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Baylor wasn't the only big winner in the 2021 men's college basketball tournament. Gambling industry-related web traffic delivered by Akamai jumped 31% over the category average for all of Q4 2020 on March 31st. That was the day after the field of four finalists - Baylor, Houston, Gonzaga and UCLA - was set. Traffic leading up to the championship was comparatively subdued, peaking at a modest 8% above average prior
We all know that we're on camera pretty much constantly -- most coffee shops, convenience stores, and even offices employ security cameras for protection. But what happens when those devices built to keep us safe become unsafe? Hacks are becoming more frequent and attacking personal, private data through expanding channels. A recent widespread breach involving data from 150,000 security cameras has renewed industry discussions around the safety of IoT devices.
To Akamai's Co-Founder Danny Lewin, calling someone a "Titan" was the highest praise he would give. Danny himself was a remarkably talented and hard-working leader whose heart, passion, and spirit still inspire us. Today, Danny's accolade is used to honor those exceptional people who are known for making extraordinary contributions to Akamai. We would like to congratulate the individuals listed below for their accomplishments in 2020 that have earned them
The first rule of edge compute thought leadership is: don't overuse the term edge. Over the course of my blog series on the topic, I have defined the edge, explained edge computing, and discussed the economics of edge computing. There have also been a few articles in which I've discussed how confusing this can all be for people to understand. In an effort to tie it all together, I wanted
In our 2020 DDoS retrospective, we highlighted the twists and turns of a very, very active threat landscape. As a quick refresher, we mitigated some of the largest attacks ever seen (1.44 Tbps and 809 Mpps); saw more attacks on customers across more diverse industries than ever before; and observed the largest DDoS extortion campaign, which impacted thousands of companies globally. So, it came as no surprise when 2021 threat
Akamai hit a new milestone last week when web traffic delivered across our edge network peaked at 200 terabits per second (Tbps). To be blunt - that's a whole lot of data traveling the world in a very short amount of time. We believe we can make a good case that it's more than the entire (reported) network capacities of multiple Akamai competitors combined. Here's another way to look at
The past month has been a very dynamic time in the world of security for hackers and threat researchers, but it has been an extended nightmare for CSOs responsible for securing their enterprise networks. For starters, on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers were attacked in droves after a set of zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered, resulting in widespread infiltration of hundreds of thousands of organizations. These vulnerabilities allow malicious actors to remotely control
Akamai Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. has chosen the grantees for Cohort 2 of Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Innovations in Water. The Accelerator Program enables grantees to ideate their technology-based solutions for water conservation. This year, two grantees -- SmartTerra and Jaljeevika -- have been onboarded as part of Cohort 2.
The edge is becoming more critical in a world of 5G and IoT. I've seen the evolution from 1x to 3G to 4G and now 5G over the many years I've worked in the mobile space, and 5G and IoT will drive the biggest changes we have seen on the edge in 10 or 20 years.