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While the number of online viewers continues to grow, content providers must be able to deliver high quality video streams, flawlessly at scale to meet the demands of these audiences. This is no small task as high volumes of requests often come from various locations, diverse device types and networks. When it comes to preparing content, some content providers opt for a one-size-fits-all approach, creating a similar bitrate ladder for
As linear OTT video services become mainstream, many broadcasters and online video distributors are increasingly looking for new ways to enhance service reliability. Many who manage their own origin infrastructures within a datacenter environment are seeking added assurance for ingest of their linear streams. Akamai sat down with several large online video distributors to better understand their requirements, and captured the following:
Live streaming poses a unique set of challenges and online audiences can only be monetized to the extent that they remain engaged. From an advertising perspective, the viewing experience between your live content and the ads needs to not only be seamless, but also highly targeted in order to achieve meaningful returns. Prefetch is the name of the game.
This is Part 5 of a 5 part blog series. Jump to Part 1: Introduction Jump to Part 2: Network Micro-Segmentation Jump to Part 3: Software Defined Perimeter Jump to Part 4: Identity Aware Proxy Introduction In the first part of this blog series, we covered an overview of zero trust security architecture concepts. The main concept is that trust should never be assumed based on where a user is
By Faraz Siddiqui and Andrew Terranova This is Part 4 of a 5 part blog series. Jump to Part 1: Introduction Jump to Part 2: Network Micro-Segmentation Jump to Part 3: Software Defined Perimeter Jump to Part 5: Akamai's Approach to Zero Trust
The basic concepts of zero trust security are relatively simple: trust nothing, verify everything, and maintain consistent controls. But, for CISOs and CIOs charged with transforming their legacy moats and castles architecture to one that allows their enterprises to embrace all of the benefits of zero trust, this is not a simple forklift change. Many enterprises Akamai that consults on zero trust are on transformational journeys, resulting in multi-year projects
It is time to stop trusting your endpoints implicitly and reduce the complexity and risk associated with traditional VPN access and flat networks.
By Jano van Deventer and Andrew Terranova This is Part 3 of a 5 part blog series. Jump to Part 1: Introduction Jump to Part 2: Network Micro-Segmentation Jump to Part 4: Identity Aware Proxy Jump to Part 5: Akamai's Approach to Zero Trust Introduction In the first part of this blog series, we covered an overview of zero trust security architecture concepts. The main concept is that trust should
The rise of credential stuffing attacks globally is made possible by the tendency of customers' re-using the same credentials across different websites and attackers' easy access to stolen credential lists.