Press Awareness 06/05/15: 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. In Akamai we Trust
  2. Content Delivery – Government Style
  3. Debating Information security
  4. David Belson talks the State of the Internet
  5. Akamai: Green in 2015

 


Akamai, Trustwave to Promote, Sell Each Other's Security Services

eWeek

June 1, 2015

 

The modern IT security threat landscape is varied and complex, and no one vendor on its own can entirely secure against all threats. That reality has prompted Trustwave and Akamai to join together in a partnership alliance to promote and sell each other's technology and services.

 

Akamai Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Brad Rinklin noted that the products sold are not technically joint solutions. Rather, Akamai now has the right to sell certain services from Trustwave while Trustwave can sell distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and Web application protection from Akamai.

 

(See also CBR, FierceITSecurity, Infosecurity, Dutch IT Channel, CIO Asia, V3.co.uk, IT 24, PC World Spain, Telecompaper, PC Advisor)

 


DISA redoing content delivery

Federal Computer Week

June 4, 2015

 

GCDS taps into hundreds of “specially equipped servers” to deliver Web content and applications across the department’s unclassified, classified and coalition networks, according to DISA. Meanwhile, UCDS will serve as a “unified platform that can accelerate and secure” all of the content it delivers, said Larry Underhill, Akamai’s director of custom government engineering. The new service will unite a diverse set of stakeholders within the DOD IT ecosystem that includes end users, enterprise application owners and those in charge of cyber defense, Underhill said.

 


The debate: What are the challenges facing the information security industry?

Business Reporter

May 31, 2015

 

Online availability is the lifeblood of many organisations today, so it’s easy to forget that the internet is inherently insecure.  Underinvestment in IT security, growing political and commercial incentives and accessibility to sophisticated attack toolsets has left many enterprises vulnerable to the explosion in online crime.

 

Cyber-espionage, for example, is on the rise, as typified by recent activities from the DD4BC group. Their Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) campaigns threaten to render particular websites inaccessible, unless a payment (anonymised via bitcoin) is made. In the absence of a highly scalable security solution, victims often pay, knowing that further downtime could result in huge online revenue losses and brand damage.

 

(See also Globb Security)

 


Akamai State of the Internet 2015 (podcast)

CyberLaw and Business Report

June 3, 2015

 

Akamai’s David Belson returns to discuss Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report.

 

(See also Absatzwirtschaft)

 


Top Green Companies in the U.S. 2015*

Newsweek

June 1, 2015

 

In partnership with Corporate Knights Capital, HIP (Human Impact + Profit)  Investor Inc., and leading sustainability minds from nongovernmental organizations and the academic and accounting communities, Newsweek has ranked the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

 

*Akamai ranked at #57 for 2015, up from #164 in 2014

 


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