Industry Recognition

Akamai has been recognized for our technology solutions, customer care, culture, environmental stewardship, commitment to innovation and supporting the communities where we live and work. Below is a sampling of those awards. We know there are many great companies, and we're honored to be recognized as a leader among them.

  • 2015 Network Intelligence Award

    Akamai Technologies and Saguna Networks won top honors for "Best Innovation based on Network Intelligence" at the Network Intelligence Awards, which took place at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 3, 2015. The Network Intelligence Awards honor telecom platform and solution suppliers providing performance and innovative products that leverage network intelligence for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Akamai and Saguna were able to demonstrate an end-to-end solution for optimizing both encrypted and non-encrypted content within mobile networks according to the dynamic radio conditions.

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  • Confirmit ACE Award 2013

    Akamai has been awarded a 2013 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award and is the winner of the 2013 ACE Award for Best Use of Feedback Solutions Across the Enterprise. Confirmit is one of the leading global software providers for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research. The ACE Awards program was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievement in customer satisfaction, and this accolade is a testament to Akamai’s long-term commitment to customer service, customer support and customer satisfaction.

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  • RIS Software LeaderBoard 12

    RIS News recognized Akamai as one of the top vendors in the 2012 RIS Software LeaderBoard, which gives voice to retailers to express their opinions about technology companies that are essential to their business. Akamai was named a top technology vendor in the following categories: Customer Satisfaction, Overall Performance, Return on Investment, Technology Innovation, Product Reliability, Installation/Integration, Administration/Maintenance, Quality of Support, Quality of Services and Recommendation Status.

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  • The Boston Globe Top Places to Work 2012

    The Boston Globe named Akamai one of the "Top Places to Work, 2012" among Massachusetts businesses, ranking 14th among the area's largest employers as well as the highest-ranking software company in the category.

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  • Great Places to Work: Best Companies to work for in India 2012

    Akamai was named one of the top 50 Companies to Work For in India in 2012 in the under 1,000 employees category by the Great Place to Work® Institute in India and The Economic Times.

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  • Technology Services Industry Association

    Akamai Customer Care has been certified by the Technology Service Industry Association (TSIA), the leading association for technology services, as Rated Outstanding Assisted Support North America, Cambridge MA

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  • Microsoft Best of TechEd North America 2012

    Steelhead Cloud Accelerator, developed by Riverbed in partnership with Akamai Technologies has been named the 2012 Best of TechEd Award winner in the Cloud Computing category. The Best of TechEd 2012 awards recognize companies based on innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage and exceptional value to customers. The judges reviewed 300 products and services submitted for the award and chose 46 finalists to be interviewed at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 Conference before selecting winners in 15 categories.

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  • Readers' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

    Online video industry end users voted Akamai as the leading content delivery network in the 2011 Streaming Media annual Readers' Choice Awards.

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  • Terman 2011 Winner

    On June 15, 2011, the TechAmerica Foundation recognized the Akamai Dynamic Site Accelerator solution as the winner in the Cloud Computing/Software as a Service category for the American Technology Awards. Akamai’s Dynamic Site Accelerator was recognized for its ability to improve the performance, security and scalability of the public Internet. Nominations for The American Technology Awards "The Termans" were vetted by a panel of industry experts and technology company representatives.

  • CRN Top 100 Cloud Computing Vendors 2011

    In its March 2011 issue, CRN Magazine named Akamai one of its Top 20 Cloud Software & Apps Vendors of the year, as part of its annual ranking of the Top 100 Cloud Vendors, which highlights "some of the coolest and most innovative in the channel and in the cloud market today." Selected by the publication's editorial staff, Akamai was recognized for "doing something different, something fresh or something unique" in the cloud software and applications category. The full list of companies featured can be found here.

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  • Technology Review

    The March/April 2011 issue of MIT's Tech Review featured Akamai in its annual list of "The 50 Most Innovative Companies." In selecting the TR50, the editors of Technology Review look for companies that are setting the agenda in an increasingly important market, on the verge of disrupting an established market, or creating an entirely new market. Spanning energy, computing, the web, biomedicine, and materials, the companies on the list are using their inventions to reshape their industries and to transform how we live.

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  • New England Clean Energy Council

    The New England Clean Energy Council named Akamai the 2010 Corporate Citizen of the Year for its commitment to infusing measurable environmental sustainability practices throughout its business operations. Initiatives included generating employee awareness and implementing programs around energy efficiency, LEED, waste management, sustainable purchasing and telecommuting targeted at the company’s corporate operations and globally distributed service delivery platform.

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  • The World Technology Network

    Akamai was presented with the 2010 World Technology Award for IT Software at the annual World Technology Summit awards gala held at the Time & Life Building in New York City. Since 2000, the World Technology Awards, held in association with TIME, Inc., Fortune and CNN, have recognized individuals and companies doing innovative work that will have "the greatest likely long-term significance" in their respective fields.

