akamai technologies inc (AKAM) Key Developments
Bangkok Bank Selects Akamai's Web Performance Solutions
Jan 22 15
Akamai Technologies, Inc. has announced that Bangkok Bank has selected Akamai's Web Performance Solutions. Akamai's ability to provide a fast, secure and quality web experience has directly supported its plans to expand its business internationally, ensuring it provide all its customers with seamless and secure access to its banking services wherever they are. On top of providing high-quality user experiences online, Bangkok Bank realizes the need to provide its customers with the security necessary to ensure safe and speedy transactions. Akamai's Web Performance Solutions were able to provide security layered above quality performance, enabling the bank to identify excessive traffic demands on its origin server and ensure that its website was handling only legitimate requests from customers.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. Launches Akamai Community Built on Jivex External Community Solution
Jan 19 15
Jive Software, Inc. has announced that Akamai Technologies, Inc. has launched a new Akamai Community built on the JiveX external community solution. This self-service solution is intended to accelerate Internet innovation across Akamai's extensive global ecosystem, including thousands of customers, partners, developers and employees. The community enables them to share best practices, collaborate online and exchange ideas more quickly and efficiently. Akamai's new JiveX-powered Akamai Community connects customers with technical resources and subject matter experts through dedicated collaboration spaces on topics of mission-critical importance to their businesses, in areas such as web performance, media delivery, cloud security, cloud networking and network operations. The solution allows Akamai's constituents to get answers on their own terms, in addition to traditional channels of support communication.
Akamai Technologies, Inc. Assists Bangkok Bank in Strengthening Global Reach
Jan 13 15
Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that Bangkok Bank is using Akamai's Web Performance Solutions to deliver high quality user experience for its growing customer base across all geographies. With plans to further expand its regional presence and international services to support its customers, Bangkok Bank requires a platform that can manage the delivery
of content to its growing customer base, both locally and globally, while ensuring a quality user experience. On top of providing high-quality user experiences online, Bangkok Bank realizes the need to provide its customers with the security necessary to ensure safe and speedy transactions. Akamai's Web Performance Solutions were able to provide security layered above quality performance, enabling the bank to identify excessive traffic demands on its origin server and ensure that its website was handling only legitimate requests from customers.
Akamai Seeks More Partners
Jan 9 15
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AKAM) is seeking partner. Tom Leighton, Akamai Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said during a press conference at the Akamai Technologies YH office in Gangnam, “Akamai Korea, the Seoul branch of a leading network platform provider, has pledged to beef up business ties with more Korean companies.”
Akamai Technologies, Inc. Releases New Cybersecurity Threat Advisory
Jan 6 15
Akamai Technologies, Inc. has released the Xsser mobile remote access Trojan, or mRAT, a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises, governments and individuals to the Xsser mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT), which targets iOS and Android devices. The Xsser mRAT is spread through man-in-the-middle and phishing attacks and may involve cellphone tower eavesdropping for location-specific attacks. Attackers are impersonating or bypassing Google and Apple app stores and using social engineering to trick users into downloading unverified apps that install malicious applications such as the Xsser remote access Trojan onto a user's mobile device. Formerly, Xsser mRAT targeted only Android devices, but a new variant infects jailbroken iOS devices. The app is installed via a rogue repository on Cydia, the most popular third-party application store for jailbroken iPhones. Once the malicious bundle has been installed and executed, it gains persistence - preventing the user from deleting it. The mRAT then makes server-side checks and proceeds to steal data from the user's device and executes remote commands as directed by its command-and-control (C2) server. It is difficult to detect whether a phone is under attack from malware such as Xsser mRAT, so a focus on prevention is necessary.
Virtual private networks (VPN), two-factor authentication, peer-to-peer proximity networking and commercial phone security applications can provide some protection. Avoiding the use of free Wi-Fi hotspots and automatic connections, ignoring unexpected communications, not jailbreaking phones and not using apps from untrusted sources are some of the self-protection approaches discussed in the advisory.