Akamai Buys Security Firm Bloxx
Akamai has a takeover communicates. At an unknown price it buys Bloxx headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, which a Secure Web Gateway (SWG) said filter technology offers. Akamai she wants enterprise customer’s offer, which may protect against so phishing, malware and data theft.
At the same time Akamai announces its intention to bring cloud-based security suite 2016 on the market. Bloxx provides for some of the basics.
Parallel leads Akamai financing round totaling $ 27 million from ClearSky Data to. The start-up is developing a storage solution that corporate data is divided, depending on requirements in layers and layers holds. In the data protection area had already Fire Akamai Layers and Rubicon Labs, supported on the network segment Saguna with initial funding.
Akamai had last week its earnings for the third quarter of 2016 presented. Net income was 88 million, only slightly less than the $ 91.2 million the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income of 62 cents per share on revenue of $ 551 million exceeded expectations of the stock market.
The Content Delivery Network disappointed investors, however, with a forecast of 62 cents earnings per share at 567 million in sales in the fourth quarter. Analysts had expected an average of 65 cents per share and $ 597,000,000 in sales. The course gave way to this communication by up to 20 per cent afterwards.
As a reason called CEO Tom Leighton an expected "decline in sales at three of our largest US media customers", who was due to slowing traffic growth, especially compared to the "very strong" fourth quarter of 2014. "The consequences are aggravated probably still through their self-help measures but the majority makes less overall traffic growth. "Among other things, could Apple be meant, the Akamai customer is known, however, working on its own Content Delivery Network.
Today Akamai has also released a Safety Notice: The Company has observed in recent months, three new Reflection DDoS attacks. DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service. Its Advisory contains detailed information about DDoS threats NetBIOS Name Server Reflection, RPC Portmap Reflection and Reflection Sentinel and a payload analysis, a Snort rule and best practices for system security.
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