• Cisco, Akamai team to boost branch performance

    Posted April 29, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Cisco and Akamai this week announced a collaboration to boost application performance for branch office sites.
  • Akamai acquiring anti-DDoS firm Prolexic for $370 million

    Posted December 2, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Akamai Technologies today has agreed to acquire Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation services company, for $370 million.
  • Startup uses new technology to out-Akamai Akamai

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    Instart Logic is taking on the likes of Akamai and Amazon Cloudfront with a Web app-streaming service it says can cut in half the time it takes to load pages and applications to wireless devices.
  • Second-screen prototype hopes to boost couch commerce

    Posted April 8, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Akamai Technologies demonstrated a prototype second-screen system that presents complementary content on a smartphone or tablet that is synchronized with what's happening on the main television screen.
  • Akamai brews up more delicious Kona security tools

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    Web acceleration company Akamai today announced Version 2.0 of its Kona Site Defender service, which adds new ways for clients to protect themselves against denial-of-service attacks.
  • New Akamai service optimizes content delivery for device, network conditions

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 9:07 am

    Akamai Technologies will announce on Tuesday a new service for improving website performance that determines the type of device and network a user has -- and whether the device has an IPv4 or IPv6 address -- and then improves the delivery of Web content accordingly.
  • Olympics website leans on open source, Akamai for winning results

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 9:50 am

    Like the athletes themselves, the official website of the London 2012 Olympics gets only one chance to reach peak performance under intense pressure. To meet that demand, the site has been load tested to handle a million unique visitors per hour. Read what else CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden learned from his conversation with the operations consultant behind the site.
  • Dolce & Gabbana fits sharper website system

    Posted March 26, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    Italian fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has accelerated its website performance and improved the user experience for streamed events.
  • NATO cybersecurity is worse than it looked; a lot worse

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    NATO's idea of digital security and the threat posed by Chinese hackers seems to be on about the same level as the Pentagon's several years ago, when the Pentagon had no idea the Chinese spent more time on Pentagon servers than it did.
  • Qantas flies with Akamai for website performance

    Posted June 6, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    Today’s airlines live and die by their online systems. Their websites must combine performance and availability with functionality and efficiency — and the customer experience is everything, especially when competitors are only a click away. And when you’re the world’s longest continuously operating airline — Qantas — your customers can be anywhere.
  • 8 tech-related facts about bin Laden's death and its aftermath

    Posted May 3, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    Some ways in which technology played a part in the Osama bin Laden story and its aftermath.
  • News of bin Laden's death causes Internet traffic spike (but nowhere near a record)

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Not surprisingly, news late Sunday night that U.S. special forces assassinated al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden caused a massive surge in Internet traffic, according to content delivery network Akamai.
  • Akamai, Rackspace announce something interesting only to them

    Posted January 14, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    Rackspace and Akamai are high-quality providers of complex services; what do you get when they combine forces? A press release that gets too much coverage.
  • Court papers name Akamai tipster in insider-trading investigation

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 10:32 pm

    Federal court papers name a former Akamai Technologies employee who allegedly revealed insider information to stock traders who were later charged with reaping millions of dollars from the information in what the FBI calls the largest hedge fund insider-trading case in history.
  • What it's like to get hit with a DDoS attack

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 5:46 pm

    Google. Twitter. Government websites. Fortune 500 companies. All have been victims of crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The attacks have grown in reach and intensity thanks to botnets and a bounty of application flaws. And Akamai Technologies has a seen it all firsthand.
  • What it's like to avoid Improvised Explosive Devices

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    In a military career that spanned almost two decades, Michael Smith worked in defense communications as a Russian linguist and was assigned to war-torn countries. He was in intelligence for several years, and after his active duty he joined the Army National Guard and was an Infantry Squad Leader for more than six years. While serving in the National Guard in 2004, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and spent countless hours on patrol in treacherous parts of the country where locals weren't always friendly, and hidden bombs were a constant threat.
  • Akamai shares drop on report that it's losing Netflix

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Akamai Technologies is denying a report that it's losing Netflix as a customer, but Wall Street doesn't appear to be convinced, even though Netflix also disputes the report. Shares of Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM) closed Tuesday down 2.58, or 4.8 percent, to 51.56 after falling as low as 50.82 early in the day.
  • Akamai releases 'game changing' cloud-based payment service

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 10:28 am

    In what the company CSO calls a cloud-computing game changer, Akamai Technologies has released its Edge Tokenization electronic payment security service.
  • Akamai: Why our IPv6 upgrade is harder than Google's

    Posted September 17, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Akamai says one of its key engineering projects for 2010 is revamping its massively distributed network infrastructure to support IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • An employee initiative crashes up against security concerns

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    As a manager, I love seeing employees show initiative. So it isn't easy to say no when someone does that. But as a security manager, I am rigidly opposed to anything that would make us vulnerable. This week, initiative and security clashed.
  • Akamai pitches Hollywood on its HD Network

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    CDN vendor Akamai today began pitching its new HD Network as the perfect solution for entertainment companies that want to deliver high-definition video streams over the Internet.
  • Akamai CEO sees opportunity in economic downturn

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 12:28 pm

    Akamai Technologies President and CEO Paul Sagan discusses how Akamai is dealing with the recession and the impact it's having on demand for Internet content and services. He also offers his thoughts on U.S. plans to expand broadband Internet access and network neutrality.
  • White House Web site moves to generic video player

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    A White House decision to use a generic flash video player for hosting President Barack Obama's latest weekly video address on WhiteHouse.gov is being seen by some as a sign the executive office is responding to previous concerns about the use of embedded YouTube videos on the site.

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