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Courtney Hadden

Courtney Hadden

March 30, 2020 12:15 PM

Keeping Our Kids and Our Earth Safe: Thoughts for Ea ...

This April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. As we get ready to celebrate this momentous anniversary, I have thought more about this planet, how it is evolving every day -- for better and for

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

March 27, 2020 6:30 AM

Akamai Delivers Fast Deployment and Edge Computing f ...

With each iteration, Akamai moves nearer to our goal of enabling elite performance by the development teams that depend on Akamai for delivering reliable and highly performant experiences to their customers. The March 2020 release empowers teams to develop at the Akamai edge with even greater velocity, security, and visibility.

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

March 26, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 - The Importance of Video in the Digital ...

Welcome to Day 4 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security, with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday was a second day for security that included updates for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday provided

Pankaj Chaudhari

Pankaj Chaudhari

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Getting Insights into the Delivery Path of Media wit ...

Problem Definition Media streaming typically involves three main components: a player, the origin, and a CDN. Typically, the content provider owns the player and the origin stack and hence is able to diagnose and troubleshoot issues, but the CDN for the most part is a black box.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Taking Content Protection to the Edge

To protect our industry, we need to protect our content. That's been an ongoing theme in conversations with Akamai's broadcast customers whose streaming offerings have evolved into critical business units.

Kristen Raybould

Kristen Raybould

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Manage Origin Offload and Egress Fees for Live and O ...

Origin offload has received more attention in the past few years as more customers have moved their origins to the cloud. As such, the cost to access data has become an important issue. To support this move, Akamai has developed Cloud Wrapper to provide customers with a way to securely connect to private and public cloud storage and compute platforms, while improving origin offload and lowering cloud egress costs. Customers

Tim Vereecke

Tim Vereecke

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Accelerate SVG Delivery with Ion (A2)

As of March 2020, all Akamai Ion customers will benefit automatically from the more powerful Brotli/Zopfli compression algorithm for delivering their SVG files. The benefit of fewer SVG bytes is a positive impact on your visual performance KPIs (First Meaningful Paint, Time to Visually Ready, SpeedIndex, or the newest -- Largest Contentful Paint).

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 - What's New in Delivery, Services and Su ...

Welcome to Day 3 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's new and exciting announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday added another day of security updates, including for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday

Nancy Carvajal

Nancy Carvajal

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 - Professional Services and the Media Ind ...

In today's ever-shifting market, we recognize that you need to be constantly adapting, and Akamai provides a way to enhance your customers' experiences through our unique expertise, helping you unlock the value of Akamai's products and services.

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

March 24, 2020 9:59 AM

Working Together to Manage Global Internet Traffic I ...

As businesses and consumers around the world adjust their routines amid the various COVID-19 restrictions, the internet is being used at a scale that the world has never experienced. In addition to millions of people who are now working from home, students all over the world are going online to continue their studies, governments are increasingly leveraging the internet to communicate with their citizens, vast amounts of commerce have moved

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

March 24, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 -- What's New in Security, Part 2

Welcome to Akamai's March 2020 Release. As we covered yesterday, this release offers a week of product updates, with each day highlighting continued innovations across a different area of Akamai's portfolio: Monday and Tuesday feature two days of security updates. There's a lot going on in Akamai's security portfolio -- more than will fit into a single day. Wednesday introduces updates to Akamai's delivery platform for HTML, API, video, software,

Jim Black

Jim Black

March 24, 2020 6:30 AM

Akamai Enhances Enterprise Threat Protector to Add S ...

Today, Akamai announced that it has added secure web gateway (SWG) capabilities to its Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) service to help enterprises further accelerate their transformation to a Zero Trust security architecture. So what are the SWG enhancements and what benefits will these deliver for Akamai customers?

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

March 24, 2020 6:30 AM

Simplifying the ISP Transition to DNS Encryption

New protocols to encrypt DNS traffic, DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT), have been a visible Internet topic for the past two years. Akamai participated in the definition of DoH/DoT standards and recently released support in the high-performance CacheServe resolver. Major features include: Integration of DoH/DoT in CacheServe, alongside legacy UDP and TCP protocols Initial performance tests show scaling up to 500,000 active DoH/DoT sessions at 1.5

Dennis Birchard

Dennis Birchard

March 23, 2020 6:30 AM

Akamai's Prolexic Platform Completes Fifth Generatio ...

Akamai introduces new enhancements today to its Prolexic Routed purpose-built DDoS scrubbing service that reflect the changing nature of the threat landscape and capitalize on cloud functionality to enable maximum customer flexibility using newer deployment models.

Renny Shen

Renny Shen

March 23, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 -- What's New in Security, Part 1

Welcome to Akamai's March 2020 Release! This release offers a week of product updates, with each day highlighting continued innovations across a different area of Akamai's product portfolio: Monday and Tuesday feature two days of security updates. There's a lot going on in Akamai's security portfolio -- more than will fit into a single day. Wednesday introduces updates to Akamai's delivery platform for HTML, API, video, software, and small-object content.

Gourishankar Gudla

Gourishankar Gudla

March 21, 2020 2:08 PM

Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in W ...

Continuing in our commitment to sustainability, Akamai is excited to announce the launch of our accelerator program supporting innovators and building solutions to address India's water challenges. A concerted effort by the Akamai India leadership team, the accelerator program is being launched at a time when we are witnessing a rising demand for water globally, caused by exponential population growth coupled with a changing climate that is making rainfall less

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

March 20, 2020 12:30 PM

Preparing for Disruption with Good IT

As our colleagues, customers, and friends continue to adapt to the rapidly changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing a global challenge that is unprecedented in the age of technology. The most important thing during this time is the health and safety of our communities.

Adam Karon

Adam Karon

March 11, 2020 1:58 PM

Statement from Akamai Executive Vice President and G ...

Akamai fully supports and appreciates NAB's decision to put off the 2020 NAB Show. We recognize the weight of the decision and subsequent, wide-ranging ramifications that had to be considered. While we're disappointed to miss this annual opportunity to personally connect with customers, partners and colleagues from around the world, we're grateful that priority was rightly placed upon the health of everyone involved and taking steps to help prevent further

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

March 9, 2020 11:50 AM

Enabling Business Continuity in an Uncertain Global ...

Today's uncertain global environment has made it an imperative for companies to enable remote access to business-critical applications. In particular, the fluidity and uncertainty of the current global crisis triggered by COVID-19 have accelerated the movement to have employees work remotely. Akamai's Enterprise Application Access solution provides secure and scalable application access for remote users, and right now, Akamai is offering a Business Continuity Assistance Program that includes complimentary 60-day

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

March 4, 2020 4:00 PM

Introducing Akamai Edge DNS

At Akamai, we live by the motto "Intelligent Security Starts at the Edge," which is why we're excited to announce that we are changing the name of our authoritative DNS service from Fast DNS to Edge DNS. If you are an existing Fast DNS customer, rest assured that for now, this is purely a name change. But this announcement also marks the beginning of the next phase in the evolution