"By adding security features on top of [existing Akamai offerings], that just gives ... customers more confidence that they'll be able to do the types of transactional business on the Internet that they're accustomed to," says Forrester analyst John Kindervag. "It's aggregation of the various capabilities into a single service that provides value."
Kona 2.0 is available now, and is priced based on bandwidth and the number of sites protected. List price for up to five sites and 75Mbps is $15,000 per month.
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