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From its beginnings as a replacement for a centralized database, the Domain Name System (DNS) has evolved into a dynamic, highly-distributed question-answer protocol. The proverbial 'phone book of the internet' has increased in complexity and scale alongside the rapid growth of the world wide web. One primary example is DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions): the founding architects of DNS did not include any inherent security protections for the protocol,
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With growing mobile and remote workforces, enterprises must allow many different device types to access their applications in the name of productivity and flexibility. Traditional, perimeter-based security methods are no longer viable due to complexity, maintenance overhead, and inherently insecure model. Instead, businesses should shift their focus to verifying who and what is accessing a network and eliminating the perimeter.
High-profile data breaches and increasingly sophisticated security threats are driving smart brands to better manage the mass amounts of consumer data they've spent years collecting. To do so, brands must prioritize their customers' interests and build a modern data security and privacy strategy where consumer trust is central.
At Akamai, security is at the heart of everything we create. After more than two decades on the front lines of the Internet revolution, Akamai continues to pioneer strategies, products, and solutions that keep the world's information safe and secure. We protect you from the data center, beyond the cloud, and to the Edge.
Between March 19 and March 25, 2019, there was a very large amount of DDoS traffic sourced from a specific Egyptian Autonomous System (ASN) directed at Akamai Prolexic customers. It's worth noting this is an ASN we rarely see in our pre-attack, or top source IPs during active attacks. When it showed up on the scene, it quickly overtook all other source IPs, before fading off a week later. This
So, what is the BOCC? Simply put, Akamai runs a state-of-the-art Broadcast Operations Control Centre, the BOCC, to help ensure smooth and seamless end-user play-back experience for live OTT (Over the Top) and linear video delivered through Akamai Media Delivery Solutions. To phrase it more technically - the BOCC is a support service providing effective 24x7x365 real-time, high-density monitoring towards ensuring lower latency, continued availability, and buffering-free playback of video
A single instance of video rebuffering could result in more than $85,000 in lost revenue. That's one of the key findings in Understanding the Value of Consistency in OTT Video Delivery, a new report that Akamai has released in conjunction with MTM, a research and consulting firm specializing in media and technology. The report combines research data alongside insight from interviews with senior execs from numerous premium video distributors to
Customer experience is built into Akamai at the core. Our web performance and media delivery products have helped businesses provide seamless, secure digital experiences for years... whether it's making sure your experience is flawless during a flash sale online to ensuring you can access your bank account online to streaming your favorite show on the device of your choice.