Akamai and OMS Safeharbor Join Forces to Strengthen Electronic Software Delivery Offerings

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that it has signed a VAR partnership agreement with OMS SafeHarbor, a leader in Digital Product Lifecycle Management (DPLM) solutions. The agreement enables OMS SafeHarbor to provide its customers with a turn-key solution for optimizing software delivery by leveraging Akamai's unique, on-demand distributed platform.

OMS SafeHarbor will make Akamai Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) available as part of its overall solution set, including EntitleNow!TM, a comprehensive solution that provides software publishers with an efficient and auditable workflow process to digitally assemble, entitle, and deliver their licenses and products. Akamai will provide OMS SafeHarbor with a highly-scalable and cost-effective platform to leverage for their customer's electronic software distribution needs. Akamai's global platform of over 15,000 servers provides customers with cost savings, increased scalability, and performance improvements via increased software download completion rates.

"As a leader in shaping how businesses release, manufacture, entitle, and deliver their digital products, OMS SafeHarbor excels at providing solutions that enable companies to increase their time-to-market with software releases and upgrades, and realize various cost savings as a result," said Peter Spiliakos, Vice President of Global Channels, Akamai. "The combination of EntitleNow! functionality and Akamai's Electronic Software Delivery results in a more complete solution for a target market that both companies are pursuing -- software publishers."

Using OMS SafeHarbor and Akamai, software firms can decrease time to market, increase customer satisfaction, and enhance the tracking metrics over all aspects of product delivery. By leveraging the relationship with Akamai, OMS SafeHarbor customers will benefit from the global coverage and support provided by the Akamai Platform.

"We have teamed with Akamai to provide our customers, software developers and publishers, a more robust engine to deliver their products to customers," said Keith Caveny, CEO, OMS SafeHarbor. "Akamai's global platform will rapidly become a seamless component of our total solution that provides scale, performance, and global reach when and where it is needed."

Companies that invest in a DPLM framework from OMS SafeHarbor are able to exploit tangible, bottom-line deliverables in the following areas:

  • Centralized and controlled digital assets and intellectual property 
  • Revenue recognition and customer entitlements reporting 
  • Reduced time-to-market 
  • Improved channel partner/reseller support
  • Reduced physical manufacturing and distribution costs 
  • Increased flexibility in product configurations

For more information on the Akamai Electronic Software Delivery solution, please visit http://www.akamai.com/en/html/industry/technology.html

About OMS SafeHarbor Inc.

OMS SafeHarbor Inc. is a privately held company offering solutions and services that provide software publishers with an efficient and auditable workflow process to digitally assemble, entitle, and deliver their licenses and products. OMS SafeHarbor customers decrease their time to market and cost of goods sold, and also increase customer satisfaction and visibility of customer activity. Founded in January of 2001, OMS SafeHarbor is based in Lowell, Massachusetts and has a team of successful high tech entrepreneurs, software architects and experienced managers. To learn more about OMS SafeHarbor, visit www.oms-safeharbor.com.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,800 organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by unauthorized users or others, failure to have available sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.