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May 2020 Archives

Or Katz

Or Katz

May 28, 2020 9:00 AM

Working from Home -- The New Threat Frontier

The emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak dramatically changed and disrupted the normal routines of our personal and professional lives. It led us to stay inside and work from home. It altered our browsing habits from our corporate devices, and it led to increased levels of security risk exposure.

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

May 26, 2020 3:02 PM

Record 0-Second SLA PPS Mitigation

Record-High 312 Mpps Attack Mitigated in 0 Seconds On May 2, 2020, Akamai blocked a large PPS-focused attack against one of our financial services customers in 0 seconds, utilizing a proactive mitigation posture. This was one of the largest PPS levels we have on record, and the biggest mitigated to date in 0 seconds. The attacker launched a bevy of minimally sized UDP packets in an attempt to overwhelm network

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 22, 2020 8:10 AM

The Internet Didn't Break. Now What?

Even though it was only November, it seems like an eternity ago that Akamai CEO Tom Leighton discussed the then-forthcoming "streaming explosion" on Variety's "Strictly Business" podcast. Tom spoke with Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein about the upcoming launches of streaming services like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock, and the internet's ability to withstand so much more video coming online. Nobody knew at the time that we were mere

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

May 21, 2020 4:23 PM

A Message to the Young Innovators of Tomorrow

At a time when a global pandemic has forced students to go online to learn, the International Science and Engineering Fair is using the internet to bring together some of the most brilliant and innovative students from all over the world. Collectively, they represent the kind of talent that will be needed to solve humanity's most pressing challenges.

Richard Meeus

Richard Meeus

May 15, 2020 2:58 PM

Shifting Strategies

Formula One is always a sport I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. I found the strategy always more compelling than the actual racing, which was usually just a procession. Of course, the crashes were always spectacular, not least because it would cause all the team strategies to be completely reset, and a whole host of changes would be made while the pace car was out.

Stefan Roeser

Stefan Roeser

May 7, 2020 3:48 PM

What's Next for Media Companies in 2020?

Over the past few months, we've all experienced changes -- in how we work, how we parent, and how we live. But one thing that hasn't changed is the essential nature of the internet and Akamai's ability to deliver on your and your customers' expectations. It's what we do.

Dan Hall

Dan Hall

May 6, 2020 1:35 PM

Enterprise Application Access Increases Security for ...

Companies all over the world are moving rapidly to enable their entire workforce to work remotely due to the current environment. Akamai's Enterprise Application Access solution is designed to provide fast and secure remote access to enterprise applications and can be deployed and scaled up quickly to meet customer needs (see Enabling Business Continuity in an Uncertain Global Environment). Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector service contributes an additional layer of cloud-based

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

May 4, 2020 11:48 AM

Making Connections to Sustainable Action During a Pa ...

There is no question that this year has brought disruption to life as we know it. As the world around us is changing, our concept of normalcy does too. Now, more than ever, it is critical that Akamai continue business as usual, providing fast, intelligent, and secure experiences for our customers, but we also have the opportunity to do so much more. From the perspective of a sustainability professional, COVID-19