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May 2019 Archives

Ashley Adelman

Ashley Adelman

May 28, 2019 11:00 AM

3 Tips to Action Consumer Trust with Data Security a ...

Start Playing Here High-profile data breaches and increasingly sophisticated security threats are driving smart brands to better manage the mass amounts of consumer data they've spent years collecting. To do so, brands must prioritize their customers' interests and build a modern data security and privacy strategy where consumer trust is central.

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

May 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Protecting the New Online Frontiers: Akamai on Watch

At Akamai, security is at the heart of everything we create. After more than two decades on the front lines of the Internet revolution, Akamai continues to pioneer strategies, products, and solutions that keep the world's information safe and secure. We protect you from the data center, beyond the cloud, and to the Edge.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

May 23, 2019 12:53 PM

Egyptian DDoS Campaign Observations

Between March 19 and March 25, 2019, there was a very large amount of DDoS traffic sourced from a specific Egyptian Autonomous System (ASN) directed at Akamai Prolexic customers. It's worth noting this is an ASN we rarely see in our pre-attack, or top source IPs during active attacks. When it showed up on the scene, it quickly overtook all other source IPs, before fading off a week later. This

Prasad Nadig

Prasad Nadig

May 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC): Enabling ...

So, what is the BOCC? Simply put, Akamai runs a state-of-the-art Broadcast Operations Control Centre, the BOCC, to help ensure smooth and seamless end-user play-back experience for live OTT (Over the Top) and linear video delivered through Akamai Media Delivery Solutions. To phrase it more technically - the BOCC is a support service providing effective 24x7x365 real-time, high-density monitoring towards ensuring lower latency, continued availability, and buffering-free playback of video

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

May 23, 2019 9:00 AM

The Financial Implications of Online Video Quality

A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to

Jennifer Merredew

Jennifer Merredew

May 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Akamai Receives a Loyalty360 Top 10 Award

Customer experience is built into Akamai at the core. Our web performance and media delivery products have helped businesses provide seamless, secure digital experiences for years... whether it's making sure your experience is flawless during a flash sale online to ensuring you can access your bank account online to streaming your favorite show on the device of your choice.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

May 20, 2019 11:00 AM

Mother's Day Online Shoppers Were Active, and So Wer ...

Mother's Day is a major online shopping event that attracts both shoppers as well as threat actors. Earlier in the year, we reported on the United Kingdom's version, called Mothering Sunday.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

May 16, 2019 8:00 AM

Do DDoS attacks originate from Cloud Service Provide ...

In a word, yes. Cloud service providers (CSPs) continue to power a growing portion of the greater Internet. According to Cisco, by 2021, 73 percent of cloud workloads are going to be CSP based, which reflects a compound annual growth rate of 27.5 percent from 2016 to 2021.

Asaf Nadler

Asaf Nadler

May 13, 2019 7:13 AM

Exploring botnets in VR

By Asaf Nadler & Lior Lahav Botnets often use domain generation algorithms (DGAs) to select a domain name, which bots use to establish communication channels with their command and control servers (C2). Since Akamai analyzes over 2.2 trillion DNS requests per day, and detects thousands of active algorithmically generated domains (AGDs) per hour, our data science team decided to try to dive a little deeper

Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert

May 8, 2019 2:08 PM

Deployment Diversity for DNS Resiliency

Consider Addressing Delegation Servers with Varying Network Routes Written by: Jim Gilbert and Barry Greene Don't Forget DNS Similar to diverse workforces performing at a higher level, diverse network service deployments perform at a higher level that is increasingly important as the Internet continues to augment our reality. Akamai has 20 years of edge service deployment experience. Akamai's Intelligent Edge has proven that the "edge" requires more than "servers" on

Diego Xirinachs

Diego Xirinachs

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

When "Customers" Attack DNS

Be real. A Communications Service Provider's (CSP's) customer will not use their home to attack the Domain Name System (DNS). They might as well unplug from the Internet. Yet, customers get infected, CPEs get violated, and miscreants all over the Internet reflect attacks off CSP customers to attack others. This abuse happens every day. It is part of the "noise" of the Internet. It is also a major threat to

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

CHAPTER 3: ELECTION DAY - BEST PRACTICES AND READINE ...

CHAPTER 3: ELECTION DAY - BEST PRACTICES AND READINESS FOR DIGITAL NEWS PUBLISHERS As the 2019 General Election results approach, the frenzy and anticipation continue to build. Digital news publishers have the opportunity to engage with audiences on their digital properties as users go online to learn of the outcomes and developments surrounding the elections. In the first chapter of the blog series we listed a few trends on the

Akamai

Akamai

May 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Introducing New RUM-based Website Performance Benchm ...

End users expect nothing short of a flawless experience when visiting your website. A slow-performing, error-prone website can lead to significant losses in revenue and brand value.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

May 6, 2019 11:00 AM

Fast DNS Secondary Implementation: Order or Operatio ...

Akamai's Fast DNS service provides cloud-based, authoritative domain services to thousands of organizations. Fast DNS is the most widely deployed cloud DNS service pushed to the edge of the Internet. Every organization must protect their domain name. Akamai's built Fast DNS to focus on domain name availability, security, resiliency, and performance. The domain name must be 100% available at all times. These domain names must be secured with DNSSEC to