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Akamai named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant WAAP

This, after 4 years as a Magic Quadrant WAF Leader

Cloud-based web application and API protection (WAAP) solutions like Akamai’s continue to gain traction.

Gartner says, “By 2024, 70% of organizations implementing multicloud strategies for web applications in production will favor cloud WAAP services over WAAP appliances and IaaS-native WAAP.”

Gartner MQ WAAP

As you can see in the above chart, Akamai positioned highest for ability to execute and was named a Magic Quadrant Leader. This should come as no surprise. In each of the past four years, Akamai was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

Akamai offers something nobody else has: an edge platform with unmatched visibility into the ever-evolving threat landscape. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform enables accurate, predictive protection for websites, apps, and APIs — wherever they’re deployed.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, John Watts, Shilpi Handa, 20 September 2021.

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