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Akamai Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant For Web Application Firewalls

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Cambridge, MA USA | August 14, 2017

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, today announced it has been acknowledged by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.”1

“As an Internet pioneer, Akamai has long championed a cloud-first strategy, and we’ve grown to become the world’s largest and most trusted provider of cloud security solutions through our dedication to that ideal. The value of our innovative security solutions is recognized by thousands of customers across the financial services, commerce, healthcare and other industries. We believe Gartner positioning us as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant is further evidence of the power of our approach,” explained Josh Shaul, vice president, Web Security, Akamai. “We view our leadership position as validation that our focus on cloud-based security solutions is consistent with the direction that modern businesses are pursuing to protect their digital applications now and into the future.”

Akamai offers DDoS and digital application protection to its customers via its Cloud Security Solutions, which are designed to protect against the web’s largest and most sophisticated attacks. Our solutions help safeguard some of the internet’s most popular, profitable and business critical websites and other Internet facing applications from the risks of downtime, manipulation and data theft. The unparalleled scale of the Akamai platform enables collection and processing of huge volumes threat data that power the company’s cloud security solutions. Kona Site Defender, the company’s flagship web application firewall solution is highly customizable and scalable and intended to protect web and mobile assets from targeted web application and DDoS attacks. The company’s latest addition, Web Application Protector, is a self-managing WAF designed for easy setup and maintenance, and is ideal for organizations with limited IT or security teams. Akamai also offers the market leading Bot Management solution, which is used by our clients to counter credential abuse, scraping, and other malicious robot behavior.

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1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Claudio Neiva, August 7, 2017

 

About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at www.akamai.com/locations.