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Akamai

Akamai

March 29, 2013 8:12 PM

SSL, could this be your Achilles heel?

Have you embraced SSL/TLS to protect the sensitive parts of your website and used client certificates to authenticate connecting parties? If so, this new layer of security may expose you to a whole new set of threats - Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and application layer attacks over SSL. Many people still think DDoS is all about volume - at Akamai we're saying (and seeing) that resource starvation attacks will become more

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 29, 2013 12:06 PM

Live Video Madness

Turner Sports has released a trove of statistics on video streaming from the opening week of this year's NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, which indicate healthy growth in live video streaming for the event across both broadband and mobile. Turner delivered what it called a record 36.6 million live video streams during the opening week of NCAA March Madness Live, doubling the 18.3 million live streams it delivered over

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

March 28, 2013 4:25 PM

How big is 300 Gbps, really?

The 300 Gbps attack this week against SpamHaus certainly seems epic. But how big is it, really? When we think about an attack an Akamai, we think about three things: the attacker's capacity, their leverage, and the target's capacity. And when we think about leverage, it's really comprised of two smaller pieces: how much cost efficiency the attacker expects to get, and how the target's resilience mitigates it. 300 Gbps

Akamai

Akamai

March 28, 2013 11:43 AM

What can be done about spoofing and DNS amplificatio ...

There's been a lot of talk about the recent very large DDoS attack against Spamhaus. Although I was quoted in some articles about it, I want to be clear that the attacks did not affect or involve Akamai or our customers. However, we have been the object of similar attacks in the past, and Akamai has a vested interest in making the Internet better - safer, more reliable and higher

Akamai

Akamai

March 27, 2013 4:37 PM

Intelligent User Mapping in the Cloud

A DNS-based, load-balancer solution allows companies to distribute application load between global datacenters or cloud providers. This solution, when combined with a Content Delivery Network (CDN), provides benefits such as improved load distribution, faster load times, and high content availability.  These benefits result from the user requests being directed to the optimal (often nearby) server. Latency and packet-loss are therefore minimized due to a shorter physical distance traveled. When the

Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis

March 22, 2013 11:45 AM

RSA Conference Recap from CSO, Andy Ellis

I want to take the time to thank everyone who connected with Akamai at the RSA® Conference! Whether you just dropped by to pick up some shwag, or got to spend time discussing our Kona Security Solutions, I appreciate that you took the time in your busy schedule to engage with us. As Akamai's Chief Security Officer, I also get a lot of vendors reaching out to me after a

Akamai

Akamai

March 15, 2013 12:42 PM

Akamai IO - Going Global

I'm writing this short post to update you on a significant change in Akamai IO's data source. Since its inception, IO's data was based on many websites, but most of those sites catered to a US audience. This means that the data set was biased - it included global traffic, but held a disproportionate amount of traffic from the US.Starting February 16th, we've started using a new data stream, based

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

March 14, 2013 5:38 PM

Swisscom and Akamai Team Up

Today, Swisscom and Akamai made a very exciting announcement; we've teamed up to provide solutions that will improve the web and cloud experience for both enterprises and consumers in Switzerland. Swisscom has over 6.2 million mobile customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections. And with this partnership, Swisscom will act as a preferred 'go to' market partner for Akamai in Switzerland, reselling and integrating the complete Akamai

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 4, 2013 9:59 AM

Springsteen Drives 'Astronomical' GRAMMY Live Views

Funny that the man who once grumbled about "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)" would later be responsible for an unprecedented spike in online video views, a term that didn't even exist when the song was released in 1992. Yet that's what happened when Bruce Springsteen fans flocked in record numbers to watch the online broadcast of the MusiCares Person of the Year Red Carpet, the pre-cursor to the star-studded tribute

Noreen Hafez

Noreen Hafez

March 1, 2013 9:03 AM

A Key Launch: Ad Integration Services

Last week, Akamai launched Sola Ad Integration Services, a cloud-based solution designed to enable targeted, dynamic ad insertion into online video streams on live, linear and VoD content. Why is this so important? The simple answer is a projected $4.14 Billion in ad spending in 2013 that's growing to $8.04 Billion by 2016 according to eMarketer. Reaching your audience when they're viewing their favorite video content across a dramatically growing