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CJ Arnesen

CJ Arnesen

April 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Innovative Ways Customers Compute on the Edge

Moving everything closer to the edge is the key to delivering better, faster experiences to people through billions of devices around the world. The idea of edge computing isn't new -- Akamai customers have been caching content at the edge for decades, taking advantage of lower latency and heightened security. But now many companies are taking that idea further, using Akamai EdgeWorkers to deploy custom code at the edge. EdgeWorkers

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

April 19, 2021 6:00 AM

Akamai Recognized as 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Cust ...

Akamai has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Web Application Firewalls (for the second time).

Richard Meeus

Richard Meeus

April 14, 2021 9:00 AM

Adapting Security to Work Anywhere

"Working from home 2021" was the title of my talk at The Cyber Security Summit in January, and the strikethrough is important. After a massive shift away from common workspaces in response to the global pandemic, there is no more working remotely or working from home, there is just working. The axiom, "work is what you do, not where you go" has never before been so true. The possibility

Akamai

Akamai

April 13, 2021 8:45 AM

Taking Action This Earth Month

By: Akamai Earth Month Guest Blog by Kenda Carlson, Senior Manager, WeSpire There's a fascinating human phenomenon often studied in the behavioral science field called the intention-action gap. It's when you have every intention of doing something, but it just doesn't happen. It's when you say you care about your health, but eat junk food. When you say you care about workers' rights, but buy products manufactured in unethical

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

April 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Gambling, Streaming Traffic Up During Men's College ...

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

Mani Sundaram

Mani Sundaram

April 9, 2021 9:30 AM

Caught on Camera: Rethinking IoT Security

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.

PJ Joseph

PJ Joseph

April 9, 2021 9:00 AM

Akamai Titans 2020: Celebrating Outstanding Achievem ...

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

Ari Weil

Ari Weil

April 8, 2021 6:00 AM

Emerging Edge Computing Use Cases

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

Tom Emmons

Tom Emmons

March 31, 2021 6:00 AM

2021: Volumetric DDoS Attacks Rising Fast

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