On Thursday, the Massachusetts-based internet content delivery network, Akamai, declared that it has intiated two new cloud security and compliance plans to its Akamai Intelligent Platform, which cater to about 30 percent of global web traffic.
The businesses that extend their apps and pages onto Akamai Intelligent Platform anticipate extraordinary availability of their apps and pages with a help in keeping up the rigid data compliance conditions concerning data privacy.
These two new releases, Akamai Compliance Management Modules and Akamai DDoS Defender, are fashioned in such a way as to assist clients in evading the loss of millions as in penalties, as well as downtime harm to one’s reputation.
With Evidon, Akamai will provide its clients access to improved privacy and compliance services for the Industry Self-Regulatory Program’s management in America, the European ePrivacy Directive and its sequel self-regulatory labor for Online Behavioral Advertising.
The Akamai Compliance Management plans are fashioned to assist clients minimize the intricacy and associated costs of their brands assuring that their brands are in compliance with the regulations and benchmarks of data security. These solutions are composed of five different modules, providing supporting tools and documentation in streamlining compliance initiatives in a variety of industry frameworks, such as BITS, IS, FISMAm, PCI, DSS and HIPAA.
On the other hand, Akamai DDoS Defenders improves Akamai’s capability to defend important assets and provide protection from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that negate the availability of websites. This solution chunks multi-layered cloud security abilities with Akamai DDoS service professionals to check the increase in DDoS attacks. This also involves services to back clients in all stages, whether before, during or after the attacks to assure brisk execution and effective response.
“Distributed denial-of-service attacks attempt to make a Web site unavailable to their intended users. In recent months we’ve seen a significant increase in the number, size, and sophistication of these types of attacks — the impact of which can extend long past the immediate loss of revenue, resources and productivity to cause damage to brand equity and customer trust,” explained Andy Ellis, Akamai’s Chief Security Officer. “Our ability to protect our customers from DDoS attacks is a major differentiator for Akamai, and it is a result of the capabilities built into our highly distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform, which is designed to allow us to meet assaults closer to where they are originating and absorb malicious traffic before site performance is impacted”, he added.