Akamai Introduces Kona Site Defender to Protect Enterprises

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Akamai® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, today introduced Akamai Kona Site Defender. The service is designed to protect the brand value of companies by shielding their web sites, applications and associated data in the face of increasing and more complex attacks.  These attacks can cost companies millions in lost transactions and business productivity each year, and even higher losses in their brand value and reputation.  With the introduction of Kona Site Defender, real-time web security monitoring, adaptive rate controls and other powerful features are bundled into a single, always on, cloud-based solution that can protect an enterprise’s most critical online business functions.

Akamai currently provides web security solutions to more than 300 enterprises – including financial institutions, retailers, government agencies, and media and entertainment companies organizing today’s most high-profile events – and has seen a more than 140 percent increase in customers taking advantage of Akamai security solutions from 2010 to 2011. And while many organizations still wish to pair acceleration with web security in order to give users of primary sites and web applications an optimal experience, an increasing number find that the requirement for protection from DDoS and application layer attacks applies to a much broader number of their web properties. The availability of Kona Site Defender makes it possible for these organizations to more easily protect web sites from attack without requiring the purchase of acceleration and optimization services.

“Attackers don’t stay on one layer anymore; they tend to include both network and application-based techniques, which makes defending against them more complicated,” said Wendy Nather, research director of 451 Research’s Enterprise Security Practice.  ”Enterprises are looking for resilient defense that takes advantage of the provider’s experience with large volumes of these kinds of attacks.”

To learn more visit www.akamai.com .

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