Internap and Akamai Pair Up

Recently, Internap Corporation, which provides high performance Internet infrastructure services, and Akamai Technologies, Inc., the current global leader in Content Delivery Network services, have announced that they are teaming to provide their customers with Internap’s cloud, data center, and network services in conjunction with Akamai’s cloud security and data protection services. Underneath this alliance, Internap shall offer the Akamai Cloud Security solutions to industries that require infrastructure availability, reliability, and scalability, such as the healthcare industry. The combination of these two companies will result in optimal performance for customers.

“Organizations that demand optimal web and application performance simply can’t afford the potentially business-impacting outages and downtime associated with DDoS attacks,” said Michael Ruffolo, Internap’s president and CEO. “We believe this alliance is a logical and powerful combination that uniquely addresses this problem for our joint customers. Akamai will be our sole DDoS mitigation provider, bringing market-leading security capabilities to Internap’s state-of-the-art data center facilities and to our expertise in delivering high-performance cloud, colocation and networking services.”

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Akamai works to protect websites and other internet based applications from threats such as data theft. The Akamai Cloud Security solutions, constructed on the Akamai Intelligent Platform, are designed to protect against the threat of web application attacks while still providing maximum performance. In addition, the capability of adapting to shifting tactics and attack vectors is offered.

“We view the combination of Internap’s high-performance Internet infrastructure services and Akamai’s cloud security solutions as a natural extension to what has been a very synergistic alliance between our two companies,” said Brad Rinklin, Chief Marketing Officer and SVP – Global Alliances, Akamai. “Faced with an ever-changing threat landscape, organizations require comprehensive security solutions that address many different protection scenarios. These include securing mission?critical Web properties and applications from attack, as well as protecting enterprise IP applications across a data center. With this expanded alliance, Internap and Akamai are providing joint customers with both high-performing cloud and security capabilities.”

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