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  • MHT The Voice of New England Innovation

    On November 3rd, the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), an organization dedicated to accelerating New England's clean energy economy to global leadership, presented Akamai with the 2010 Corporate Citizen of the Year award. The award recognizes Akamai for its industry-leading commitment to infusing measurable environmental sustainability practices throughout its business operations.

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  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500

    The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is the pre-eminent awards program in North America with 2010 being its sixteenth anniversary. Akamai was featured on the list because of the Company's impressive technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.

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  • Forbes

    In October 2010, Forbes magazine featured Akamai on its annual list of the "Best 100 Small Companies" in North America. The list, which includes publicly traded companies with "remarkable sales and earnings growth," recognizes companies that have been able to "hire, innovate, churn out profits and defy the downturn…over the last challenging five year stretch."

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  • TR50

    The editors of Technology Review looked for those companies that, over the last year, have demonstrated their superiority at inventing technology and using it both to grow as businesses and to transform how we live. Recognized for 'optimizing the Internet,' Akamai is one of four Public Web Companies that made the TR50 list, joining Adobe, Google, and IBM.

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  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Akamai received the Venture Capital Award of Excellence at Ernst & Young's 2009 Strategic Growth Forum, given to the top companies of the year who have been backed by venture capital funding. Out of more than 50 regional 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year winners who have benefited from VC funding, Akamai was selected by an independent panel of judges from leading VC firms.

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  • The Boston Globe 100

    Akamai named to the 2009 Boston Globe, "Globe 100" Best of Massachusetts Business. Based on a composite score derived from financial data for the four quarters ending December 31, 2008, Akamai was ranked No. 13 among Massachusetts-based companies whose stock is publicly traded.

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  • Forbes

    Akamai added to Forbes Magazine "25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in America" 

    To make the prestigious list, companies are measured on revenues and EPS growth for the past 5 years, and are evaluated based on a long-term consensus profit forecast of at least 10%, annualized.

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  • Akamai part of 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

    Recognizing the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is based on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years (2003 to 2007).

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  • Akamai named to The Boston Globe, "Globe 100" list of top performing public companies in Massachusetts

    Based on a composite score derived from financial data for the four quarters ending December 31, 2007, Akamai was ranked in the top 25 among Massachusetts-based companies whose stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange or American Stock Exchange.

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  • MassNetComms

    Akamai named 2008 Public Company of the Year by The Massachusetts Networks Communications Council.

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  • Tech Dealmaker

    Akamai named Top 2007 Software/Services M&A Deal, Buy Side, for Acquisition of Netli

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  • Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Companies 2007

    Akamai is honored on Fortune's 2007 List of Fastest Growing Companies

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  • S&P 500

    The S&P 500 consists of companies from a diverse range of industries, and lists 500 of the most widely held U.S.-based common stocks, chosen by the S&P Index Committee for market size, liquidity, and sector representation. Akamai Technologies joined the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Wednesday, July 11.

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  • B2 100 The Fastest-Growing Technology Companies

    For all the discussion about froth and bubbles, the technology sector of the U.S. economy continues to surge apace. Far from slowing down, the fastest-growing companies are actually accelerating. Over the past three years, the companies on Business 2.0's 100 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies list—the B2 100—saw sales grow by 33 percent and profit by 90 percent. This performance was amply rewarded on Wall Street as investors drove their shares up by 32 percent. 

    Leading the charge this year on Business 2.0's list is Akamai Technologies, which provides content delivery services to companies like Apple and MTV Networks. It not only vaulted onto the list but went straight to No. 1, thanks to the explosion in music and video downloads.

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  • Globe 100

    The Globe 100 ranks the best-performing publicly traded corporations based in Massachusetts by how well they increased sales, profits, and returns for shareholders during 2006.

    Of the 100 companies listed, Akamai was ranked 10th based on total Market Value, and was #6 among the companies within the Telecom sector.

  • Gartner

    Akamai was positioned in the 'Visionaries' Quadrant in 2007 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Application Delivery Products. The Akamai Web Application Accelerator service was the only managed service ranked in Gartner's elite review of Application Delivery Products, 2007, and was positioned 3rd among 13 evaluated solutions, beating out Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Nortel, to name a few.

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  • Akamai NASDAQ-100 Listed

    Akamai Joins the NASDAQ-100 Index. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced the Company will be added to the NASDAQ-100 Index® effective prior to the market open on April 20, 2006. Akamai's common shares will also be included in the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking Stock SM (NASDAQ: QQQQ)."

  • Computing Awards for Excellence

    The Akamai EdgeComputing service was awarded 'Business Software Product of the Year' as part of the "Computing Awards for Excellence 2004," hosted by Computing, a leading IT trade publication in the UK. The Computing Awards for Excellence recognize and reward the very highest standards of individual and collective achievement, and are the most renowned and sought after IT awards in the UK. They are recognized as the benchmark for excellence throughout the computing industry. EdgeComputing was selected from over 100 entrants in the 'Business Software Product of the Year' category and won the award for its creativity, innovation and ability to solve complex business problems for customers.

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50

    Akamai has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for New England, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms. Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 1999-2003. With a percentage growth of 3,946%, Akamai ranked #4 on the 2004 Fast 50 list.

