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Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

December 7, 2020 9:00 AM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 2: The Econom ...

This is Part 2 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. Part 1 focused on Akamai's DNS platform and what sets it apart. In Part 2, we take a closer look at the economics of DNS pricing models and why Akamai's approach is unique.

Angel Nogueras Palomar

Angel Nogueras Palomar

December 7, 2020 9:00 AM

Add Security Events to Your Monitoring Tools

Real-time monitoring is important in every organization because it enables stakeholders to understand what is happening at any given time and react quickly. There are a lot of systems and devices we can and should monitor using tools such as application performance monitoring, digital performance management, synthetic monitoring, and more. In this post, we will explore website traffic monitoring, how security information can enrich it, and the benefits of adding

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

December 3, 2020 11:30 AM

Cyber Monday - The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year? ...

Do you remember when Cyber Monday wasn't a thing? In late November 2005, The New York Times reported: "The name Cyber Monday grew out of the observation that millions of otherwise productive working Americans, fresh off a Thanksgiving weekend of window shopping, were returning to high-speed Internet connections at work Monday and buying what they liked." At that time, internet connections in most homes were slow.

Gennadiy Belenkiy

Gennadiy Belenkiy

December 3, 2020 11:15 AM

Using Akamai Edge DNS with PCI DSS Environments

Overview The PCI DSS scoping guidance indicates that common shared services that provide services to the CDE, such as DNS, can be in scope and must be assessed for PCI DSS compliance.

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 3, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding Emerging Video Formats

In my previous post, we discussed two new image formats: High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) and AV1 Image File (AVIF). In this article, we'll take a closer look at two emerging video formats built on the same foundations.

Adrian Willis

Adrian Willis

December 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Understanding New Image Formats

Akamai Image & Video Manager (IVM) already supports key modern image types, such as WebP, JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR, but the imaging industry is always evolving and raising the bar on the balance of compression and quality. In addition, creative and development teams are regularly asking about new formats, and it's important to understand the leading ones. In this article, we'll examine two newer image formats that are gathering

Kara DiGiacomo

Kara DiGiacomo

December 1, 2020 8:00 AM

Akamai Foundation and Employee Resource Groups Unite

Written by Kara DiGiacomo, Executive Director, Akamai Foundation and Marco Irizarry, Global Manger, Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility On Giving Tuesday, we celebrate joining others in a global movement to give, collaborate, and transform communities and the world. As we think about how 2020 has challenged us in immeasurable ways, we have experienced an extraordinary amount of change, uncertainty, loss, and conflict.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

November 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 1: The Platfo ...

This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. To begin the series, we focus on Akamai's DNS platform, which was the subject of a technical paper presented at SIGCOMM 2020 this past August.

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

November 30, 2020 10:15 AM

Demonstrate Commitment, Differentiate Services, Deve ...

Everything's mobile -- especially today, when running a business is harder than ever -- and responsiveness is everything. Staying ahead of the curve means workers may need to operate in "always available" mode, relying on their phone for business-related tasks, regardless of where they may be. This creates additional exposure, and attackers have not relented: They see opportunity in times of turmoil and double down to maximize the value of