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akamai technologies inc (AKAM) Details

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing online content and business applications in the United States and internationally. The company offers media delivery solutions to execute digital media and software distribution strategies, including HTTP delivery network that supports progressive media downloading and adaptive bitrate streaming to various player platforms; cloud-based media streaming and distribution solutions; analytics solution that is designed to provide customers with quality of service and other measurement capabilities for post event analysis, real-time quality awareness, and the ability to troubleshoot issues to the individual viewer level; and Web performance solutions. Its media delivery solutions also include Software Distribution solution, which handles the distribution of software for its customers, as well as tools to enhance the effectiveness of distribution model. The company also offers performance and security solutions, including Ion solution, which consists of an integrated suite of delivery, acceleration, and optimization technologies; Dynamic Site Accelerator that provides global delivery, load balancing, and storage of content and applications; Alta, an application management service and Web accelerator; Site Defender, a cloud computing security solution; Web Application Firewall service; solutions focused on monitoring, detecting, preventing, and mitigating distributed denial of service attacks on Internet traffic; and network operator solutions that are designed to help carriers operate a network that capitalizes on traffic growth and new subscriber services. In addition, it provides professional services and solutions. The company markets and sells its services and solutions through direct sales and service organization; and through active channel partners. Akamai Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

5,105 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/10/15
Founded in 1998

akamai technologies inc (AKAM) Top Compensated Officers

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Direc...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $392.7K
President of Worldwide Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $499.1K
President of Products and Development
Total Annual Compensation: $499.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $399.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

akamai technologies inc (AKAM) Key Developments

Akamai Technologies, Inc. Unveils Emerging Mobile Business Unit to Address Needs of Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Device Manufacturers

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced the formation of a new business unit intended to design and develop new technologies to directly address the needs of mobile network operators (MNO) and mobile device manufacturers. The new organization, headed by Vice President and General Manager, Lior Netzer, was created to serve as a center of excellence for inventing, incubating, and launching new mobile products designed for mobile networks and device manufacturers; as well as develop new mobile edge technologies intended to enhance and differentiate existing Akamai products through tighter integration with mobile networks. One of the first innovations being introduced by the Emerging Mobile Business Unit is the Akamai Mobile Edge (AME). AME is designed to simplify the integration of the mobile ecosystem through a single interface that externalizes valuable network assets to third-party applications and mobile web development. The approach is intended to allow MNOs to more easily develop new and smarter mobile CDN services by becoming more content-aware and to allow Internet services to more intelligently deliver content by becoming network and device-aware.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. Releases New Cybersecurity Threat Advisory in Collaboration with PhishLabs' R.A.I.D

Akamai Technologies, Inc. released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert) in collaboration with PhishLabs' R.A.I.D (Research, Analysis, and Intelligence Division), a new cybersecurity threat advisory. The advisory alerts enterprises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers of attackers using Joomla servers with a vulnerable Google Maps plugin installed as a platform for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Vulnerability in Google Maps plugin for Joomla enables DDoS attacks: A known vulnerability in a Google Maps plugin for Joomla allows the plugin to act as a proxy. A proxy is an intermediary server that processes a request and returns the result on behalf of someone else. The vulnerable Google Maps plugin allows Joomla servers that use it to be used as a proxy. Attackers spoof (fake) the source of the requests, causing the results to be sent from the proxy to someone else their denial of service target. The true source of the attack remains unknown, because the attack traffic appears to come from the Joomla servers. With cooperation from PhishLabs' R.A.I.D, PLXsert matched DDoS signature traffic originating from multiple Joomla sites, which indicates vulnerable installations are being used en masse for reflected GET floods, a type of DDoS attack. Observed attack traffic and data suggest the attack is being offered on known DDoS-for-hire sites. PLXsert was able to identify more than 150,000 potential Joomla reflectors on the Internet. Although many of the servers appear to have been patched, reconfigured, locked or have had the plugin uninstalled, others remain vulnerable to use in this DDoS attack. PLXsert mitigated a DDoS attack of this type on behalf of an Akamai customer in November. The majority of the top attacking IP addresses originated from Germany. The same IP addresses that participated in this attack have participated in DDoS attacks against other Akamai customers in the industries of hosting, entertainment and consumer goods. Multi-layered DDoS mitigation protects against reflection DDoS attacks: Refection-based DDoS attacks of many types are popular at this time. In the fourth quarter of 2014, Akamai's PLXsert observed 39% of all DDoS attack traffic employed reflection techniques. Reflection DDoS attacks each take advantage of an Internet protocol or application vulnerability that allows DDoS attackers to reflect malicious traffic off a third-party server or device, hiding their identities and amplifying the amount of attack traffic in the process. Cloud-based DDoS attack mitigation can combat this problem to protect organizations from malicious traffic. Edge-based security and scrubbing centers stop DDoS attack traffic long before it affects a client's website or data center. In the advisory, PLXsert shares its analysis and details, including: Use of the GET flood in Joomla reflection; What to look for: Three sample payloads; Attacks from the DAVOSET DDoS tool; Attacks from the UFONet DDoS tool; GET flood requests observed during an attack; Geographical distribution of source traffic; Three DDoS mitigation procedures to stop DDoS attacks of this type.

Akamai Technologies Mulls Acquisitions

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS:AKAM) intends to pursue acquisitions. The company could hire as many as 1,000 employees in 2015 and possibly make more acquisitions, said Chief Executive Officer Tom Leighton. "We're always working on buying companies that can have people or technology or products that we can bring to market to help our customers, and I expect to see that continue this year," he said.


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