This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent global press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward. If you see something interesting, please share it!
March 11, 2018
In this TV Tech byline article, Akamai’s Dave Lewis takes a look at the importance of video service availability from a security perspective while managing to slip in a “Knight Rider” reference. With the abundance of affordable streaming services that are available today for the consumer—the need to ensure availability is of paramount importance. If a customer is watching a sporting event and the event starts to buffer and the image becomes blurry you can be certain that those customers will shift their allegiances before the buffer can catch up.
Collective Intelligence Podcast
March 14, 2018
Flashpoint Editorial Director Mike Mimoso talks to Chad Seaman and Lisa Beegle of the security intelligence response team at Akamai about the recent and record-setting Memcached DDoS attacks.
March 13, 2018
Akamai solution engineering manager Drew Reinders spoke with MeriTalk, a government IT publication, about the need for bot managers and particular requirements. “Right now, many Federal websites are one-way consumption,” he explained. “As we expose more two-way interaction with public-facing sites where user names and passwords are required, that is where the risk will increase.”
March 15, 2018
In a story about SonyLIV’s use of Akamai for live ad insertion during the India-SA cricket series, Akamai’s Sidharth Pisharoti discusses the the importance of providing high-quality experiences for viewers and advertisers. “While the challenge on the one hand is to keep audiences engaged with a TV-like experience, the equally hard part is ensuring that advertisers see value in leveraging digital platforms to drive views and consequently, revenue through advertisements. With Akamai’s capabilities, we were able to successfully deliver what audiences and advertisers wanted over the course of the India-South Africa series.”
March 14, 2018
This Tahawul Tech column discusses the development and capabilities of Akamai’s Bot Manager, explaining that it “delivers a simple but effective solution, and detects a range of data points, including mouse movements for a desktop login and hand movements for a smartphone, to distinguish between whether the user is a human, or a bot.”
March 12, 2018
The attention span of website visitors nowadays is very short, but still investments on design are higher than on performance. The decision by Google to better rank fast websites on mobile, seems to have established a change. Performance will become part of the SEO ranking and companies should pay attention to this.
* Authored by Akamai’s Michael Gooding
March 14, 2018
At the White Nights games industry conference in Prague, Akamai’s Nelson Rodriguez presented on where the next billion video game players will come from, how the availability of high-speed internet will help get us to that milestone, and some of the associated business considerations that come with so many players.