Sunday, February 10, 2013

Akamai's Security Solution: 400 Customers; Increasing Investments

Some highlights from Akamai's Q4 earning call, on its Security/DDoS services, by Dr. Tom Leighton (pictured), CEO:

  • ".. Akamai has 3 emerging businesses: web security, network operator solutions and hybrid cloud optimization. Among these newer focus areas, you've heard the most about security. Last February, we introduced Kona Site Defender. This web security solution is designed to leverage our global distributor platform to defend a website or application against a large-scale DoS attack without sacrificing performance, something that we believe solutions offered by other companies can't do.

  • Kona Site Defender was critical to the defense of some leading U.S. financial institutions as they battled the operation attacks over the last several months. Despite the large volumes of these attacks, upwards of 65 gigabits per second in some cases, Kona Site Defender kept our customer sites accessible and performing well.
  • To best defend against such large-scale attacks, we believe that you need the capacity and distributed architecture that is unique to the Akamai platform. In 2013, Akamai will continue to increase investment in our security solutions, with a focus on extending our protective capabilities and in making our product easier to deploy and more channel-friendly for key partners.
  • We are particularly pleased with the great traction and demand for our security solutions, with more than 5x year-over-year revenue growth in the fourth quarter, and we had more than 400 customers leveraging at least one of our security offerings at year end
See "Akamai Technologies Management Discusses Q4 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript", by Seeking Alpha, here.

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