CDN Security

As more content delivery network (CDN) operators move applications and business processes to the cloud, CDN security is a growing concern. CDN security solutions must not only protect data from theft and loss, but ensure optimal CDN availability by fending off the many attacks that can diminish or interrupt network performance. The stakes are high – when poor CDN security prevent users from accessing content they want with the speed they expect, it can have a lasting negative affect on revenues and reputation for the CDN operator.

That's why when CDN operators around the world want solutions for CDN security that won't sacrifice performance, they turn to Akamai. As the world's most highly distributed CDN with the broadest service portfolio, Akamai serves 30% of all Internet traffic and has the experience to deliver the highest levels of CDN security.

CDN security with Akamai

Akamai is the leading provider of cloud services that enable enterprises to deliver secure, high-performing user experiences on any device anywhere. With deep experience and comprehensive CDN services and solutions, Akamai helps CDN operators achieve greater CDN security while also providing optimal online experiences.

Akamai enterprise solutions touch all aspects of operating a cloud-based CDN. Akamai web performance solutions help accelerate websites and provide instant, reliable, secure access to online experiences on any device. Akamai media delivery solutions help to deliver to content online audiences with the highest quality. Cloud security solutions help secure web sites and data centers to reduce the risk of downtime, fend off DDoS attacks, and increase data security. And cloud networking solutions help transform the enterprise network to accelerate applications, lower costs and connect to the cloud.

Comprehensive CDN security solutions

Akamai network operator solutions are designed to optimize network traffic, enable new revenue streams and control costs. Specific solutions for CDN performance and CDN security include:

  • Aura Licensed CDN, a licensed suite of operator CDN solutions that enable next generation IP video services delivered to any device. This powerful Akamai solution allows operators to build and operate a highly scalable CDN, delivering its own content as well as content from Akamai customers and other targeted OTT services. With Aura Licensed CDN, operators can transform the online video experience by extending video libraries, accelerating content and streaming to any device – while protecting content with robust CDN security measures.
  • Aura Managed CDN, a turnkey CDN hosting solution that provides network operators with CDN capabilities through an infrastructure that is managed and maintained by Akamai. This solution allows an operator to deploy a highly scalable CDN leveraging Akamai's proven CDN techniques, but on servers that are dedicated to the network operator services. With Aura Managed CDN, operators can reduce complexity and cost while creating new revenue streams with higher-tier packages and bundles, and the ability to offer CDN services directed content owners.