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Akamai

Akamai

January 31, 2012 8:00 AM

State of the Internet in Q3 2011: Observations on At ...

To say that Web-based security attacks are on the rise would be an understatement. Consider this: in just the past three years, we've seen an eye-popping 2,000% increase in the number of DDoS attack incidents investigated on behalf of our customers.  And while those DDoS numbers are not currently part of Akamai's State of the Internet report (Q3 2011 edition released today at  http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/), the attack traffic that we monitor

Paul Sagan

Paul Sagan

January 25, 2012 12:27 PM

Scaling for Any Device, Anywhere

This week I had the opportunity to address a large group of CIOs and global IT executives at the Handelsblatt Conference in Munich.  The theme of the event was "Seamless IT: anytime-anywhere-any service-any device." I was asked to speak on the topic of Internet scalability, which is a challenge that Akamai has been addressing since our inception nearly 14 years ago. In my presentation I argued that new risks to Internet scalability

Rich Bolstridge

Rich Bolstridge

January 24, 2012 3:38 PM

New Security Threats in Online Banking Demand Innova ...

As we begin a new year, it is worthwhile to look back at some of the events of 2011 - and project where some of the biggest challenges will lie ahead for us in 2012. Security threats to the online world of financial services were perhaps the number one threat in 2011, and the risks will continue to build in 2012.Akamai commissioned research by IDC Financial Insights to further understand

Thomas Orthbandt

Thomas Orthbandt

January 24, 2012 2:58 PM

Best practices for DNS design and architecture

The DNS is a critical component of ISP infrastructure. It's usually described in two forms, Authoritative and Caching.

Akamai

Akamai

January 20, 2012 12:38 PM

Can the Cloud Solve Fragmentation Problems as Device ...

The sun has set on another CES show filled with new gadgets, celebrity appearances, endless cab lines, partially-functional voice and data services, and back-to-back meetings. After meeting with many connected device companies, content owners, press and analysts, a few themes seemed to stand out.The first big theme is that hyperconnectivity has become completely pervasive. Every imaginable device can be connected to the Internet to provide additional services. Phones, tablets, TVs

Nicola Peill-Moelter

Nicola Peill-Moelter

January 17, 2012 5:23 PM

What's Our Carbon Footprint? ...And Other Important ...

January 2012 marks the fourth year that Akamai has tracked greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) associated with our business operations.  Over this time we have found monitoring and controlling our carbon footprint to be a valuable business management practice.  Akamai's business operations include running our global server platform, office operations, and employee travel and commuting.  Like most companies and industries, Akamai's carbon footprint closely reflects our energy consumption and operational

Akamai

Akamai

January 17, 2012 1:54 PM

Advantage DNS

The DNS has played an essential role since the earliest days of the Internet, resolving an IP address when given a domain name. Now it's being considered for security applications. There are many fundamental reasons why it makes sense:

Akamai

Akamai

January 10, 2012 2:09 PM

Las Vegas is a Zoo!

Twitter and the blogosphere are buzzing about CES 2012. As the sun set the night before the show officially started, there was already a lot to think about. The cab lines at the airport weren't nearly as long as in years past, cell coverage seems to be working still (it was non existent last year at this time) and kangaroo's are the latest press conference gimmick. Should be a fun

Akamai

Akamai

January 10, 2012 1:24 PM

The Power of the Control Plane

Today's hackers are all about money, they constantly change the face of their exploits to maximize their returns. These agile attacks require agile defenses. Moving security protections into the network is essential to enabling more reliable updates of threat information; aggregation also provides significant scaling and manageability benefits. DNS-based security protections improve agility because DNS queries are a leading indicator of security exposure; from a strategic vantage point, the DNS

Akamai

Akamai

January 9, 2012 6:00 AM

Connected Consumers, Premium Content and the Cloud C ...

Today's hyperconnected world is radically changing the business of media and entertainment. Cloud computing, ubiquitous connectivity, and the increasing consumption of IP video are driving content providers to move more content to the cloud and users to expect easy access across multiple devices. Technology advancements and rapid consumer adoption have created an environment where delivering a secure, high-performing consumer experience on any device is critical. This new environment brings enormous

Akamai

Akamai

January 2, 2012 6:00 AM

Holiday Wrap Up on Connected Devices, Looking to 201 ...

It seems that this holiday season was a highly-connected holiday based on initial numbers coming in from multiple sources.  According to Flurry Analytics, about 6.8 million tablets and smartphones using Apple iOS or Google Android were activated on Christmas Day, which is more than double the 2.8 million devices activated last Christmas Day. In addition, about a quarter of a billion apps were downloaded on Christmas Day at Apple's App