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In our 2020 DDoS retrospective, we highlighted the twists and turns of a very, very active threat landscape. As a quick refresher, we mitigated some of the largest attacks ever seen (1.44 Tbps and 809 Mpps); saw more attacks on customers across more diverse industries than ever before; and observed the largest DDoS extortion campaign, which impacted thousands of companies globally. So, it came as no surprise when 2021 threat
Akamai hit a new milestone last week when web traffic delivered across our edge network peaked at 200 terabits per second (Tbps). To be blunt - that's a whole lot of data traveling the world in a very short amount of time. We believe we can make a good case that it's more than the entire (reported) network capacities of multiple Akamai competitors combined. Here's another way to look at
The past month has been a very dynamic time in the world of security for hackers and threat researchers, but it has been an extended nightmare for CSOs responsible for securing their enterprise networks. For starters, on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers were attacked in droves after a set of zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered, resulting in widespread infiltration of hundreds of thousands of organizations. These vulnerabilities allow malicious actors to remotely control
Akamai Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. has chosen the grantees for Cohort 2 of Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water. The Accelerator Program enables grantees to ideate their technology-based solutions for water conservation. This year, two grantees -- SmartTerra and Jaljeevika -- have been onboarded as part of Cohort 2.
The edge is becoming more critical in a world of 5G and IoT. I've seen the evolution from 1x to 3G to 4G and now 5G over the many years I've worked in the mobile space, and 5G and IoT will drive the biggest changes we have seen on the edge in 10 or 20 years.
In my previous blog, I discussed the important role multi-factor authentication (MFA) plays in further securing access to enterprise and consumer services. We also established the fact that although MFA increases authentication security and decreases the risk of account takeover, MFA can, and is, being bypassed in the wild.
Today, Akamai announced Akamai MFA, a phish-proof multi-factor authentication (MFA) service for the workforce that delivers all of the security benefits of FIDO2 with the frictionless end-user experience of a mobile push on a smartphone. Why has Akamai introduced this new service?
The use of authentication factors, one of the most fundamental and well understood concepts in information security, enables secure access to applications, services, and networks. It can affect an enterprise's security posture, however, as the drastic increase in data breaches and system attacks are largely based on compromised authentication.
Co-authored by Ryan Barnett. AppSec Protections for Microsoft Exchange CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, CVE-2021-27065 On March 2, 2021, the Microsoft Security Response Center alerted its customers to several critical security updates to Microsoft Exchange Server, addressing vulnerabilities currently under attack.
It's been an interesting start to March in terms of public security incidents.
Widespread Use of Location Spoofing to Circumvent Territorial Content Restrictions Is the image below relatable? According to the description, the service is a VPN desktop application and proxy browser extension that helps viewers mask their physical location, circumvent censorship, and restore access to blocked content.
In March of 2020, Akamai saw a dramatic 30% rise in internet traffic --- equivalent to an entire year of growth (1). Post-pandemic, Akamai believes there will be a return to normal internet traffic growth, but many things will never be the same. In general, we particularly expect to see greater reliance on the internet for transactions in retail, media, health care, finance, and travel and hospitality.
TL;DR IP Anycast is a network addressing and routing methodology that allows IP addresses to be announced from multiple points on the internet With the proper implementation, Anycast can reduce DNS RTTs and offer innate DDoS protection Akamai's authoritative name service, Edge DNS, combines global scale with strategic network advertisements to optimize performance and reliability Domain owners can further promote a performant DNS posture by maximizing record TTLs and enabling
A recent Akamai Security blog post, Massive Campaign Targeting UK Banks Bypassing 2FA, written by my colleague Or Katz, is a great insight into how attackers used very simple techniques to bypass two-factor (2FA) authentication security to obtain access to U.K. consumers' bank accounts.
Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, continues to focus on innovation by launching Cohort 2 of the Akamai Startup program.
This week, Akamai was again recognized as a Leader in the latest The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021. Akamai has also been recognized by Forrester as a Leader in its most recent The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q3 2020, The Forrester New Wave™: Bot Management, Q1 2020, and The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q1 2020.
Recently, many reports of incidents have been making headlines, proving that no business or industry is immune to advanced threat actors. Applying user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) for the challenging task of the detection of compromised devices over time can play a critical role in enterprises' defense mechanisms.
Wizards is a global ideation program that allows Akamai employees to submit their innovative ideas and contribute to the business transformation of Akamai. The program has been running for eight years and has received more than 5000 idea submissions. We are proud that Akamai products like Page Integrity and Enterprise Threat Protector were once ideas on the Wizards portal, as were more than 45 other successful suggestions.