Press Awareness 10/31/2014: The Friday Five

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This week’s installment of “The Friday Five” follows… providing a snapshot of recent press coverage that demonstrates how Akamai is helping customers move Faster Forward.


Highlights include broadcast interviews with Tom Leighton following Akamai’s Q3 financial results; security thought leadership; and Akamai’s performance value proposition, among other press coverage.


Following is Volume XLIV…



Akamai CEO: Security is our fastest growing business

Fox Business - Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo 

October 30, 2014


[VIDEO INTERVIEW] Akamai CEO Tom Leighton talks cybersecurity and his company’s latest earnings report.


(See also Benzinga, The Boston Globe, Business Insider, Investor’, Yahoo! Finance and ZDNet)




Internet Growth Increasing at Substantial Rate: Leighton

Bloomberg TV - Bloomberg West

October 30, 2014


[VIDEO INTERVIEW] Akamai CEO Tom Leighton discusses Internet media consumption and traffic on “Bloomberg West.”




Akamai CEO: Web Traffic Will Spike With Holidays, 4K Video Adoption


October 30, 2014


[VIDEO INTERVIEW] The holiday season is traditionally strong for Akamai as consumers spend extra time on the Internet downloading media, software and mobile applications, said the company's CEO Dr. Tom Leighton. Leighton added that Akamai beat Wall Street estimates in the third quarter as a result of stronger than expected web traffic and strong performances in its media and security businesses. He said Akamai delivers 4K video today, but the adoption is just getting started and will soon drive even more business Akamai's way. Finally, Leighton said the company will be active in M&A in 2015 and will continue to return cash to shareholders through buybacks.




Shellshock Attacks Stack Up

Dark Reading

October 30, 2014


Research-backed confirmation by Akamai that the bad guys are building their botnets out using Shellshock-vulnerable systems.


The attacks seem to be accelerating, and as many researchers previously predicted much of the early activity is coming from distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet builders. Akamai's report today details the risks it analyzed after being attacked by a DDoS Internet relay chat (IRC) botnet built using Shellshock.  "Malicious actors are taking advantage of the Bash vulnerability to build and grow their Botnets," Akamai's researchers wrote. "The campaign is in the initial stages of probing and testing to footprint vulnerable victims."


(For more security thought leadership, see also The Hill, ARN, Computing, Atlanta Business Chronicle, SiliconWeek and Telecompaper)




Improve web performance with Akamai Ion

Cloud Computing Insider

October 28, 2014


Akamai Technologies introduces new features of its web performance solution and expands Akamai Ion to two versions: Premier Ion and Ion Standard. Ion Premier is designed for businesses that require high performance. As an example, Akamai offers maximum scaling, high performance and extensive adaptability as part of this version.


(For more on site performance, see Computerwelt Online, Internet World Business Online and