Modern websites and web applications provide end users an unprecedented ability to interact with vast collections of data stored in corporate and government data centers. In this new world of the empowered web user, data protection is complex and challenging—but it's also essential for the well-being of users and of the corporate or government organizations storing the data. In some industries, data protection is also mandated by regulation, such as PCI compliance requirements for payment card data or HIPAA mandates for personal health data.
Data protection has three core dimensions each of which must be addressed by web service security mechanisms and other safeguards built into today's distributed web applications:
Akamai helps many of the world's leading brands protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of web-accessible data. Built on top of Akamai's globe-spanning web content delivery network (CDN), our Cloud Security Solutions provide multiple layers of data protection including:
Akamai customers enjoy not only enhanced data protection, but access to a comprehensive suite of performance acceleration solutions for web content and applications, spanning everything from mobile optimized websites, to media adaption and streaming, to actionable performance intelligence reporting based on real user monitoring as well as advanced synthetic monitoring.