Akamai Clinches ‘Anti-DDoS Solutions Vendor of the Year’ (Cloud Based) at Frost & Sullivan’s 13th Annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards
Honored for excellence in delivering cloud-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation capabilities crucial to business needs
Akamai® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that the company has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the ‘Anti-DDoS Solutions Vendor of the Year’ (cloud-based) at its 2016 Asia Pacific ICT Awards. A testament of Akamai’s commitment, this recognition acknowledges the company for pushing the boundaries of innovation to effectively address the business challenges and risks of DDoS attacks.
Digital threats are constantly evolving. In Q1 2016, Akamai saw a 125.36% increase in total DDoS attacks over Q1 2015, with a 137.5% increase in attacks that were bigger than 100Gbps. As a result, enterprises need the capability to mitigate DDoS attacks while ensuring optimized performance and constant availability for assets such as Internet-facing websites and infrastructure. With Akamai’s portfolio of DDoS mitigation solutions and managed services, the unique strategic needs of each organization are addressed with scalable cloud security measures designed to protect applications hosted in the cloud and in data centers against even the largest DDoS attacks.
Charles Lim, Industry Principal, Cyber Security Practice, Frost & Sullivan commented, “Businesses in Asia Pacific increased their reliance on online applications to drive their business operations, which still requires them to have flexible yet cost-effective and robust enough security solutions to protect their business services from sophisticated and volumetric DDoS attacks, which achieved a record high of 602Gbps during late 2015.”
“Akamai achieved robust growth and built a credible base of customers in Asia-Pacific with a strong market share through its excellence in delivering cloud-based DDoS mitigation. It excels in providing a variety of offerings to suit different user needs, which now includes managed DDoS defense, empowered with cloud security intelligence that helps protect businesses constantly in an ever changing threat landscape,” added Lim.
Unmesh Deshmukh, Regional Vice President, Security, Asia Pacific & Japan, Akamai said, “The lines between simply doing business and doing business online are fast converging. Having your business stay off the grid is no longer an option. We are extremely honored for this industry recognition as it continues to provide independent validation of our DDoS mitigation capabilities having a real impact in supporting and enhancing our customers’ businesses in a highly competitive and fast-changing environment. By using Akamai’s Cloud Security Solutions, our customers can protect their applications from the largest and most sophisticated attacks wherever they are - in the data center, or in the cloud. We are passionate about ensuring that our customers’ applications are always fast, reliable and secure.”
Akamai’s DDoS mitigation solutions are designed to offer advanced protection against the largest and most sophisticated attacks and safeguard websites and other Internet-facing applications from the risks of downtime. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Akamai DDoS mitigation solutions are intended to provide the scale necessary to stop the largest DDoS attacks without sacrificing performance, as well as offer intelligence into the latest threats and the expertise to adapt to shifting tactics and attack vectors.
The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators including revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.
As a global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.