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Data breaches have become incessant. Recently, a very popular airline sevices company revealed a suspected breach involving customer credit card information. Even more recently, a hospital in Indiana reported that a virus had infected some of its systems that caused the hospital to be placed on diversion. A disaster recovery software company also admitted that a breach of its marketing databases occurred. If that isn't enough, an online electronics retailer
Managing security configurations for large organizations with locations scattered around the world can be challenging. Likewise, some businesses have multiple operating divisions that are separate entities but all use the same IT infrastructure. As an IT leader, you likely want to have consistency in baseline security and acceptable use policies, yet have regional or line of business security teams have the flexibility to make changes that reflect specific needs in
Many companies have their own applications, internal domains, and local area network (LAN). But when it comes to business applications, organizations are increasingly dependent on cloud-based resources. These may include email servers, customer relationship management (CRM) software, or other applications. However, when access to internal machines by external users is necessary, the most common solutions are centered on virtual private networks (VPNs).
The world of OTT is changing radically with new innovations, from player technologies to standards convergence, propelling the industry forward. As 2018 comes to a close, AkamaiTV sat down with DASH legend and Akamai's very own Will Law to get his pulse on the major trends and technologies that are driving OTT towards a "better-than-broadcast" future.
Are you in the process of selecting a web application firewall (WAF) or thinking about whether your current solution is adequate? For many organizations selecting the right WAF to protect their business is not an easy task. The threat landscape is changing fast and hackers are very creative in their own ways. The good news is that Gartner just released a new report "Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls
Yes, we truly are the market of billions! I love Graham D. Brown's distinctive representation of this massive business opportunity in South Asia in his Asia Matters report.
Takeaways from Gartner IAM Summit 2018 with Royal Dutch Shell Shell's GM Digital Technologies and VP Innovation, Johan Krebbers, oversees the digital technology powering the $305 billion annual turnover behemoth, headquartered in the Netherlands. Johan Krebbers shared how his team supports the company's digital agenda with the Akamai Identity Cloud (previously Janrain) at the Gartner IAM Summit
Imagine you're iTV. One of the UK's biggest commercial broadcasters. You have the rights for the World Cup and England has made the semi-finals. The whole country is watching. How do you make sure you're meeting the gold standard of delivering a glitch-free, "TV-like experience" over the internet? iTV's Director of Online Technology & Operations, Andy Burnett, sat down with our own Campbell Foster to walk us through iTV's World
There's no secret formula to quickly building brand engagement and generating lasting value out of your customers. However, if there's one component that companies often overlook in fostering a fully realized customer experience, it's loyalty and rewards programs. Customer loyalty programs are much more than mere mechanisms for doling out discounts, points and promotions; they are tailored brand interactions that enrich the customer journey.
By Danny Wasserman The folks on the Akamai Professional Services team are the people who help implement, configure, and tune the cloud security products that protect our customers' web applications from the daily onslaught of bots blasting login attempts against their websites, mobile apps, and APIs. We decided to take a look at some popular tools used by threat actors to launch these credential abuse attacks and what can be
Domain Name Consolidation The market and marketing of Web property domain names is changing. Companies prefer to promote top level domains (TLDs), have the option of selecting brand-relevant domain extensions (e.g. SaaS.com), and no longer need country-relevant domains to optimize search engine result rankings. This provides an opportunity to reduce "domain name fragementation" but also presents business and technical challenges if a migration is required from the active use of
Over the past few years we've seen a tremendous growth in mobile traffic on the web. Because of this many of the most successful websites have invested in optimizing the experience of users on whatever device they use and however they connect to the internet. With mobile traffic now exceeding desktop, serving a quality mobile experience is more important than ever. During the recent holiday weekend, I was wondering
What does the concept of Herd Immunity have to do with OTT? To find out, I spoke with security expert Jay Coley for this AkamaiTV interview at IBC. Jay explained the biology - and the power - of cooperation in the face of growing security risks to broadcasters. Herd immunity is the concept that the more members of a population that are immune to certain disease, the harder it will