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Welcome to the Akamai Platform Update! We're presenting an entire week of learning about Akamai's recent product updates. Each day, we'll highlight our latest innovations in each area of the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
Homes have always been hubs; now they're even more so. Some jobs shifted to work from home, and many children are experiencing distance learning at bedroom desks or kitchen tables or whatever is available. Traditional workplaces like large businesses, government agencies, and other organizations have resources to manage security, but most families and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) don't, even though they're exposed to similar threats.
2020 has been a year of epic change as we all work together to minimize the adverse impact of COVID-19. There's been extensive coverage in blogs and media as businesses navigated a rapid transition to remote work for their employees and pivoted to address an entirely new set of security considerations.
This is the first in a series of blog posts that will discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing ISP and MNO network transformation efforts such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that optimize the edge to improve service delivery and network efficiency.
Seeing opportunities as residential internet services have been transformed into business internet services, ISPs and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are making moves to use the power of their networks to protect customers. As they progress through the decision and deployment cycles, we often get questions about Best Practices for service delivery. This blog post summarizes the insights we've gained working with dozens of customers around the world.
Near-global mandates to stay at home have completely reshaped the internet security landscape. Remote work is the new normal, inverting the traditional office model. Attackers are not relenting as they see opportunity to take advantage of a world with a singular focus.
It's sad to think criminals are hard at work taking advantage of the extraordinary stress the world's population is currently experiencing. But they are. New phishing scams exploiting anxiety about COVID-19 are trending upward. Akamai's Carrier Data Science and Threat Research teams analyzing real-time worldwide DNS resolution data have listed as many as 9,000 COVID-19 related phishing urls daily over the last few weeks.
While setting a new record of 140 Tbps of peak traffic delivered on February 11th, Akamai reached another new milestone in the process: 21 Tbps of peak IPv6 traffic delivered! The global adoption of IPv6 is important to the future of the Internet and Akamai has been committed to helping move IPv6 deployment forward ever since we launched production IPv6 support in 2012.
Akamai just released the 2019 State of the Internet (SOTI) security report: Phishing - Baiting the Hook featuring findings from the enterprise and carrier research teams. They've been collaborating for two years to develop better methods for evaluating massive volumes of anonymized, live-streamed DNS query data to uncover more phishing, bots and other threats.