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Sam Preston

Sam Preston

May 27, 2021 9:00 AM

Edge DNS Secondary Implementation: Order of Operatio ...

This article has been updated to include recent industry trends and information about primary implementations. Akamai Edge DNS service delivers edge-based, authoritative domain services for thousands of organizations. These organizations trust Edge DNS to deliver reliable and performant responses, reflected by a 100% uptime service-level agreement. Along with unmatched reliability, Edge DNS boasts an impressive geographically diverse footprint and an intelligently deployed anycast network, ensuring client queries are consistently

Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

May 21, 2021 9:00 AM

Digital Transformation Usain Bolt-Style: Health Care ...

Instead of picking up their phone to schedule a doctor's visit, ring an insurance provider, or call the pharmacy, a patient's first step to getting care is now often the use of an app on their smartphone. There are new ways to order prescriptions, conduct appointments, seek care, and share health data (including automated processes among hospitals and insurance providers). Before the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals, health clinics/facilities, insurance providers, pharmaceutical

Jim Black

Jim Black

May 21, 2021 6:00 AM

Why FIDO2 Is the Answer to Better Security

A groundbreaking increase in security incidents is affecting governments around the world. In light of this, the United States issued a formal order to implement a robust set of security measures designed to improve the security of federal systems. In his most recent executive order, President Biden acknowledged that the United States and many other governments around the world are facing increasing malicious cyberattacks. In order to prevent, and recover

Will Smithee

Will Smithee

May 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Better Real User Monitoring with BoomerangJS and Aka ...

In this blog, we'll walk through a few different snippet insertion methods and available optimizations. Akamai's real user monitoring (RUM) solution, mPulse, uses a bit of JavaScript code (an mPulse snippet) and the BoomerangJS library to collect performance data from a user's Web browser. However, the manner in which this snippet is embedded impacts the quantity of data collected and level of effort involved in managing the solution. The mPulse

Akamai

Akamai

May 19, 2021 9:00 AM

XITE Music Video Platform Amplifies Entertainment wi ...

By: Ralph Aantjes With so many people around the globe seeking socially distanced fun and solace, at-home entertainment has never been more important. XITE aims to offer the best music video experience in the world. Akamai is delighted that this exciting, interactive video platform chose to work with us to provide high-quality, secure online video, which enables XITE to deliver on the experience its fans have come to love. Whether

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

May 18, 2021 9:00 AM

A/B Testing, Now with EdgeKV

This blog was co-authored by Tim Vereecke, Josh Johnson, and Medhat Yakan This is a blog series about building an A/B test with EdgeWorkers and EdgeKV. Read part one here. In our previous blog, we wrote the base code for our A/B test and stored the data locally. Although this may be convenient for testing purposes, it's suboptimal for several reasons: Editing source code just to change data values (e.g.,

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

May 17, 2021 9:00 AM

Building an A/B Test with EdgeWorkers and EdgeKV

This blog was co-authored by Tim Vereecke, Josh Johnson, and Medhat Yakan This is a blog series about building an A/B test with EdgeWorkers and EdgeKV. Read part two here. When paired with our new EdgeKV distributed key-value database, the Akamai EdgeWorkers serverless platform gives you the ability to do powerful things at the CDN level. One common application using these two products is an A/B test: showing users

Courtney Hadden

Courtney Hadden

May 13, 2021 9:00 AM

How Akamai Employees Showed Up for Akamai Earth Mont ...

Photo from an Akamai employee who took her bike out to enjoy nature during Akamai Earth Month. Akamai employees across the globe showed up in full force for Akamai Earth Month 2021 -- our campaign to help employees take small actions at home and in their community to make a difference for the planet. This year's campaign was bolstered by the launch of our new employee engagement tool, Akamai

Hitoshi Kaneko

Hitoshi Kaneko

May 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Visualize and Analyze Bots with Real User Monitoring

You interact with more than just customers on your website. Bots make up a disproportionate amount of traffic, which can skew human behavior analysis data -- and cause you to make the wrong business decisions. In fact, one Akamai customer with 30% of total traffic from bots noticed a huge gap in business metrics like bounce and conversion rates. Since human and bot behaviors are unique, you need to analyze

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

May 11, 2021 6:00 AM

Why Developers Are Writing Apps on Our Edge Platform

A lot of companies talk about edge computing today, but at Akamai, we've been doing it for more than 20 years. We were the first company to offer edge computing services, beginning in 1999 with advanced metadata, an XML-based language used to enable a variety of capabilities on our edge platform -- things like access revocation, ad insertion, throttling, and visitor prioritization. We followed this with our deployment of Edge

Ian Munford

Ian Munford

May 6, 2021 9:00 AM

Defeating the Pirates

In Akamai's paper, "Inside the World of Video Pirates," we discovered why digital intellectual property theft (aka "piracy") is possibly the most misunderstood form of cybercrime facing the TV, sports, and film industries. The paper explored how piracy strategically impacts the industry, how the various financially motivated criminals groups operate, and why many seemingly law-abiding people still continue to participate in what is often perceived as a victimless crime. Despite