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CJ Arnesen

CJ Arnesen

January 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Maintain Your Streaming Posture During Failures With ...

Maintaining a high-quality playback experience for users is extremely critical whether it is for on-demand content or for large-scale live events. Origin failures occur when a server is overwhelmed with requests, due to congested networks or other unexpected events. These failures can keep origin responses from getting back to the client; hence, the need for redundant server architectures.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

January 6, 2020 12:30 PM

Geolocation and DNS Traffic Management

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. The platform is not limited to weighted load distribution, however; GTM can execute intelligent routing decisions based on

Jim Black

Jim Black

December 23, 2019 10:50 AM

Inspecting TLS Web Traffic - Part 3

In the second part of this blog, I covered how HTTPS web content inspection is provided in Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) service using ETP proxy. In this final blog post I want to provide information about how Akamai generates, distributes and controls access to private keys including TLS certificates.

Jim Black

Jim Black

December 19, 2019 3:30 PM

Inspecting TLS Web Traffic - Part 2

In the first blog post I covered why HTTPS web traffic has grown to unprecedented levels, provided a TLS primer and looked at the basic concept of intercepting and inspecting HTTPS web traffic with Man-In-The-Middle techniques (MITM). In the second part, I will dive a bit deeper into how the TLS MITM capability has been implemented in Akamai's Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) service.

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

December 19, 2019 8:55 AM

Akamai Improves Global Delivery Performance

As part of Akamai's ongoing investments in improving delivery performance, last month we completed the worldwide deployment of the Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (BBR) TCP congestion control algorithm across our Edge Platform. The BBR algorithm is designed to help improve the reliability and resiliency of data by optimizing the rate at which it's transmitted over last-mile networks to end users. After more than a year of extensive testing, we've rolled

Jim Black

Jim Black

December 17, 2019 12:00 PM

Inspecting TLS Web Traffic - Part 1

In this series of blogs I'm going to talk about how the continued move towards all web traffic being encrypted has impacted enterprise security. In this blog I'm going to focus on the basics - what is encrypted web traffic and how can you proactively control this.

Sam Preston

Sam Preston

December 5, 2019 12:00 PM

Managing Traffic From the Outset - How GTM Can Make ...

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

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

December 4, 2019 9:30 AM

Black Friday Stays Mobile

If you're anything like me, you have no interest in physically entering a store the day after Thanksgiving. I do, however, love to shop online in the comfort of my home. While many people start their holiday shopping on Black Friday, I go to my favorite online retailers a day or two early, add what I want to my shopping cart, and then wait for the 20% off discount to

Jano van Deventer

Jano van Deventer

December 3, 2019 1:00 PM

Why DNS Visibility Matters in Education

My colleague in Spain recently wrote an informative article about DNS Protection and why it's a must-have security solution for any company. Building out on this topic, I would like to look specifically at the Education market and what the consequences can be if DNS Visibility is not taken seriously. I will also share some insight in the results that we typically see when we run proof of concepts with