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We all heed the gospel of patching, but as recent incidents made clear, even cutting-edge disruptors struggle to patch everything, everywhere, and all the time.
Akamai recently announced Enterprise Application Access capabilities designed to improve performance and user experience, as well as provide an easy migration away from VPN, reducing complexity and risk. The new capabilities -- IP address-based access, on-premises network detection, and captive portal support -- are architected to accelerate large-scale deployments, enhance performance, and help businesses transition to a Zero Trust security model. This free upgrade for Enterprise Application Access customers is
Communications service providers are looking for new ways to gain an edge in today's competitive market. In sports-crazed New Zealand, one of the country's largest telecom providers just launched an all-sports video service to attract new subscribers. Spark Sport is a new over-the-top (OTT) offering arriving just in time for Rugby World Cup 2019. And according to Diluk de Silva, Service Quality & Distribution Lead at Spark New Zealand, New
For the just-completed Amazon Prime Day (a full 48 hours this year), published reports indicate that it was the largest shopping event in Amazon's history, exceeding their own 2018 sales for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.
By now, you have likely heard the term "Zero Trust". From tech seminars and industry events to webinars and whitepapers, it is popping up everywhere. CISOs and CTOs are constantly inundated with calls and messages from different vendors proclaiming different ways their solutions can help them transition to this security model. At this year's RSA Conference, there was a deluge of vendors touting Zero Trust security solutions and I could
The Right Service from the Right Edge at the Right Time Introduction As Akamai's Global Traffic Management for Cloud, Data Centers and CDNs blog introduces, Akamai's Intelligent Edge™ platform includes DNS and Layer 7 load balancing capabilities that combine to get users to the right edge at the right time. In this blog, Akamai poses a use case and describes how to address it using Akamai Global Traffic Management (GTM)
Additional analysis and research provided by Principal Architect, Tom Emmons Earlier this year, Akamai celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Prolexic acquisition. The merger was officially completed in February of 2014, and a lot has happened since then. In this post, we want to spend a moment reflecting on the last five years and look at what's ahead.