Profile: Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM.O)
23 Jan 2017
Akamai Technologies, Inc., incorporated on August 20, 1998, is engaged in providing cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing content and business applications over the Internet. The Company's across the globe distributed platform comprises approximately 200,000 servers in over 1,400 networks in over 120 countries. It is involved in offering content delivery network (CDN) services. Its services include the delivery of content, applications and software over the Internet, as well as mobile and security solutions, and enterprise professional services. The Company's solutions include Performance and Security Solutions, Media Delivery Solutions, and Service and Support Solutions. Performance and Security Solutions are designed to help Websites and business applications operate while offering protection against security threats. Media Delivery Solutions are designed to enable enterprises to execute their digital media distribution strategies. Service and Support Solutions offer professional services and solutions.
Performance and Security Solutions
The Company's Performance and Security Solutions include Web and Mobile Performance Solutions, Cloud Security Solutions, Cloud Networking Solutions and Network Operator Solutions. Its Web and Mobile Performance Solutions include Ion, Dynamic Site Accelerator, Global Traffic Management and Cloudlets. Ion is a situational performance solution that consists of an integrated suite of Web delivery, acceleration and optimization technologies that make real-time optimization decisions based on the requirements of the device, network location and browser. Dynamic Site Accelerator pulls and caches fresh site content onto Akamai servers, automatically directs content requests to an optimal server, routes the request to data centers to retrieve and deliver dynamic interactive content. Global Traffic Management is designed to ensure responsiveness to end user requests. Cloudlets are applications that provide its customers with self-serviceable controls and capabilities designed to manage Web operations.
The Company's Cloud Security Solutions are designed to help customers avoid data theft and downtime, as well as protect Internet-facing infrastructure. It offers Kona Site Defender, a cloud computing security solution that defends against network and application layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, Web application attacks and direct-to-origin attacks; Fast DNS, which translates human-readable domain names into numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses; Prolexic Routed, designed to protect Web- and IP-based applications in data centers from the threat of DDoS attacks, and Client Reputation, which provides an additional layer of protection against DDoS and Web application attacks by allowing customers to automatically block requests from IP addresses.
The Company's cloud networking solutions include Cloud Networking Suite, Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect and Steelhead Cloud Accelerator. Its Cloud Networking Suite of solutions is designed to manage application and network performance and security for branch location users connecting to software as a service and cloud applications over the Internet. Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect is an integrated solution for enterprises with distributed branches and office locations. Steelhead Cloud Accelerator is a cloud management solution. Its Network Operator Solutions include Aura Licensed CDN, Aura Managed CDN and AnswerX. Aura Licensed CDN is a suite of solutions designed to enable delivery of next generation IP video services delivered to myriad types of devices across the Internet. Aura Managed CDN is a scalable, turnkey CDN solution designed to provide network operators with CDN capabilities through an infrastructure. AnswerX is an intelligent recursive domain name system (DNS) platform built for management of DNS traffic.
Media Delivery Solutions
The Company's Media Content Delivery Solutions are designed to provide delivery of movies, television shows, live events, games, social media, software downloads and other content across the Internet across both fixed line and mobile networks. Akamai Media Services manage the preparation of online media with integrated transcoding, digital rights management and content packaging designed to enable its customers to deliver live and on-demand content to various devices and platforms. It offers a suite of analytics tools to monitor online video viewer experiences and the effectiveness of Web software downloads, while measuring audience engagement and quality of service performance. These solutions are designed to provide relevant metrics to help businesses understand their media workflow from ingest to device. NetStorage is an across the globe distributed cloud storage solution for the Company's customers' content that offers automatic geographically-dispersed replication.
Service and Support Solutions
The Company offers an array of professional services and solutions that are designed to assist its customers with integrating, configuring, optimizing and managing its core offerings. Special features available to enterprises that purchase its support solution include a technical account team, service monitoring, custom technical support handling procedures and customized training.
Akamai Technologies Inc
CAMBRIDGE MA 2142