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Introduction Along with its DDoS resilience and impressive global footprint, Fast DNS affords zone administrators additional technical flexibility and implementation options. One example is Zone Apex Mapping (ZAM) -- a feature that enables apex domains to be mapped directly to an Akamai edge IP. The popularity and appeal of ZAM does, however, prompt a number of questions about the technical specifics, such as: is ZAM interoperable with commonplace DNS extensions,
Businesses across the world are migrating applications to the cloud to reduce IT cost and complexity, and accelerate the pace of innovation. But when you move applications and services to the cloud you lose visibility and control over your infrastructure, increasing risk and uncertainty. That's why leading companies like Capital Group turn to Akamai to accelerate web performance, boost cloud security and improve digital transformation outcomes.
Cloud migration is a double-edged sword. While promising greater scalability, agility, and even new approaches to applications, it also introduces complexity--which means more security risk. Security vulnerabilities exposed in breach after breach have highlighted the risk that comes with the cloud.
Our customers are moving more workloads to the cloud. No surprise there. The siren song of agility, scale, and cost savings can't be resisted. But as we highlighted earlier, security fundamentals are key to a successful cloud migration. In fact, we also shared marketectures to successfully migrate apps to the cloud and the top best practices for securing cloud workloads. While there are plenty of areas to dive into across
Creating a security-oriented culture is a challenge for many businesses. There's a natural tension between development teams, that are under constant pressure to get new applications and features to market as quickly as possible, and security teams that need to protect critical systems and confidential data from hackers and cybercriminals. Aaron McKeown, Head of Security Engineering & Architecture at Xero, understands these challenges firsthand. Aaron has spent the past five
Earlier I wrote about the importance of patching, or more accurately the importance of transferring the need to patch (& the associated risk) to someone else by using their cloud security service. While patching definitely falls into the security fundamentals category it remains as relevant as ever, but it's not the only security best practice we need to collectively remember.
Security is essential to the success of any digital business. But there's one thing you can always count on: security-related incursions are inevitable. And the results can be devastating. Security breaches erode trust and damage reputation.
We are excited to announce the launch of Akamai's newest scrubbing centre in Australia. While Akamai has been protecting ANZ customers from large and complex DDoS attacks for years, the new Melbourne scrubbing centre will allow us to provide higher resilience and reduce latency for in-region traffic.