Press Awareness 05/01/15: 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:

  1. Tom Takes Manhattan
  2. Do You Know the Way to RSA?
  3. Enterprising Solutions at Interop
  4. Don’t Change that Channel (Partner)
  5. The Scoop on Growth Opportunities

Akamai CEO talks cyber-hack defense (video)

Fox Business News

April 29, 2015

Akamai CEO Tom Leighton explains how the company stops hackers from compromising data.

(See also: CNBC Squawkbox, Bloomberg, The Street, Business News Network)

The Commoditization of DDoS: Akamai's Dave Lewis on Why Anyone Can Launch Attacks (podcast)

Bank Info Security

April 28, 2015

Waging distributed-denial-of-service attacks aimed at taking websites offline is much easier today than it was three years ago, says Dave Lewis, global security advocate at Internet security provider Akamai. "We are seeing a commoditization of DDoS attacks," he says. "The barrier to entry is so low, anyone with a Bitcoin wallet can wage a DDoS attack ... and it's hard for sites out there to defend themselves if they don't have proper Web security."In an interview with Information Security Media Group at the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco, Lewis discusses:

  • Why domain hijacking is a registrar issue;
  • Why zero-day vulnerabilities are not the online world's greatest worry; and
  • How improper online hygiene, such as failing to patch software, leaves too many websites open to elementary attacks like SQL injections.


(See also: Tenable, CSO, Data Breach Today)



Interop 2015: Akamai to demo enterprise application delivery

Infotech Lead

April 28, 2015


Akamai Technologies will showcase its enterprise application delivery and Web experience optimization expertise at Interop 2015 Las Vegas.


Besides demonstrating Web performance solution, cloud networking solutions and cloud security solutions, Akamai will also show how its technology and solutions can address the unique challenges of delivering applications over the Internet.


Company officials said the new technology designed will help enterprises to accelerate applications and provide scalable, secure and optimal user experiences for global audiences.


Customers can accelerate apps, ensure availability and improve performance in real-time with Akamai’s cloud-based application delivery solutions.


(See also: Dark Reading)



Rackspace offers Akamai content delivery network service


April 28, 2015


If you really want your web pages to impress, you need to get them in front of your viewers' eyes as fast as possible. So it is that Rackspace, the managed cloud company and one of the OpenStack cloud parents, has announced the availability of Rackspace Content Delivery Network (CDN).


Of course, while you can just roll out a cloud with enough servers, rolling out a CDN isn't that easy. You need low-latency storage, such as that provided by SanDisk's new Fusion ioMemory PCIe flash storage cards, data-centers across the country, and multiple tier-one network connections. Rackspace has the data centers, six throughout the world, but it didn't have the connections.


That's where Rackspace's partnership with global CDN services leader Akamai comes in. With its new CDN offering, Rackspace is offering customers integrated, "one-click" access to Akamai's industry-leading CDN services via the Rackspace portal.


(See also: San Antonio Business Journal, CRN, CBR, ITWire, InfoTech Lead, ARN, Broadband TV News, Multichannel News, Digital TV Europe, Advanced Television, TelecomPaper, CED, CSI)


How to scoop up opportunities in a hyperconnected world?


April 30, 2015



Today’s hyperconnected world have opened new channels of growth for the enterprises by changing the way people work, play and communicate. Shopping is now just a click away; from the armoires in the living rooms, TV has broken out onto multiple screens; big news breaks on Twitter first- a paradigm shift that has affected the consumers and the companies alike. The explosive growth of smart phones and other connected devices is also driving the change faster.



Robert Blumofe, Executive Vice President, Akamai Technologies speaks on the technology advantage Akamai brings to the enterprises to help them thrive in this evolving hyperconnected world,  turn the emerging trends of media, mobile, cloud into competitive advantages and create new revenue streams.




TV Connect Awards 2015: winners unveiled at Gherkin


April 30, 2015


The 11th edition of the awards aims to reward new solutions and technologies that provide more immersive TV experiences for consumers, generate new monetisation opportunities and improve delivery to new devices.



Winners included market leading players and the best new emerging talent in the connected TV industry.



Best Cloud or CDN Service Delivery: Akamai Technologies with Akamai Adaptive Media Delivery service