Kona Site Defender

Integrated protection for websites and APIs against DDoS and targeted web application attacks

Kona Site Defender is designed to protect web and mobile assets from targeted web application attacks and DDoS attacks while improving performance. Built on the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona Site Defender is highly customizable, delivers high performance, demonstrates impressive scalability, and offers access to global security intelligence.

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Highly Customizable Web Application Firewall & DDoS Protection

Mature security practitioners know that the best Application Security and DDoS Protection requires flexible solutions as well as an ongoing commitment to update and customize their security posture. Kona Site Defender provides a flexible solution with an unlimited number of custom rules, protection for mobile applications, and access to a Professional Services team that can service your security needs over the long haul.

Akamai is used by 6,000 of the largest online companies, including the top 30 media and entertainment companies, the 20 top global e-commerce sites, 150 of the world’s leading news portals, and 100 of the world’s largest banks. The popularity and ubiquity of our platform gives us visibility into the disposition of both legitimate and malicious traffic, across geographies and industry verticals. That visibility, along with our Cloud Security Intelligence Data Analysis Engine, allows us to deliver customizable, flexible, accurate and scalable application and mobile security.

Additional Resources

  • Improving Web Application Security: 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Approaches for Web, DNS, and Infrastructure Security
    In today’s faster forward world, denial of service, data breaches, and SQL injection attacks are growing faster than on-premises firewalls can scale – you need a cloud-based security solution to meet the threat.

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  • Strategies for CyberAttack Protection – Managed Web Security Services
    Internet-based businesses are teeming with consumer sales, B2B transactions and users of SaaS applications and online games. It is imperative that online businesses adopt web security solutions to keep unwanted visitors out while keeping websites and applications accessible.

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  • State of the Internet – Security reports

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  • Threat Advisories

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