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As part of Akamai's ongoing investments in improving delivery performance, last month we completed the worldwide deployment of the Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (BBR) TCP congestion control algorithm across our Edge Platform. The BBR algorithm is designed to help improve the reliability and resiliency of data by optimizing the rate at which it's transmitted over last-mile networks to end users. After more than a year of extensive testing, we've rolled
In this series of blogs I'm going to talk about how the continued move towards all web traffic being encrypted has impacted enterprise security. In this blog I'm going to focus on the basics - what is encrypted web traffic and how can you proactively control this.
What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. However, the platform is not limited to weighted load distribution: GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on
If you're anything like me, you have no interest in physically entering a store the day after Thanksgiving. I do, however, love to shop online in the comfort of my home. While many people start their holiday shopping on Black Friday, I go to my favorite online retailers a day or two early, add what I want to my shopping cart, and then wait for the 20% off discount to
My colleague in Spain recently wrote an informative article about DNS Protection and why it's a must-have security solution for any company. Building out on this topic, I would like to look specifically at the Education market and what the consequences can be if DNS Visibility is not taken seriously. I will also share some insight in the results that we typically see when we run proof of concepts with
Large scale multi-vector DDOS attack thwarted in 0 Seconds A recent large attack levied against one of our global online gaming customers highlights the value of Akamai Prolexic's 0 Second SLA. As attacks ramp up more quickly than ever before, Akamai's SOCC demonstrates every day how having a complete and comprehensive defensive posture in place, with rules qualifying for 0-second mitigation, can help any Prolexic Routed customer to reduce potential
Akamai just released the 2019 State of the Internet (SOTI) security report: Phishing - Baiting the Hook featuring findings from the enterprise and carrier research teams. They've been collaborating for two years to develop better methods for evaluating massive volumes of anonymized, live-streamed DNS query data to uncover more phishing, bots and other threats.
In the early 2000s, security was mostly focused on perimeter separation between the trusted corporate internal network and the untrusted everything else. Separation was very clear, as most corporate applications were inside the perimeter and users were office based, with a very low amount of remote working.
On its 20th anniversary, Singles' Day (11 November), a popular Chinese shopping day meant to celebrate the status of those who are single, set a new one-day record of $38 billion in sales, a 26% increase over 2018 ($30.7 billion), according to multiple media reports. However, according to Akamai data, the mobile bounce rate for all the retailers we tracked showed an increase of nearly 40% to 42.80%, which