Bangalore, Karnataka |

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today that it has been named one of the top 50 Companies to Work For in India in 2012. Akamai earned this recognition in the under 1,000 employees category from the Great Place to Work® Institute in India and The Economic Times, India’s leading business daily. It is the first time Akamai India has been honored in this coveted list of best companies to work for.

"It is exciting to be recognized as a best place to work in India and this distinction is a testament to our strategy of creating an environment that elevates employee experience while creating a culture that promotes excellence and rewards team work,” said Tom Leighton, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Akamai. “At Akamai, we believe we are at the cusp of the Internet revolution, and each of our employees in India directly contributes towards making the Internet work better, while moving our customers faster forward. Creating a model workplace for our employees in India is a journey we started seven years ago when we set up an office in Bangalore and it gives us great fulfillment to receive this recognition from a reputed body like the Great Place to Work Institute."

As part of this recognition, Akamai was awarded a certificate during the Best Places to Work Event on July 13, 2012 in Mumbai. The citation that was presented during the event quoted that Akamai was recognized as a best place to work for inspiring trust among its people, for instilling pride in them, and for creating an environment within the workplace that promotes camaraderie.

The "Best Companies to Work for in India" list is compiled by the Great Place To Work® Institute and The Economic Times. The Great Place to Work® Model© is based on over 25 years of research of the best workplaces across the globe from employees’ points of view. A great workplace has a simple definition according to the institute: If you trust the people you work for, take pride in what you do and enjoy the company of people you work with, you are in a great workplace.

The 2012 Best Companies to Work for edition is the ninth study in India, which received overwhelming response from 533 companies across various categories from manufacturing to public sector, making it the largest such study in India. The Great Place to Work® Institute is committed in their efforts to help organizations across all sectors achieve lasting improvements in their workplace relationships. Measurable business benefits and better corporate performance are the result of creating a great workplace.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit or, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai'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, failure of Akamai services to operate as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.