SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Liz McMillan, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

Akamai Identified as a Bot Management Leader by Independent Research Firm

Report highlights that Akamai offers robust attack response, threat research and visibility; standout capabilities include threat analysis that can tie to financial loss

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2018 Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announced that it was cited as a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Bot Management, Q3 2018 evaluation. In the report, Forrester evaluated "the 12 providers that matter most and how they stack up". Akamai received a "differentiated' rating, the highest possible, in the Attack Response, Threat Research, Reporting and Analysis, Feedback Loops, Road Map, and Market Approach criteria.

(PRNewsfoto/Akamai Technologies, Inc.)

According to the report, the internet is flooded with automated traffic, including bad bots and software programs that malicious attackers use to automate their attacks, often times mimicking human behavior. The report states, "To combat these most sophisticated bots, security pros need a bot management tool that can layer detection methods such as statistical analysis of user behavior to detect anomalies, and continuously update reputational scoring. A bot management vendor threat research team will keep abreast of new bot trends." 

One of the "Key Takeaways" from the report noted that, "For many buyers, threat research will be a key decision criterion, as it indicates whether the vendor continually updates its products for the next wave of bot attacks." Forrester's Take in its evaluation found that, "Akamai's standout capabilities include the ability to respond to attacks by serving alternative data and deprioritizing bad traffic, as well as threat analysis that can tie to financial loss."

Akamai believes this is further supported by Forrester's September 6, 2018 report titled, "Stop Bad Bots from Killing Customer Experience" that finds "Bots have evolved to avoid detection, [and] even basic web-scraping bots can mimic customer behavior, making them difficult to discern from legitimate users. New tools and techniques are necessary to keep up with these malicious advancements."

Akamai's bot management solutions provide behavioral detection and response logic that is constantly updated by Akamai security researchers and powerful machine learning algorithms, to protect digital businesses from vulnerabilities and emerging threats. Akamai maintains that protecting critical sites and apps requires integrated services delivered at the edge with the capacity and intelligence to absorb, deflect and adapt to evolving threats. 

The Forrester New Wave report states that, "Akamai Technologies is best for companies wanting to thwart bots at the edge. Companies that already use Akamai for performance or other security protection will find adding bot management easy." Customers praise Akamai Technologies' ability to respond to bots and product support, with one customer cited as saying, "Watching fraud drop was one of the best features we could have seen" and another stating, "We can scale and stop attacks with any type of mitigation anywhere in the world."

"Akamai is focused on delivering the most intelligent bot management solution in the market, leveraging the visibility and integrated edge services that only our platform can deliver," said Josh Shaul, Vice President of Web Security, Akamai. "We believe that the best in class bot management solutions use behavior detection, machine learning, and human intelligence to maximize protections, and we are happy to be recognized as a leader in this new report and to receive the highest ratings possible in the attack response, threat research and road map criteria. Akamai is looking forward to participating in the evolution of the Bot Management Wave report as the industry matures."

Akamai has now been recognized by Forrester as a "Leader" in its most recent Wave reports for DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Web Application Firewalls, and Bot Management. A complimentary copy of The Forrester New Wave™: Bot Management, Q3 2018 evaluation is available for download here. For additional information regarding Akamai's Bot Management offerings, visit here.

About Akamai
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world's top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.

Contacts:


Tim Whitman

Tom Barth

Media Relations

Investor Relations       

617-444-3019

617-274-7130

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

Cision View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/akamai-identified-as-a-bot-management-leader-by-independent-research-firm-300716138.html

SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Dito announced the launch of its "Kubernetes Kickoff" application modernization program. This new packaged service offering is designed to provide a multi-phased implementation and optimization plan for leveraging Kubernetes on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Kubernetes, a relatively new layer of the modern cloud stack, is a production-ready platform that allows companies to deploy and manage containerized applications, update with zero downtime, and securely scale their deployments.
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
The KCSP program is a pre-qualified tier of vetted service providers that offer Kubernetes support, consulting, professional services and training for organizations embarking on their Kubernetes journey. The KCSP program ensures that enterprises get the support they're looking for to roll out new applications more quickly and more efficiently than before, while feeling secure that there's a trusted and vetted partner that's available to support their production and operational needs.
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Serverless Architecture is the new paradigm shift in cloud application development. It has potential to take the fundamental benefit of cloud platform leverage to another level. "Focus on your application code, not the infrastructure" All the leading cloud platform provide services to implement Serverless architecture : AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, IBM Openwhisk, Oracle Fn Project.
Kubernetes is an open source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Kubernetes was originally built by Google, leveraging years of experience with managing container workloads, and is now a Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) project. Kubernetes has been widely adopted by the community, supported on all major public and private cloud providers, and is gaining rapid adoption in enterprises. However, Kubernetes may seem intimidating and complex ...
DevOps has long focused on reinventing the SDLC (e.g. with CI/CD, ARA, pipeline automation etc.), while reinvention of IT Ops has lagged. However, new approaches like Site Reliability Engineering, Observability, Containerization, Operations Analytics, and ML/AI are driving a resurgence of IT Ops. In this session our expert panel will focus on how these new ideas are [putting the Ops back in DevOps orbringing modern IT Ops to DevOps].
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Intel is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley. It is the world's second largest and second highest valued semiconductor chip maker based on revenue after being overtaken by Samsung, and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel supplies processors for computer system manufacturers such as Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. Intel also manufactu...
Serverless applications increase developer productivity and time to market, by freeing engineers from spending time on infrastructure provisioning, configuration and management. Serverless also simplifies Operations and reduces cost - as the Kubernetes container infrastructure required to run these applications is automatically spun up and scaled precisely with the workload, to optimally handle all runtime requests. Recent advances in open source technology now allow organizations to run Serv...
GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace....
SUSE is a German-based, multinational, open-source software company that develops and sells Linux products to business customers. Founded in 1992, it was the first company to market Linux for the enterprise. Founded in 1992, SUSE is the world's first provider of an Enterprise Linux distribution.