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Akamai Web Application Protector

  • Massachusetts, USA
  • 1998
  • $1BN to $5BN
BFSI, Education, Retail and Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, IT and Telecom, Governmnet and Defense
Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America
Company Overview
Akamai Web Application Protector offers a wide range of cloud delivery products and services, including advanced web performance solutions, mobile performance solutions, cloud security solutions, network operator solutions, cloud networking solutions, and media delivery solutions. Akamai Web Application Protector’s WAF portfolio includes products such as Web Application Protector (WAP) and Kona Site Defender, which is built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform. WAP is a self-managing WAF that is easy to set up and maintain, and can work without customization.

WAP is a self-managing Web Application Firewall Software that is easy to set up and maintain, and can work without customization. The integration of the WAP with the Akamai Web Application Protector platform enables end-users to access the websites faster, due to the content caching feature. WAP further improves the website performance by optimizing HTML and image content for faster delivery. It solves application security problems by providing an intuitive administrator interface, preconfigured rule groupings, automatic rule updates, and self-serve installation. The product ensures application security for organizations. WAP also receives added benefits from the Akamai Intelligent Platform. These benefits include frequent automatic updates to application security rules, features and products that secure and accelerate website performance, and scalability without additional hardware requirements. These benefits assist customers in achieving PCI compliance.

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AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC Presence in Web Application Firewall Software
Akamai’s business strategy is to understand the customers’ emerging needs and the difficulty of leveraging the internet. The company focuses on bridging the gap between the 2 by providing technology that is effective and secures the delivery of online content and applications. Akamai offers online solutions for media delivery, web performance, and security services to the owners of major websites and applications. The company is trusted by many reputed brands, including media companies, eRetailers, governments, and financial institutions. Akamai competes with companies offering products and services that address internet performance problems, security solutions, network operations. The company also competes with organizations that provide technologies to improve the efficiency of their systems, thereby streaming content delivery services and equipment-based solutions for internet performance problems. The major portion of Akamai’ revenue is generated from the performance and security solutions segment. The company also receives a major portion of its revenue from the US, and the revenue from the rest of the operational regions has been increasing Y-o-Y. The company has a global reach with offices set up in America, Europe, APAC, and MEA.
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