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April 2020 Archives

Sanjay Sadarangani

Sanjay Sadarangani

April 28, 2020 1:35 PM

Accelerate Migration from Legacy WAM While Enabling ...

Customers are in the process of replacing their legacy proxy/WAM solutions with modern Identity-Aware Proxies to enable Zero Trust access to business applications and services. Akamai's Identity Aware proxy enables secure remote access for end users from anywhere, on any device, to business applications hosted across multiple data centers using modern cloud and Zero Trust principles.

Richard Meeus

Richard Meeus

April 27, 2020 3:40 PM

PSD2 and Open Banking -- The New Way to Work Your Mo ...

The main question behind the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking: Is it innovative or just platitudes against competition?

Jim Black

Jim Black

April 27, 2020 1:51 PM

Simplifying Data Center and IaaS Visibility and Prot ...

Helping customers further secure their on-premises data centers and IaaS deployments is an interesting new use case for our Enterprise Threat Protector service.

Beth Barach

Beth Barach

April 23, 2020 6:02 PM

Enabling Workforce Productivity in Challenging Times

As the world shifts to an increasingly virtual environment, Akamai continues to be at the forefront of helping customers enable workforce productivity with Akamai's Enterprise Application Access and Enterprise Threat Protector. From our detailed offer to our recent Edge Live Virtual Summit, where Akamai executives spoke about enabling a remote workforce on our platform, we have shared programs and processes around ensuring business continuity. This continues to be a concern

Gourishankar Gudla

Gourishankar Gudla

April 21, 2020 3:59 PM

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

This Earth Day, we are excited to announce the first two grantees of Akamai's Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water: the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring (ffem).

Jim Black

Jim Black

April 21, 2020 2:56 PM

COVID-19 and the Perfect Security Storm

The global pandemic has resulted in a dramatic shift to home working. This has created a perfect security storm that has dramatically increased the security risk for enterprises. The best worst-case scenario is that a single device used by an employee working from home is compromised, and sensitive data on that device is stolen or locked with ransomware. Or worse, the compromised device is the beachhead for lateral movement and

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

April 20, 2020 8:00 AM

Ensuring Business Continuity During Peak Times: 6 Re ...

A sudden and dramatic surge in internet traffic, much of which is driven by video streaming and game and software download events, is testing network infrastructures with unprecedented volume. The 30% increase in global traffic Akamai delivered from the edge during the past month, compared to the ~3% growth during a typical month, illustrates the impact COVID-19 has had on the internet. As a result, regulators, ISPs, and many Akamai

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

April 16, 2020 12:06 PM

Residential Internet Connections are now Business Co ...

Near-global mandates to stay at home have completely reshaped the internet security landscape. Remote work is the new normal, inverting the traditional office model. Attackers are not relenting as they see opportunity to take advantage of a world with a singular focus.

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

April 10, 2020 12:28 PM

COVID-19 Phishing: Exploiting a Global Pandemic

It's sad to think criminals are hard at work taking advantage of the extraordinary stress the world's population is currently experiencing. But they are. New phishing scams exploiting anxiety about COVID-19 are trending upward. Akamai's Carrier Data Science and Threat Research teams analyzing real-time worldwide DNS resolution data have listed as many as 9,000 COVID-19 related phishing urls daily over the last few weeks.

Jim Black

Jim Black

April 8, 2020 10:06 AM

Business Continuity and Security in an Uncertain Glo ...

The need for companies to quickly enable remote access to business-critical applications was highlighted in a recent Akamai blog -- Enabling Business Continuity in an Uncertain Global Environment.

Wentao Li

Wentao Li

April 8, 2020 9:20 AM

CCPA and Global Consumer Privacy Protection

Back in 2018 with the implementation of GDPR, global retailers with business in the EU faced great pressure to be compliant. This year, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), another tough and impactful data privacy regulation from the U.S., will come into play. Global retailers need to understand its implications and be better prepared this time.

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

April 6, 2020 7:00 AM

Can the Internet keep up with the surge in demand?

As a company that's been in the business of enabling the Internet for 22 years, Akamai is hearing from a lot of people lately who all want to know one thing: Can the Internet keep up with the sudden surge in demand? Will it scale? What happens to performance? And what about security when almost all employees work remotely?

Liz Borowsky

Liz Borowsky

April 3, 2020 1:42 PM

Will Social Distancing Break the Internet?

First off, no -- the Internet is not going to break! That said, the news media is awash with stories and statistics about how the Internet is faring with the increase in traffic due to isolation protocols forcing daily functions online. Which functions? In my house, we have remote work, e-learning, online retail, online banking, streaming video, online gaming, video chat, social media, and Wi-Fi calling. I know I'm not

Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

April 3, 2020 1:21 PM

Unexpected Inflection Point

For decades, those of us who work on the infrastructure of the web have heard and talked a lot about "inflection points" -- points at which we have seen notable increases in Internet usage driven by commerce, entertainment, financial services, travel, etc. And now, without warning, the world changed. Every industry has been disrupted in a matter of weeks, and the world is likely never to be quite the same

Siddharth Deshpande

Siddharth Deshpande

April 3, 2020 12:23 PM

What the NIST Zero Trust Architecture Means for Busi ...

In September 2019, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) published the first draft of its Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) for public feedback. A second draft was issued in February 2020 that incorporated industry feedback from the first cycle and solicited more comments. The document is extremely well written, and I would highly recommend all security and business continuity practitioners read it here.

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

April 3, 2020 12:15 PM

Business Continuity at Edge Live, April 7-8

The COVID-19 crisis has forced enterprises everywhere to find new ways of maintaining valued relationships with customers and partners. At Akamai, we are here to support you at every step during these uncertain times. With this in mind, we are hosting Edge Live, a virtual summit for industry leaders, technologists, developers, business executives, and thought leaders.