Profile: Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM.O)
23 Feb 2018
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. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's globally-distributed platform included more than 200,000 servers in over 1,600 networks in 131 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
The Company's Performance and Security Solutions include Web and Mobile Performance Solutions, Cloud Security Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Network Operator Solutions. Its Web and Mobile Performance Solutions include Ion, Dynamic Site Accelerator, Global Traffic Management, Image Manager 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 interactive content. Global Traffic Management is designed to ensure responsiveness to end user requests. Image Manager automatically optimizes online images for the combination of size, quality and file format suited for each image and device, and offloads the artistic transformation of derivative assets to the cloud. 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 defend Websites, applications and data centers against a multitude of cyber attacks through solutions, such as 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.
Its Enterprise offerings are designed to help customers manage productivity by facilitating third-party access to applications, accelerating those applications, reducing bandwidth costs and extending the Internet and public clouds into private wide area networks (WAN). Its enterprise solutions offerings include Enterprise Application Access, which enables remote access to applications behind the firewall without providing users access to the entire network without external hardware or software, and Akamai Cloud Connect, which extends the Akamai Intelligent Platform directly into the branch. The Company's Network Operator offerings are designed to help carriers operate a network that capitalizes on traffic growth and new subscriber services by reducing the complexity of building a CDN and interconnecting access providers. Its Network Operator Solutions include Aura Licensed CDN, Aura Managed CDN and AnswerX. The Aura Licensed CDN federates with the Akamai Intelligent Platform, providing global delivery of operator content with a single business agreement. Aura Licensed CDN also includes HyperCache. Aura Managed CDN is a 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 Media Delivery Solutions are designed to enable enterprises to execute their digital media distribution strategies, not only by providing solutions for their volume and global reach requirements but also by managing the end user experience. Its offerings include Adaptive Delivery solutions for streaming video content that are designed to cope with variable connection speeds, different devices and disparate locations around the world; Download Delivery offerings, which provide accelerated distribution for large file downloads, including games, progressive media (video and audio) files, documents and other file-based content; Infinite Media Acceleration solutions, which are designed with the goal to bring broadcast quality television experiences to broadband; Media Services, which help simplify 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 multiple types of devices and platforms, and Media Analytics, under which, the Company 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.
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, proactive service monitoring, custom technical support handling procedures and customized training.
The Company competes with Limelight Networks, Inc.
Akamai Technologies Inc
CAMBRIDGE MA 2142