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February 2019 Archives

Darren Ng

Darren Ng

February 28, 2019 10:45 AM

Packet Pacing Benefits for Midgress Traffic

Akamai's Smooth Delivery Pacing (SDP) made an impression last year by increasing client network performance while simultaneously reducing retransmissions. If you missed the details and want to learn more about SDP, please check out our past discussion. In this article, we'll explore if SDP's benefits can be applied to Akamai's midgress network.

Asaf Nadler

Asaf Nadler

February 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Ramnit in the UK

By Asaf Nadler and Lior Lahav Ramnit is a family of trojans that allows attackers to remotely control infected machines, in order steal personal and banking information [1], and open backdoors to download additional malware [2]. Initial versions of Ramnit appeared in late 2011 and infected more than 800,000 Windows PCs [3]. In May 2018, Ramnit was observed in the "Black" botnet, and was responsible for infecting more than 100,000

Roger Barranco

Roger Barranco

February 21, 2019 10:30 AM

New Video Series: How a Security Operations Command ...

For over two decades I've made it my mission to stop "bad guys" on the Internet. Working day in and day out alongside an amazing team of security professionals inside our global Security Operations Command Center (SOCC) has given me the opportunity to do just that.

Renny Shen

Renny Shen

February 14, 2019 12:00 PM

3 Reasons Your Business Needs Security at the Edge

As a security professional, no one knows better than you that the attack surface is shifting and continues to expand across an ever-widening area. Our interconnected digital lives are wreaking havoc with the idea of "the perimeter." As digital attacks continue to grow in size and volume, and are increasingly targeted, knowing what defense posture you need to deploy to stay safe is being redefined right before your eyes. That's

Victor Wong

Victor Wong

February 7, 2019 2:19 PM

Qualifying Encoders with Akamai

Introduction The encoder qualification program was created to improve the process for vendors that wish to align themselves with Akamai network specific requirements. It is also intended to , mitigate the risk of encoder issues before using in production. A formal process is being introduced to fast forward the qualification testing cycle.

Akamai DNS Team

Akamai DNS Team

February 7, 2019 1:30 PM

Protecting your Domain Names: Taking the First Steps

Everyone and everything on the Internet depends on the Domain Name System (DNS) being functional. The DNS has been a common vector for attacks in recent years, and 2019 seems to be no different. Many of these attacks have goals far more sinister than simply taking a company offline or defacing a website; reported attacks include redirecting some or all of an organization's domain to gain access to protected