Akamai Edge, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, has announced enhancements focused on maximising security, quality, and reliability from the cloud to the digital touchpoint. With these new features, the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform enables organisations to optimise and secure the critical point where they monetise and differentiate their services and push the boundaries of digital experiences.
“The edge is both where a business and its customers meet and a place where valuable insights can be gained and shared globally at lightning speed,” said Rick McConnell, President and GM of Akamai’s Web Division. “As enterprises respond to the ongoing expansion of mobile usage and heightened customer expectations, enhancements to the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform are designed to accelerate their digital transformations and improve customer experiences while maximising security and digital trust.”
Moving to the cloud creates security, performance, quality and cost issues for organisations. Akamai’s services can help organisations focus on productivity, profitability and core business operations rather than building out and maintaining their own infrastructure. New capabilities of the platform further address security, media delivery, and web performance challenges by utilising distributed workloads and intelligence closest to the digital touchpoint where the user interacts with data and applications.
“Akamai customers recognise the increasingly important role that the edge can play in improving the experience of employees and consumers as they use web and cloud-based applications,” said Ari Weil, Vice President of Product Marketing at Akamai. “Security stands out among the many computing needs bolstered by edge functionality. Edge-based security responds to threats in real-time, enables secure, perimeter-less environments, and captures insight close to the end user.”