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Akamai Enterprise Defender Simplifies Journey to Zero Trust for Businesses
Thursday, May 16, 2019

New offering provides secure app access, malware prevention, application security and acceleration in a single solution

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announced it has launched Enterprise Defender, a new solution to help enable its customers to seamlessly and easily transition to a more effective security architecture based on Zero Trust principles.

Built on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Enterprise Defender is designed to help secure all enterprise applications and users, reducing risk and complexity while improving user experience. Akamai's Enterprise Defender will integrate adaptive application access, security and acceleration with advanced malware prevention. Leveraging Akamai's edge platform, Enterprise Defender will enable customers to move towards a Zero Trust security posture across legacy on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Akamai was cited as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave(TM): Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018 evaluation. The report states, "Akamai is a powerhouse in the network security space and has spent both time and resources in extending its capabilities into other areas of security for clients. This includes DDoS, botnet mitigation, malware protection, and application microsegmentation capabilities."

"Our customers are facing a growing set of critical challenges to meet the needs of their businesses - conditional app access, cloud migration, third party access, M&A integrations and protecting the workforce from advanced threats - and the existing perimeter-based architectures are proving too complex and risky to meet their needs," said Tim Knudsen, Vice President, Product Management, Enterprise Business Unit at Akamai. "Enterprise Defender simplifies the transition to Zero Trust. It gives our customers a single solution that is designed to replace their VPNs and improve their security posture, while delivering an optimal user experience."

Akamai's Enterprise Defender is architected specifically to:

    --  Provide application specific access versus network access: Enterprise
        Defender provides granular access controls for specific applications and
        proactive threat prevention, making it much harder for an attacker to
        move laterally to gain access to other workloads and for malware to
        propagate on the corporate network.
    --  Protect corporate applications from exploits: Enterprise Defender
        provides broad protection for corporate web applications. Our web
        application firewall includes robust security protections, updated by
        the industry's best threat research team, to help organizations keep up
        with ever evolving security threats.
    --  Protect your workforce from malware and phishing: Enterprise Defender is
        designed to proactively identify, block and mitigate targeted threats
        such as malware, ransomware, DNS data exfiltration and advanced zero-day
        phishing attacks.
    --  Deliver better end-user experiences: Enterprise Defender supports
        enterprise efforts to deliver applications that are fast, reliable and
        secure, empowering enterprises to overcome the challenges related to
        delivering corporate applications over the Internet.

Akamai's Enterprise Defender is designed to help organizations to:

    --  Reduce complexity and streamline operations: Enterprise Defender helps
        security teams to replace costly-to-manage and maintain virtual or
        hardware appliances with a simple security service at the edge.
    --  Reduce both CapEx and OpEx for security: Combined with cloud-based
        simplicity and improved security, Enterprise Defender enables CISOs and
        security teams to consolidate security controls and reduce management
    --  Enable digital business transformation: Enterprise Defender enables a
        modern work anywhere environment by blocking access to malicious
        domains, URLs and content. Access is only granted to a limited number of
        applications based on identity, device and security context, without
        ever granting access to the full network.

Enterprise Defender is available now and the solution is available as a per user, per month subscription, for more information visit here or join Akamai at Edge World to learn more about the company's zero trust solutions and innovations.

About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone -- and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world's top brands trust Akamai, visit,, or @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the business benefits businesses could enjoy from the new solution. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure of Akamai services to operate as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

Helen Yang
Media Relations
+1 858-404-1436

Tom Barth
Investor Relations
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