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Independent Research Firm Cites Akamai as a Strong Leader in Rich Media Content Delivery
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, announced today its position as a strong leader in rich media content delivery as evaluated by Forrester Research. Akamai was among six companies that Forrester invited to participate in its June 9th Forrester WaveTM analysis entitled Rich Media Content Delivery, Q2 2006, by Brian Haven (available for Forrester subscribers at www.forrester.com). Akamai leads in Forrester's services evaluation, and is the only reviewed company listed as a leader*.
Forrester's analysis states, "Akamai leads with experience" referring to the Company's "impressive client base in terms of size and stature."
"Its unmatched global network, media and entertainment expertise and financial resources make it the clear Leader in rich media delivery," continues the report.
Forrester's evaluation criteria included measuring each company participating in the analysis based on 70 individual metrics within three high-level categories: current offerings, strategy and market presence. Akamai led in all three high-level categories.
In addition, the Forrester Wave analysis also recognized Akamai with top marks (5.0 out of 5.0) in the following sub-categories: network presence and service (related to current offering), and revenue, services, and employees (related to market presence).
"The continued adoption of broadband and the increased consumer demand for rich online content is helping to fuel Akamai's success," said Robert Hughes, executive vice president, Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Akamai. "We're very pleased to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in this booming market. Akamai is enabling many of the largest online companies to monetize, deliver, control and analyze their media assets, while providing a dramatically better digital media experience for their audiences anywhere in the world."
The author of the Forrester Wave report, Senior Analyst Brian Haven, will be presenting his view of "How to Profitably Leverage the Internet TV Tipping Point" in a live Webcast at 12:00 EST today hosted by Akamai and partner Maven Networks. Learn more about the Webcast by visiting www.akamai.com/tippingpoint.
Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai Technologies, Inc.'s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by unauthorized users or others, failure to have available sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
* The Forrester WaveTM: Rich Media Content Delivery, Q2 2006, Forrester Research Inc., June 9, 2006