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Displaying items by tag: Akamai Technologies

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 23:57

Will telcos operate at the edge?

We asked our panel of industry players if they thought telcos would make a move for a dominant role in edge computing. Most were not entirely convinced.

Published in Networking
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 11:57

The overnight internet outage - an update

Internet CDN provider Fastly has admitted that last night's outage was due to a configuration error.

Published in Networking

Akamai’s latest report reveals that significant cyberattacks increased from 2019 to 2020, and examines two phishing kits Kr3pto and Ex-Robotos and the potential harm they may cause.

Published in Business IT
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:24

Malik departs Akamai for Freshworks

Freshworks, a California-based cloud business software provider, has appointed Sidharth Malik to the newly created global position of chief revenue officer.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 13:23

Azure to gain Akamai services

Akamai's content delivery network (CDN) is to be integrated with Microsoft Azure.

Published in Cloud
Thursday, 10 September 2015 13:59

Extortionists go after Bitcoin users

There’s been an increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Bitcoin extortionist group DD4BC, according to a new security report.

Published in Security

Content deliver network services vendor Akamai has boosted its Asia Pacific, Japan management team with a raft of significant executive appointments.

Published in People Moves

Australia’s average Internet connection speeds dropped marginally in the third quarter of last year compared to the second quarter – by 1.8% to be exact – but despite this a newly published global report shows that year-on-year Australia recorded a 25% increase in speed.

Published in Security

Unsuspecting mobile device users are being targeted by the Xsser mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT), with attackers, described as “malicious actors”, tricking users into downloading unverified apps.

Published in Security

A major cloud company has warned of a new set of tools being used to commit bank fraud.

Published in Security
Monday, 03 November 2014 14:09

Botnets breeding by Bash bug

Akamai's security operation has warned that it has detected the use of the Shellshock security flaw to co-opt systems into botnets that are then used for DDoS attacks.

Published in Security
Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:24

UPnP failings implicated in DDoS attacks

Akamai's Prolexic security operation has warned that home and office devices such as routers and media servers are being co-opted into distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Published in Security
Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:54

Akamai warns of Linux malware

Akamai's Prolexic security operation says Linux malware has been implicated in DDoS attacks.

Published in Open Source

Akamai Technologies has appointed a new man to head up its Australia-New Zealand sales team.

Published in People Moves
Thursday, 31 July 2014 18:32

World Cup sets records for Akamai

Content delivery specialist Akamai says the recently-concluded FIFA World Cup set a new record for live sports events and contributed to the highest-ever total traffic peak.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 02 May 2014 00:40

Contexti appoints new chief engineer

Big Data Analytics consulting, training and managed services company Contexti has announced the appointment of Harpreet Sawhney as Chief Engineer.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 23:58

Akamai closes deal to acquire Prolexic

Global cloud services security vendor Akamai Technologies has completed its acquisition of Prolexic, finalising an agreement to acquire all the outstanding equity in the security company.

Published in Deals

Global cloud services and Web security vendor, Akamai Technologies has signed an agreement to acquire fellow cloud security provider, Prolexic, in a move designed to extend its web optmisation and security offerings by adding cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centres and enterprise applications.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:39

Australia bombs at 50th for internet speeds

Average Australian internet connection speeds are ranked 50th in the world - below New Zealand at 42nd - and just one-fifth the speed of top-ranked nation South Korea, according to the latest 'State of the Internet' report from Akamai Technologies.

Published in Government Tech Policy
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