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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
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).
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
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
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.
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.
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.