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of IP virtual private networks and SaaS applications, while maintaining
enterprise security and compliance.

Akamai Cloud Networking Speeds & Secures Cloud Access for Enterprise

Akamai Technologieshas introducedAkamai Cloud Networking, a system of integrated services concerned with the reliability and performance of IP virtual private networks, and cloud and SaaS applications, while maintaining enterprise security and compliance.

Akamai says that more frequent use of the Internet to access enterprise applications, including critical Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based applications, is a source of challenges forconnectivity, performanceandsecuritybetween branch offices. UsingDirect Internet Access breakoutsandhybrid WANsto increase available bandwidth needs fast, reliable, secured connectivity to handle diverse business applications.
Akamai Cloud Networking has been developed for communication or network service providers and branch infrastructure vendors, and is designed as modules that extend existing WAN set-ups, making the deployment of hybrid network architectures and DIA easier for enterprise customers. Through the strategic relationships it has formed with Cisco and Riverbed, Akamai has already demonstrated how its caching and Internet transport optimisation functions inside enterprise optimisation networks.

With the launch of Akamai Cloud Networking, the company is expanding its optimisation portfolio to Internet transport optimisation, SaaS and cloud acceleration, and secure web gateway functionality.

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Internet transport optimisationis intended to improve the reliability of high-throughput packet delivery over the Internet, using theAkamai Intelligent Platform. It includes route optimisation and forward error correction as well as TCP/IP optimisations, backed by service-level agreements where applicable. SaaS and cloud accelerationincludes caching, data deduplication and quality-of-service as well as Internet transport optimisation - over the Akamai Intelligent Platform. 
Secure web gatewayis cloud-based outbound web filtering and inbound malware protection with full identity integration is intended to help to maintain enterprise security and compliance without impacting performance. These capabilities are strengthened by the recent acquisition ofBloxx, a web and email filtering company and Secure Web Gateway supplier. 
Orange Business Servicesare making this new service available to customers, and feel that growth in global network traffic, driven by digital transformation programs, means enterprises need to reconsider their network architectures. However, a hybrid network segments enterprise traffic onto several transport links to balance cost and desired performance. They believe that the Akamai platform’s faster, secure Internet links will be primary part of enterprise connectivity to complement the speed and reliability of private WANs and low cost bare Internet links.  www.akamai.com