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Akamai Showcases Client Reputation at Finovate

Last month Akamai returned to the Finovate stage in London, presenting our Client Reputation security product to a record-setting crowd of 1,250 attendees from leading financial services firms from across Europe and around the world. This marked our third time on stage at Finovate, since our first demo of Kona Site Defender at Finovate New York back in 2012.

If you work in financial service and have not attended Finovate, I would highly recommend it. After recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, FinTech is now on fire, as the industry invests heavily in financial innovation. Digital disruption is well underway in our industry, with leaders now preaching "banks must go digital or die". And there is no better place to experience this than at Finovate.

But along with that excitement comes a huge risk. Nearly every new product and innovation demonstrated at Finovate (by my count, 68 of the 72 products) depends on the Internet. Think about the risk this presents. Some of the companies that demonstrated have millions of dollars of capital invested in their products. One breach, or one serious outage could put them out of business.

Fortunately, some of the Finovate companies recognize this risk and have invested in security. For Akamai, our investment in new security products such as Client Reputation helps reduce this risk, both for the vendor, and their customers.

Click on this link and to watch our short 5 minute Finovate demo. Hear how our CSI (Cloud Security Intelligence) system analyzes petabytes of data to identify the good guys and bad guys on the Internet, helping protect banks and other Akamai customers.

If you missed us at Finovate, be sure to check us out at RSA Conference 2015, where Client Reputation will take center stage.