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Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

July 27, 2021 8:00 AM

Cutting the Red Tape: Lessons Learned from CyberThre ...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard the phrase "digital transformation," I would have a lot of dollars. I'm sure you would too. We'd have even more if we counted the term "Zero Trust." (Maybe we should start counting them, now that I think about it!) Speakers and authors often use these buzz phrases to pique interest. These loaded phrases mean different things to different people, stripping

Bridget Meuse

Bridget Meuse

July 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Anyone for Alphabet Soup? ZTNA, SWGs, MFA, and More: ...

Last week, we gathered a few of the most prominent leaders and experts from every corner of the federal space to talk about all things cybersecurity and digital transformation. Discussions ranged from the move toward Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and effectively managing identities and access with a secure web gateway (SWG) to keep data safe, to what the executive order on cybersecurity means for agencies -- time to implement

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

July 22, 2021 1:32 PM

Akamai Summarizes Service Disruption (RESOLVED)

At 15:45 UTC on July 22, 2021, a software configuration update triggered a bug in our Secure Edge Content Delivery Network impacting that network's domain name service (DNS) system (the system that directs browsers to websites for that specific service). This caused a disruption impacting availability of some customer websites. The disruption lasted up to an hour. Upon rolling back the software configuration update, the services resumed normal operations. Akamai

Stephen Ludin

Stephen Ludin

June 23, 2021 9:00 AM

Targeted Cache Control

Content delivery networks (CDNs) have been around and have evolved over a long time (in internet years). They all speak HTTP and you can safely rely on them to work with just about anything else that speaks HTTP. This is the beauty of standards -- HTTP in this case. What you cannot count on is there being a standard way to configure them. In some cases, this is understandable: they

Sanjay Sadarangani

Sanjay Sadarangani

June 21, 2021 9:00 AM

New Admin Portal for Akamai Enterprise Application A ...

The definition of a user has evolved to comprise much more than an employee, making secure access to the right application, for the right user, at the right time difficult and complex. Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is a unique cloud architecture that closes all inbound firewall ports, while ensuring that only authorized users and devices have access to the internal applications they need -- not the entire network. To

Akamai

Akamai

June 17, 2021 12:00 PM

Akamai Provides Prolexic DDoS Service Impact Update ...

Akamai experienced an outage for one of its Prolexic DDoS services (Routed 3.0) starting at 4:20 AM UTC. We detected the issue immediately, and impacted customers received an error alert within seconds. The impact was limited to Akamai customers using version 3.0 of the Routed service. Many of the approximately 500 customers using this service were automatically rerouted, which restored operations within a few minutes. The large majority of the

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

April 28, 2021 1:00 AM

Supporting Akamai Communities Impacted by COVID-19

While those of us in places like the U.S. are experiencing some relief with access to the COVID-19 vaccine, it has been heartbreaking to see surges in infection, hospitalization, and death across the globe, including the dire situation in India. Bengaluru is Akamai's largest office. And while the majority of our employees there have been working remotely for over a year, everyone has been affected by the devastation. I grew

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

April 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Announcing Akamai's 2030 Sustainability Goals

There are 4.66 billion (yes, with a B) internet users. Rough math will tell us that's three in every five people around the world -- talk about lessening the six degrees. I see head nods and shoulder shrugs. 4.66 billion people? Ehh, that number feels a bit low, especially given the pervasive role the internet has in our lives today. Let's contextualize that number for a moment. Our reliance on

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

April 19, 2021 6:00 AM

Akamai Recognized as 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Cust ...

Akamai has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Application Firewalls (for the second time).