Cloud Security

Security threats may change, but our ability to stop them does not

Users expect the online experience to be always available and always secure — and for their personal and business assets to be safe. As more data and business processes move online, organizations are challenged to protect websites and infrastructure without sacrificing performance for security. Akamai brings content close to users by extending the security perimeter to the cloud to help protect against increasingly sophisticated web and data center attacks.

A Guide to Multi-Layered Web Security

Multi-Layered Web Security

Computing in the cloud changes everything for IT security. When securing websites and applications against cyberattackers, knowledge is your best defense.

Akamai Data Visualization Map

DDoS Radar

View the most recent 5,000 DDoS attacks mitigated by Akamai. Each DDoS attack source commands hundreds or thousands of DDoS bots. View attack activity worldwide in real time, including global sources, volume and targets.

Security Intelligence - Q2 2015

Akamai saw DDoS attacks more than double in frequency and increase in duration by nearly 20%. We've continued to analyze millions of web application attack triggers to give you the most common vectors along with two additional new vectors: Shellshock and cross-site scripting (XSS).

Additional Resources

  • eBook: Security Champion's Guide to Web Application Security

    Security is a tricky business. It's filled with concepts such as least privilege that are easy to request but hard to implement in practice and at scale. Learn the difference between a well-implemented web application firewall and what most companies do - and the implications for your web application defense in this new e-book.

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  • Barbarians at the Gate: Enhancing Web Security with Behavioural Analytics

    More and more companies are finding that behavioural analytics hold the answers as static, on-premise security measures are increasingly becoming ineffective against attempts to steal data and take web services offline.

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  • 451 Research: Striking A Balance Between Security and Performance

    DDoS target companies in all verticals and a majority affects the application layer. A web application security solution with DDoS protection is essential, and so the big question is how to get it without compromising application performance. Join 451 Senior Security Analyst Adrian Sanabria and Akamai’s Senior VP/GM of the Security Business Unit Stuart Scholly for a one-hour webinar discussing cloud security solutions that provide protection without performance degradation.

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  • 451 Research: Striking A Balance Between Security and Performance

    Layer 7 DDoS attacks against web applications are on the rise. You need to be ready with robust DDoS defense technology - but do you have to sacrifice web content performance? Learn more in the new Akamai and analyst firm 451 Research webinar Striking a Balance Between Web App Security and Web Content Performance.

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  • The Cyber Security Balancing Act: Improving WAF Accuracy without Impacting Legitimate Users

    Managing and fine-tuning a WAF can be a time consuming task and beyond the resources of most internal security organizations. If a solution is not deployed correctly or if the rules are not fine-tuned, legitimate user traffic can be blocked,resulting in a poor online user experience and lost revenues. Read how Akamai's cloud based WAF solution works to solve these challenges in a new white paper.

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  • Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

    When your Internet-facing network comes under DDoS attack, does your entire organization panic - or does everyone know exactly what to do? Akamai has released an executive white paper on critical steps and best practices for adding DDoS mitigation to a corporate incident response plan.

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  • Improving Web Application Survey: The Akamai Approach to WAF

    Many organizations have web application firewall solutions deployed today. However, these deployments often fail to meet their initial expectations in terms of effectiveness, ease of management and impact on protected web applications.

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  • The Importance of Improving and Adapting Web Security

    With so much depending on website availability, CSOs are considering new, cost-effective ways to be proactive and vigilant. Understand the challenges to web security deployments.

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  • Cloud Security Solutions

    Akamai's reputation was earned by building the world's largest cloud-enabled delivery platform, backed by the most scalable, distributed security solution available. Learn more about Akamai's Cloud Security Services and how they can protect your business from the increasing risk of cyber attacks.

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  • Latest Threat Advisories

    Akamai's cybersecurity experts conduct research, digital forensics and post-event analysis on every major threat vector. These reports can help your organization make more informed, proactive decisions.

  • Security Commentary 

    Akamai’s security experts research and report on the latest threat vectors and methods for mitigating them. Stay abreast of latest security threats with our security advisories, podcasts and blog posts.

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  • Securosis White Paper: Defending Against Application Denial of Service Attacks

    DDoS Protection requires another level of complexity to ensure critical web applications and operations are secure. A multi-faceted approach defends against the latest wave of attacks.

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  • Cloud Security Solutions to Secure Your Website and Data Centers

    Akamai Cloud Security Solutions help avoid data theft and downtime by extending the security perimeter to the edge of the network, protecting from increasing frequency, scale and sophistication of web and data center attacks.

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  • The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Services Providers, Q3 2015

    Akamai's DDoS mitigation solutions received high marks for alert notification, response tactics, size and breadth of attacks against which it can defend, and defended network protocols and defense tactics prior to an attack, among other factors.

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