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Akamai Security Takes Center Stage at Finovate



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We have all heard about banking web sites being attacked and taken down by hackers, and a few of us (myself included) have seen our banking sites temporarily wiped off the Internet by attacks.  But have you ever seen an actual DDoS attack launched against a bank's web site?  Well here is your chance.

Next week, Akamai will be demoing its Kona Site Defender web security solutions at the Finovate conference in New York. I have been attending Finovate events for years. It's an exciting and fast-paced conference, showcasing the best innovations in financial services and banking technology from a mixture start-ups and established companies.

For our demo we have created the Bank of Akamai web site. We will show two versions of the site: one protected by Kona, and one unprotected.  We'll then launch a live DDoS attack against both sites and demonstrate how Kona automatically protects a banking web site with no intervention by the customer.

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Our demo is at 2:45 PM on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 12.  If you or anyone from your company is attending Finovate be sure to catch the demo, and please stop by our booth afterwards.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Rich Bolstridge is chief strategist, financial services at Akamai



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