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Introduction

Akamai is readying a series of new security services as it sharpens its focus on the enterprise market.

Highlights

  • Ovum sees the company moving into more direct competition with vendors of on-premise security platforms and raising the profile of cloud-based security generally.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes Akamai's expansion of enterprise security services.
  • Assesses the company's chances in this market.

Key questions answered

  • What is recursive DNS and why does it require a separate security service?
  • What is Akamai's current stance on threat intelligence services?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Akamai’s first security service was for websites

  • DDoS mitigation is Akamai’s calling card in security
  • Bot management extends its services for websites

A broader enterprise play is now under way

  • Soha brings secure application access
  • Recursive DNS security launches in early 2017

Akamai is enhancing its threat intelligence

  • Threat intelligence is a growing market requirement
  • State of the Internet report suggests security is set to evolve
  • Threat intelligence is a value add not a profit center

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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