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Prolexic Acquisition: More Research to Share

Now that Akamai's acquisition of Prolexic is official, I can answer a question I've gotten repeatedly: How will the addition of Prolexic impact the new Akamai Security site we're launching next week? It's an easy question to answer, but first some background:

Late last year, Akamai announced its intention to acquire Prolexic. Yesterday, the deal was completed. From the press release:

The combination of the two companies' technologies and teams creates a portfolio of security solutions designed to protect an enterprise's Web and IP infrastructure against application-layer, network-layer and data center attacks delivered via the Internet.

"Cyber-attacks are on the rise all over the world, with many resulting in significant economic or reputational damage to enterprises, governments, and end-users," said Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai. "With our acquisition of Prolexic now complete, we are excited to extend the value of our combined teams and offerings to online businesses across all industries. Our focus is to optimize and secure the 'entire IP experience,' Web or otherwise, and to provide an unparalleled layer of protection against the most sophisticated of attacks without sacrificing site or application performance."

Prolexic is one of the most prolific producers of security advisories in the industry, and that is where the new security section comes in.

One of the pages in the new security section is devoted exclusively to Akamai security research. Visitors will be able to access all our green-level CSIRT advisories as well as research from our security teams in Israel, Europe, Asia and beyond. Prolexic's research is a natural fit here as well.

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The result is going to be one of the richest, most diverse sources of security content on the Internet. I can't wait to move this project forward and start working closely with my new Prolexic colleagues.

Faster Forward!