Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a global content delivery network, cybersecurity, and cloud service company.

Basic Information

Akamai's Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents out capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations near the user. It is a network of over approximately 275,000 servers deployed in more than 136 countries. These servers reside in roughly 1,500 of the world's networks gathering real-time information about traffic, congestion, and trouble spots. Each Akamai server is equipped with proprietary software that uses complex algorithms to process requests from nearby users, and then serve the requested content. In addition to using Akamai's own servers, Akamai delivers certain content from other end-users' computers, in a form of peer-to-peer networking. In January 2021, Akamai partnered with Plume to create a new cybersecurity solution aimed at SMBs and households. The partnership combines Akamai Security and Personalization Services (SPS) mobile security suite and real time threat intelligence with Plume's Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform. The companies sell the resulting solution to telecoms firms who resell it to their broadband customers. See more

Legal Name

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Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Headquarters

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Founding Date

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1st Jan 1998

No. of Employees

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1000+

Core Team

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1.

Kent Roberts

Co-founder

2.

Jonathan Seelig

Co-founder