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The best partnerships evolve over time and are forged with a common goal. Microsoft and Akamai have partnered for years with the common goal of delivering integrated solutions that address real customer problems. A great example is optimizing global end-user performance for cloud workloads with Akamai CDN technology embedded in the Azure platform. This creates a simple solution for a real problem. Now, Microsoft and Akamai are partnering to provide
Written by Courtney Hadden, Corporate Sustainability, and Karolina Galeziowska, Krakow Sustainability Team Lead As an essential part of the Internet for over 20 years, Akamai believes it is our responsibility to help create digital experiences that are fast, intelligent and secure, while caring for our larger environment. That is why we're making sustainable business decisions that benefit our customers and employees in the places we work, operate, and live.
Earlier this month, Akamai participated in CX Day, a global event dedicated to the customer experience. This was our first time celebrating, and I was lucky enough to join my fellow leaders for the event.
We are pleased to share that Akamai has been identified as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019.
Recursive DNS communications are normally unencrypted between a client and a resolver. In an effort to improve user privacy and address security concerns, Mozilla announced it would begin enabling DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default in its Firefox browser. However, Mozilla recognized it would be necessary in some cases for enterprises to be able to inspect DNS traffic to enforce security controls. Consequently, Firefox also supports a "Network Signal" that,
Data science and security research teams in the carrier organization at Akamai process massive volumes of DNS queries every day to detect and track malicious activity. The data is live-streamed from DNS resolvers deployed in diverse service provider networks in every region of the world. Providers who supply the data anonymize it using Cryptography-based Prefix-preserving Anonymization (Crypto-PAn), a well known tool.
On October 22, 2019, a new method of web cache poisoning, called CPDoS or Cache Poisoned Denial of Service, was announced by researchers, Hoai Viet Nguyen and Luigi Lo Iacono. Targeting content delivery networks and other caching systems, the attack works by using a malicious header in the HTTP request to cause an error message to be cached, rather than the intended content. The error page is subsequently served to
Co-Author: Mark Greve, Engineering Manager at Akamai. Part of the Media Client Team The first part of this blog series discussed about the quality of user experience (QoE) metrics and two strategies that heavily influence the QoE: the bitrate selection strategy and the buffering strategy. In this second part, we discuss about ExoPlayer's buffering strategy and how to configure the ExoPlayer to lower the startup time and, for video on-demand
What is GTM Global Traffic Management, or GTM, is a DNS-based load balancing service that offers application owners a level of flexibility and insight that is unmatched by traditional on-prem solutions. Highly scalable and fault-resilient, GTM offers customers a layer of abstraction between endpoints, so traffic can be easily shifted between targets. However, the platform is not limited to weighted load distribution: GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on