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Christmas Holiday Retail Sales In early November, eMarketer forecast that the 2018 U.S. online retail holiday sales would be $106 billion, a healthy increase of 16.6% over 2017.
Data breaches have become incessant. Recently, a very popular airline sevices company revealed a suspected breach involving customer credit card information. Even more recently, a hospital in Indiana reported that a virus had infected some of its systems that caused the hospital to be placed on diversion. A disaster recovery software company also admitted that a breach of its marketing databases occurred. If that isn't enough, an online electronics retailer
Many companies have their own applications, internal domains, and local area network (LAN). But when it comes to business applications, organizations are increasingly dependent on cloud-based resources. These may include email servers, customer relationship management (CRM) software, or other applications. However, when access to internal machines by external users is necessary, the most common solutions are centered on virtual private networks (VPNs).
Are you in the process of selecting a web application firewall (WAF) or thinking about whether your current solution is adequate? For many organizations selecting the right WAF to protect their business is not an easy task. The threat landscape is changing fast and hackers are very creative in their own ways. The good news is that Gartner just released a new report "Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls
By Danny Wasserman The folks on the Akamai Professional Services team are the people who help implement, configure, and tune the cloud security products that protect our customers' web applications from the daily onslaught of bots blasting login attempts against their websites, mobile apps, and APIs. We decided to take a look at some popular tools used by threat actors to launch these credential abuse attacks and what can be
Originally Published: https://blogs.akamai.com/jp/2018/09/post-9.html Generation Z and New Challenges in the Education Field The youth of Generation Z grew up with Windows 2000 and XP, and many played with iPhones, iPads, and Android products. Known as digital natives, they are an essential part of today's educational landscape -- where cloud, mobile, and social networks form the infrastructure for their daily lives. For them, the Internet itself may seem more relevant than
The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the Internet's fundamental systems, providing the top-level hierarchy for naming Internet resources. One of its purposes is to act as a sort of phonebook, allowing names such as "www.example.com" to be resolved to resource information, such as server IP addresses. It provides the hierarchical naming model that enables clients to "resolve" or "lookup" resource records associated with names. This naming hierarchy also
It's that time of year again. Here at our global headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the days are getting shorter (at least in terms of sunrise and sunset). Gone are the 90 degree days of summer; 60 is the new normal. And as we are now in the midst of the final months of the year, Starbucks is bringing back its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Just kidding...that happened in August. Here in
by Don Ng and Greg Burns This October, Akamai is announcing the turn-up of two additional Prolexic DDoS mitigation scrubbing centers in Singapore and Osaka, building on the nine previous scrubbing centers turned up this year and adding to our existing APJ footprint in Sydney, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. The new regional centers add approximately 800 Gbps to the Prolexic platform's bandwidth to 7.8 Tbps of dedicated attack mitigation capacity.