

Visit Akamai at AWS re:Invent 2018!

On November 26-29, the Las Vegas Strip will be flooded with tens of thousands of developers, engineers, admins, architects and other technologists for trainings, certifications and sessions put on by AWS and its partner community at re:Invent. Akamai is excited to be a Gold sponsor this year, with a booth (#1016) at the Venetian Expo. Our Edge Platform experts are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss how Akamai

Darren Ng

Darren Ng

November 5, 2018 10:30 AM

Enhancing Network Performance with Packet Pacing

Introduction Akamai's Smooth Delivery is a network performance enhancement initiative spearheaded by the Protocol Optimization team. It consists of two parts - each focused on reducing congestion while enhancing network performance. TCP Pacing - The topic of this post Rate Limiting - Upcoming post

Barry Greene

Barry Greene

November 5, 2018 10:06 AM

BGP Route Hijacking

Yes, we can minimize the BGP Hijacking Risk Every day we see something new about the global security threat. It is hard to keep track of all the various ways your network can be attacked. But there are some threat-vectors which need particular attention. "Did you know that a threat-actor with 20 BGP speaking routers can cause massive disruption in telecommunications all over the world?" "Did you know that someone

Cassie Jeon

Cassie Jeon

October 31, 2018 9:04 AM

Meet the teen who won Technovation 2017

This summer Akamai hosted Girls Who Code for its fourth year in a row. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. This is a spotlight article on one of the Girls Who Code participants, Aruzhan Koshkarova. Aruzhan, along with her teammates, won the Technovation Challenge last year for the app, QamCare. QamCare is an app that allows