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Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, will spotlight several innovations and initiatives designed to help broadcasters deliver the highest quality and most secure online streaming experiences at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11, 2019, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At Akamai booth SL3324, the company will demonstrate its industry-leading content delivery and security solutions.
Connecting to the Edge: Reliable, Economical, Broadcast-Quality OTT Delivery
Akamai continues to focus on helping media businesses reduce costs and offer broadcast-quality streaming performance while enabling broadcasters to implement emerging technology strategies like cloud computing. The company will showcase several critical innovations within its live and on-demand streaming media service, Adaptive Media Delivery, to establish a direct connection to the Akamai Edge, including:
Securing Online Video Experiences & Content
As content piracy, illegitimate viewership and emerging cyberattacks increase, media and entertainment companies are faced with a wider array of security challenges than ever before. Akamai helps customers secure the entire content consumption path, with several innovations that will be demonstrated at the 2019 NAB Show. These include:
Driving Live Stream Delivery Efficiency & Quality
Viewers’ expectations for better-than-broadcast live-streaming quality and reliability are higher than ever. To deliver a flawless live stream, broadcasters must be able to quickly address challenges related to content ingestion, latency, scalability and more to drive the best viewer experiences, while also keeping costs in check. At the same time, carrier networks are also challenged by the increase in live-streamed video content. In particular, programs attracting large audiences, such as sports championship games or major breaking news, can result in network degradation if not properly managed and optimized.
At NAB, Akamai is unveiling new capabilities to improve live stream delivery for broadcasters and carriers alike, including:
Expanded Microsoft Azure Partnership
Akamai has also announced an expansion of its partnership with Microsoft Azure in which Akamai’s CDN capabilities are integrated with Microsoft Azure Media Services and Blob Storage. The collaboration will make it easier and more cost effective for media organizations to combine cloud-based video processing with edge delivery, from content preparation to playback.
During the conference, AkamaiTV will also feature a daily slate of conversations on some of the industry’s hottest topics – from security to emerging technologies and standards – streamed live in 4K at ultra-low latency from the Akamai booth. Scheduled guests include Akamai customers, partners, executives and subject matter experts and members of the press and analyst communities. Viewers can live stream AkamaiTV at tv.akamai.com or via the Android or iOS apps.
Speaking Engagements & New Security Research
At the 2019 NAB Show’s Cybersecurity & Content Protection Summit, Akamai’s Patrick Sullivan will reveal new research findings based on observations from the Akamai Edge demonstrating how video and music streaming services are now a primary target for hackers. Sullivan will discuss the attack method of choice, credential stuffing, whereby hackers try numerous sets of stolen login information against media sites, on the logic that many consumers use the same login names and passwords across sites. He will break down what credential stuffing attacks entail, the risks they pose to the industry, and mitigation strategies.
Show attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from additional Akamai experts during the following sessions:
For more information or to book a meeting with Akamai at the 2019 NAB Show, please visit the Company’s NAB site.
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.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at www.akamai.com/locations.
This 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, failure of the inability of the newly-introduced solutions to operate as expected, provide the potential benefits described above or to otherwise address intended market needs, changes in consumer expectations, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.