CDN provider companies are always on the lookout for ways to improve their services and the technologies that they offer their customers. As content delivery networks become more popular, this is necessary to ensure that they stay ahead of the pack and keep a competitive advantage over other CDN providers.
The latest CDN provider that has taken steps to expand its presence and level of services is Akamai, one of the world’s leading CDN providers. They have acquired the start-up Soha Systems in an all cash deal. Soha Systems provides enterprise secure access as a services, and the acquisition will complement Akamai’s Client Reputation which blocks traffic from untrusted IP addresses. The CDN provider is hoping to make these new services available to their customers by the end of the year.
CDN Provider Benefits
Speaking of the developments, Robert Blumofe, executive vice president, Platform, and general manager, Enterprise and Carrier Division at Akamai, explained, “in many ways, the traditional enterprise model is ‘turning inside out’ with applications, employees and data moving to the cloud, well outside of the enterprise’s traditional zone of control. At the same time, security and IT teams remain responsible for ensuring visibility, security and performance. By adding Soha’s secure access technology to our Cloud Networking Solutions, we believe we are well positioned to help our customers take full advantage of the key trends, cloud and mobile, driving enterprise computing.”
“Enterprise security is undergoing a phase shift and Soha’s secure access service has been designed to address the unique challenges businesses are facing in this era of hybrid data centres and mobile users,” said Haseeb Budhani, co-founder and CEO, Soha Systems. “We look forward to fully integrating our ground-breaking solution as a high-value component of Akamai’s massively scalable, global platform.”
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