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February 7, 2017 8:55 AM

A WAF for the Other Half

The other half asks "May I please have some more (application security)." Another lifetime ago, way back in 2014, I wrote that "updating WAF rules is like flossing, everybody knows they should be doing it but it can be an easy step to forget and difficult to find the time to do it." At the time my conclusion was something along the lines of "so if you don't have

Akamai

Akamai

December 13, 2016 8:30 AM

*Batteries not included

If you grew up in the 1970's and 80's, this simple statement could ruin your holiday - if Mom & Dad hadn't had the foresight to stock up on AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt batteries before you opened your presents, you had to put your handheld video games, animatronic animals, and talking dolls aside for a few days. In contrast, today's gadgets tend to come with a USB charging

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Akamai

November 28, 2016 11:17 AM

Black Friday weekend 2016: What we've learned so far ...

At SOASTA, we collect a massive amount of real user data for many top retailers. This past long weekend, not surprisingly, saw an enormous surge in the amount of user experiences our customers monitored and measured. On Black Friday alone, we collected almost 2 billion beacons' worth of real user data.* By the end of Cyber Monday, we estimate that we will have collected between 5-7 billions beacons of data.

Akamai

Akamai

October 11, 2016 12:12 PM

2 Ways an Entire Country Can Lose Access to the Inte ...

For citizens of the most advanced economies, it is hard to conceptualize what being entirely cut off from the Internet would look like, let alone how it could actually happen. Is it as simple as flipping a kill switch or pressing an 'Off' button? Though unlikely in countries like the United States that have numerous independently operated providers and redundant Internet infrastructure, total shutdowns are still possible in geographies where

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Akamai

October 5, 2016 3:39 PM

620+ Gbps Attack - Post Mortem

On Tuesday, September 20, Akamai successfully defended against a DDoS attack exceeding 620 Gbps, nearly double that of the previous peak attack on our platform. That attack and the recent release of the Mirai source code have generated a lot of interest in, and speculation about, the role of IoT devices in DDoS attacks. For several months, Akamai researchers have been looking into the code that is now known as

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Akamai

September 28, 2016 9:06 AM

Updated Insights into State of the Internet Metrics

In February 2015, we published a blog post entitled "State of the Internet Metrics: What Do They Mean?" which itself was an update to an earlier "Clarifying State of the Internet Report Metrics" blog post, published in March 2013. The explanations in both posts are still relevant to the State of the Internet / Connectivity report series, but there are a few updates that are worth highlighting.

Akamai

Akamai

September 27, 2016 12:12 PM

Lights, Camera, Action! - a journey with your Cloud ...

Your cloud-hosted workloads are your "main event". They are your commerce website, your CRM application, your collaboration tools, your partner portal, your corporate website, etc - the engines that drive your business and enable your organization to connect, collaborate, and transact business across a broad group of employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and more. Unlike the making of a motion picture, where you can rehearse and do as many re-takes as

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Akamai

September 26, 2016 9:19 AM

National Internet Outages - The New Normal?

Gabon's ongoing "Internet curfew" is, unfortunately, representative of the new normal for Internet connectivity in some countries. After experiencing a near complete Internet outage in the country from September 1-5, connectivity returned. However, since that time, the country has put a so-called "curfew" into place, with Internet connectivity regularly disrupted each day between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM local time.

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Akamai

September 22, 2016 3:10 AM

OpenSSL Security Update

On September 22nd, 2016, the OpenSSL project released versions 1.1.0a, 1.0.2i, and 1.0.1u of OpenSSL. This release contains about a dozen security fixes, including one important update that we wanted the Akamai community to be specifically aware of.