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Akamai is aware of a recently disclosed critical vulnerability in BIND (CVE-2015-5477) that can be exploited to cause a denial of service. How does the attack work? An attacker can cause BIND to exit by using a constructed packet to trigger a REQUIRE assertion via defective handling of a TKEY query. How is Akamai affected? Akamai's Fast DNS / EDNS authoritative name servers do not run BIND and as
Akamai is proud to have recently improved its position in the "Challengers" quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls*. Gartner states: "By year-end 2020, more than 60% of public Web applications protected by a Web application firewall (WAF) will use WAFs delivered as a cloud service or Internet-hosted virtual appliance -- up from less than 15% today."
DD4BC, the malicious group responsible for several Bitcoin extortion campaigns last year, continues to expand attacks against Akamai customers. Researchers from Akamai's PLXsert and CSIRT teams continue to investigate attack activity related to the group. In recent weeks, the frequency of customers receiving ransom emails from this band of chaotic actors has steadily grown. DD4BC continues to inform victims that they will launch a DDoS attack of 400-500 Gbps
Wow! Last night the Akamai Adaptive Media Delivery Service was crowned Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery solution at the TV Connect Awards 2015. I was thrilled to be there at the awards ceremony on behalf of Akamai and accept the award.
Last week, Google officially rolled out its mobile friendly update, which "boosts the ranking of mobile friendly pages on mobile search results." A long time in the making, the update is a response to the increasingly mobile world we live and work in. This update underscores Google's focus on mobile customer experience. For companies scrambling to respond to this development, fret not. Akamai, the leader in optimizing mobile performance, is
I was born in Beijing and when I was a kid, I always looked forward to the Spring festival, because I'd receive red envelopes from parents as a celebration of the new year. In the envelope, there would be a significant amount of pocket money - not much for adults, but a fortune for a small kid
Akamai's new Emerging Mobile Business Unit, along side our partners Saguna Networks, won the top honors for "Best Innovation based on Network Intelligence" at the Network Intelligence Awards, which took place at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 3, 2015. The Network Intelligence Awards honor telecom platform and solution suppliers providing performance and innovative products that leverage network intelligence for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization
NBC Sports Digital's live stream of the Super Bowl last Sunday didn't disappoint; records were broken on the field and online. Tom Brady set Super Bowl records for most completions in a game and most career touchdown passes. Meanwhile, NBC Sports Live Extra averaged a Super Bowl record-breaking 800,000 viewers per minute and peak of 1.3 million concurrent users across desktops and tablets.
For content distribution of its live stream of Super Bowl XLIX, NBC Sports Digital has again turned to Akamai to help deliver the online experience through its NBC Sports Live Extra streaming service. Live events and live sports are not unfamiliar to us at Akamai. We just wrapped up 2014 with record traffic and viewership for multi-day events including the Winter Olympics and the World Cup.