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Akamai Identity Cloud is a purpose-built customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform specifically architected to meet the needs of application owners and API providers' consumer identity needs. As a cloud-based SaaS offering, all interactions with Identity Cloud occur over the public internet. And as an integrated part of the larger Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Identity Cloud transactions benefit from many of the same services that Akamai customers do --
On May 26, Akamai launched our Page Integrity Manager, extending our solutions for securing and delivering digital experiences. During beta, we monitored more than one trillion real-user interactions to understand script composition and behavior. Above all, one thing stood out: Scripts loaded in real users' browsers constitute a huge and continuously evolving attack surface, posing significant challenges to static approaches to these threats.
What Is CIPA? Enacted in 2000 by the United States Congress, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) limits children's exposure to explicit internet material such as obscene content. CIPA mandates that K-12 schools and public libraries must deploy technologies that filter this type of content on internet-connected computers in order to be eligible for federal funding such as E-Rate.
Late Monday night, I received an email sharing the sad news that Ronald Graham had died that evening at the age of 84. For those who never had the pleasure of knowing Ron, he was a brilliant mathematician with a great sense of humor, a circus-level juggler and magician, a mentor of countless students and engineers in the field of discrete mathematics, chief scientist at Bell Labs in the 1960s,
Sports, gaming, and other live events have the potential to overwhelm network capacity due to the sheer volume of traffic generated when large numbers of viewers or gamers engage. These "peak" events may only occur once a month or even once a year (sports championships, election results, gaming downloads, etc.) with far lower, more consistent, and predictable traffic levels the rest of the time.
It seems like a long time ago now when IT teams had their annual strategy meeting, where topics related to network modernization with SASE or SD-WANs, remote access, threat prevention, and cloud adoption were likely discussed. COVID-19, however, has caused a lot of these initiatives to take a backseat and put the spotlight on business continuity.
Like many people around the world, my hair has grown profusely in the past few months and bears little resemblance to the photo in my profile. Without the required care and attention, my hair is getting dangerously close to the bad hairstyles I adopted in the 1980s.
On June 21, 2020, Akamai mitigated the largest packet per second (PPS) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack ever recorded on the Akamai platform. The attack generated 809 million packets per second (Mpps), targeting a large European bank.
It always surprises me how easily a community can adapt to a new situation or reality. What was once considered an outlier or even an unimaginable situation can quickly become our new normal.