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July 28, 2021 9:00 AM

World-Class OTT Streaming from MwareTV with Akamai

Written by: Ina Christova Since the onset of the pandemic, home entertainment has never been more important. Millions of users across the globe have turned to over-the-top (OTT) streaming and live TV to bring much-needed diversion and exciting content into their lives. MwareTV provides content delivery solutions designed for the TV platforms of today and tomorrow -- a web brimming with rich media and millions of users that demand high-quality

Eran Gal

Eran Gal

July 28, 2021 9:00 AM

Software-Defined Networking Concept Adoption at Akam ...

Akamai engineering has adopted new technology concepts to enhance and expand routing capabilities at the edge. Previously, Akamai's traffic-steering capabilities were mainly focused on DNS-based routing. In this article, we would like to give you an in-depth look at how Akamai has embraced new routing technology concepts and merged them into the Akamai edge to enhance routing capabilities, provide faster and better traffic steering, and offer even better performance. With

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

July 27, 2021 9:00 AM

All Access Is (or Should Be) Remote Access

With the transition to remote work, we often hear the term remote access used in unison. Typically, remote work application access is facilitated via a remote access mechanism and, presumably, local work application access is facilitated via a local access mechanism. But I argue that this connection does not really hold true. Sure, remote work does require the use of a remote access mechanism, but the mechanism can and should

Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

July 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Cutting the Red Tape: Lessons Learned from CyberThre ...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase "digital transformation," I would have a lot of dollars. I'm sure you would too. We'd have even more if we counted the term "Zero Trust." (Maybe we should start counting them, now that I think about it!) Speakers and authors often use these buzz phrases to pique interest. These loaded phrases mean different things to different people, stripping

Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer

July 26, 2021 9:00 AM

G2A's Journey to Global Growth, Part 1: Keeping Game ...

G2A.COM is the world's largest marketplace for video games, with thousands of sellers, 24 million customers, and a million transactions a month. It's the first stop for gamers and geeks who are looking for low-priced game keys, activation codes, electronics, merchandise, and more. G2A has grown rapidly in the past several years, relying on Akamai for the speed, security, and global reach it needed to become one of the biggest

Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

July 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Anyone for Alphabet Soup? ZTNA, SWGs, MFA, and More: ...

Last week, we gathered a few of the most prominent leaders and experts from every corner of the federal space to talk about all things cybersecurity and digital transformation. Discussions ranged from the move toward Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and effectively managing identities and access with a secure web gateway (SWG) to keep data safe, to what the executive order on cybersecurity means for agencies -- time to implement

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

July 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Why Zero Trust Needs the Edge

Backhauling traffic destroys performance, and backhauling attack traffic can destroy even more. Nevertheless, in a traditional security deployment model, we are faced with the lose-lose options of either backhauling all traffic to the security stack or allowing some accesses to not go through the security stack. Of course, in the modern world where cyberattacks can cause enormous damage, the latter option is not really an option at all. All traffic

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

July 22, 2021 1:32 PM

Akamai Summarizes Service Disruption (RESOLVED)

At 15:45 UTC on July 22, 2021, a software configuration update triggered a bug in our Secure Edge Content Delivery Network impacting that network's domain name service (DNS) system (the system that directs browsers to websites for that specific service). This caused a disruption impacting availability of some customer websites. The disruption lasted up to an hour. Upon rolling back the software configuration update, the services resumed normal operations. Akamai

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

July 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Zero Trust Network Access Is an Oxymoron

Though Zero Trust is really quite simple and should be viewed as a very strong form of the age-old principle of least privilege, that does not mean that it is the same thing. In fact, one of the most significant differences from what came before is that when it comes to access, Zero Trust is based on application access, not network access. I was surprised, then, when Gartner's new SASE