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Tim Vereecke

Tim Vereecke

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

Accelerate SVG Delivery with Ion (A2)

As of March 2020, all Akamai Ion customers will benefit automatically from the more powerful Brotli/Zopfli compression algorithm for delivering their SVG files. The benefit of fewer SVG bytes is a positive impact on your visual performance KPIs (First Meaningful Paint, Time to Visually Ready, SpeedIndex, or the newest -- Largest Contentful Paint).

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

March 25, 2020 6:30 AM

March 2020 - What's New in Delivery, Services and Su ...

Welcome to Day 3 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's new and exciting announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday added another day of security updates, including for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

October 11, 2019 3:00 PM

October 2019 - What's New in Web Performance?

Today, Akamai announced the October 2019 Release, which introduces new capabilities to the Performance product line with a focus on helping customers deliver superior experiences with the power of the Edge. Here are some highlights from the release with additional detail below. EdgeWorkers enables developers to run functions-as-a-service using JavaScript at the edge to customize web traffic. An event-driven architecture enables developers to run code at specific events along the

Charles Choe

Charles Choe

October 11, 2019 3:00 PM

Pixel Perfect. Enhanced Optimizations Focused on Cus ...

I remember the days when brands captivated users online with dancing aliens (LowerMyBills.com) and Elf Yourself advertising campaigns (OfficeMax). In this new digital era, however, customers are smarter, more powerful, and dictate more than ever how and when they interact with brands. More important than price or product, customer-centric business models are the new competitive differentiator. Positive customer experiences are not only critical for corporate branding but can significantly impact

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

October 11, 2019 3:00 PM

Verify JWT With JSON Web Key Set (JWKS) in API Gatew ...

JSON Web Tokens (JWT) use digital signatures to establish the authenticity of the data they contain, as well as authenticating the identity of the signer. A valid signature check ensures that any party can rely on the contents and the signatory of the JWT. This is typically accomplished by using an asymmetric signing algorithm such as RS-256 (RSA + SHA256 hash). The "asymmetry" is where the private key of a

Vaishali Sangtani

Vaishali Sangtani

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

DataStream - The Real World Benefits of Real time Lo ...

Beijing Summer Olympics, 2008 - I remember the butterflies in my stomach as I saw Michael Phelps touch the wall to win his 7th gold at 100m butterfly. It was a record time of 50.58 but everyone was biting their nails because the difference between winning and losing here was only a hundredth of a sec.

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

HTTP/2 Will be Automatically Enabled by Default on t ...

Users demand digital experiences that are fast, secure and visually engaging. To deliver on user expectations, companies craft web experiences that are richer and more interactive with the goal of driving more engagement. The result is increasingly complex websites that are comprised of high resolution images, heavy javascript, videos, personalization, and other third-party content.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

Enhancing API Gateway With Request Throttling to Man ...

API traffic is exploding online and across the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. APIs are the connective tissue among organizations driving innovative and integrated digital experiences. As these experiences are mission critical for organizations to monetize partnerships, create connections for employees, or enable modern application architectures, they need scale, protection, and governance to be successful.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

March 4, 2019 6:00 AM

What's New in Web Performance? - March 2019

Organizations that do business on the web are at various stages in their digital transformation journey. Some are developing some of the most innovative and immersive digital experiences on the web, others are, for the first time, figuring out how to safely move applications to the cloud with minimal disruption to the user experience, and most are somewhere in the middle.