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First Phase of Partnership Offers Broad Set of Security Solutions to Help Customers Address Changing Threat Landscape
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, and industry-leading managed security services firm Trustwave, today announced a new strategic alliance designed to help businesses more effectively fight a wide range of malicious online activities through vulnerability assessment, denial of service prevention and incident response.
Through this partnership, Akamai and Trustwave plan to make available to their respective customers select technology solutions and security services from each company’s portfolio. The strategic relationship is intended to allow both companies to provide a broader set of cyber security protections to meet a wide range of customer requirements in a constantly changing cyber security threat landscape.
“Through this new alliance, Trustwave and Akamai will deliver more advanced threat and vulnerability management solutions to help businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce risk,” said Robert J. McCullen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave. “We believe that augmenting the broad portfolio of security services we provide to businesses by adding distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection and cloud-based web application firewall services provided by an industry innovator like Akamai will greatly benefit our customers.”
Services and products included in the first phase of the strategic alliance include:
“Akamai has significant respect for the people, services and technology behind Trustwave,” explained Stuart Scholly, senior vice president and general manager, Security Business Unit, Akamai. “By working together, our customers can augment their security posture with proven solutions and expertise, providing an even greater level of preparation and protection backed by the global, industry-leading managed security services from Trustwave. We believe adding Trustwave solutions to our portfolio will be of great benefit to our customers.”
The collaboration between the two companies highlights the constantly evolving threat landscape illustrated by a number of security statistics:
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.
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1 Source: Forrester Research: Planning For Failure,” by John Kindervag, Rick Holland, and Heidi Shey, February 11, 2015.