  • Best New Technology Awards

    Akamai EdgeControl was named a finalist in the Enterprise Systems Software category of Government Computer News' (GCN) Best New Technology Awards at FOSE. The GCN Best New Technology Awards program highlights the most innovative new IT products for the government market and showcases them before the largest audience of government IT buyers. Akamai EdgeControl services offer real-time management of a government agency's Internet content and applications across the Akamai platform — a secure, predictable and scalable Internet overlay network comprised of over 14,000 servers deployed in over 1,100 networks.

  • InfoWorld 100

    InfoWorld honored Internet Broadcasting Systems (IBS), one of Akamai's EdgeComputing customers, with a 2003 InfoWorld 100 award, which honors IT initiatives making use of innovative technology to further an organization's goals. IBS was named to the InfoWorld 100 list for its innovative use of the EdgeComputing powered by WebSphere service. IBS relies on the service to extend its dynamic content out to the edge by running Web-based applications for polling and surveys across Akamai's global network. IBS needed its polling application to withstand spikes in requests around major news events, when viewer feedback becomes even more critical. By distributing the application processing using Akamai EdgeComputing powered by WebSphere, IBS was able to reduce the load on its origin servers by up to 99%, dramatically enhancing the performance and reliability of the user experience.

  • Network Magazine Product of the Year

    For the second consecutive year since its initial launch, EdgeSuite has been named Product of the Year by Network Magazine. EdgeSuite was recognized as the best overall solution in the Content Delivery System category. The Product of the Year winners are selected based on a number of criteria, including the broad appeal of the product or service to the reader community, competitive enhancements, price/performance advantages, technical ingenuity, new features and applications, and serviceability to the market. Check out the May 2002 issue of Network Magazine for a profile on EdgeSuite and the reasons it claimed back-to-back honors in 2001 and 2002.

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  • Business 2.0

    In the January issue of Business 2.0 magazine, Akamai was named to the definitive list of companies and technologies that are essential to e-business. Akamai was highlighted in the Outsourcers category. According to the magazine, "These companies are transforming the once do-it-yourself world of e-business with services that can supplement, and sometimes even replace, your own staff's best efforts."

  • Content 100 EContent

    The December 2001 issue of EContent magazine included a year-end look at the innovators and leaders who are making contributions to the content marketplace. Akamai was ranked as one of these innovators among The Content 100. "Look for Akamai to rebound from its recent challenges and come on strong next year."

  • 50 CED Broadband

    Akamai was named to CED Magazine's "Broadband 50" — a list of people, companies and technologies that the magazine's editors believe are "the best positioned or have the most potential to shape the broadband realm" in the coming year. Criteria used to select the honorees included deployments, market share and innovation, as well as recent developments and deals. According to the article, "...Akamai Technologies is as important as ever to the future of broadband." Additional details are available in the December 2001 issue of the magazine.

  • Network Magazine Product of the Year

    The Akamai EdgeSuite service was recognized by Network Magazine as a 2001 Product of the Year. According to the May issue, in which winners were announced, "Souped-up performance, better scalability and reliability. It's easy to see why EdgeSuite remains the content-delivery service to beat in 2001."

  • Forbes Magnetic 40

    Forbes Magazine named Akamai among its Magnetic 40 in the May 21 "Best of the Web" issue. Recognized for the strength and number of business alliances the company has forged in just over two years, Akamai was named the "partner of choice" within the Internet Services category.

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  • Red Herring 100

    Akamai was named to the Red Herring 100 for innovation and business strategy. Selected by the editors of Red Herring, the list features the top 100 public and private companies that represent the future — the latest trends, the hottest sectors and the leading markets

  • Forbes ASAP Dynamic 100 Company

    Forbes ASAP named Akamai to its Dynamic 100, a list of technology companies ranked by the financial analysts who cover them. Akamai was recognized based on specific business factors, including the Company's ability to respond to change, the strength of its human capital and strategic partnerships, its financial health, as well as the market opportunity for its services. 

    To compile the Dynamic 100, Forbes ASAP created an initial pool of more than 300 companies for analysis. Akamai was included within the "Internet" category, among such leading businesses as AOL/Time Warner, BEA Systems, EBay, Interwoven and VeriSign.

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  • eCompany Now 40

    Akamai named one of 40 technology stocks most likely to rise (March 2001)

  • The Standard 100

    Akamai named one of the top 100 companies driving the Internet economy (November 2000)

  • MIT Sloan eCommerce Awards

    Rookie of the year award (1999)

  • Network Magazine Product of the Year 2000

    Akamai's FreeFlow service named Product of the Year (2000)

  • Cambridge Business Development Center

    Akamai presented with Rising Technology Star award (2000)

  • Massachusetts Telecom Council

    Akamai named Company of the Year (2000)

  • Network World's Best of 1999

    Akamai's FreeFlow service honored with a Category Breaker Award (1999)

  • Network World Magazine

    Akamai included in list of "Top 10 Companies to Watch" (1999)

  • MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

    Akamai recognized as one of six finalists (1999)