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Internap Teams with Akamai to Provide Cloud Security and Data Center Protection

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that the companies have entered into an alliance to provide customers with Internap's performance-optimized cloud, data center and network services combined with Akamai's cloud security and data center protection services.

As part of the alliance, Internap will offer Akamai Cloud Security solutions to organizations in security-conscious industries – including financial services, healthcare and automotive – that require the infrastructure reliability, availability and scalability that Internap and Akamai jointly deliver. The alliance is expected to result in advanced web security solutions for organizations with performance-reliant applications and workloads, as well as more efficient access to both companies' technologies.

"Organizations that demand optimal web and application performance simply can't afford the potentially business-impacting outages and downtime associated with DDoS attacks," said Michael Ruffolo, Internap's president and CEO. "We believe this alliance is a logical and powerful combination that uniquely addresses this problem for our joint customers. Akamai will be our sole DDoS mitigation provider, bringing market-leading security capabilities to Internap's state-of-the-art data center facilities and to our expertise in delivering high-performance cloud, colocation and networking services."

According to research from Akamai, the frequency, size and sophistication of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been increasing sharply. Offering protection against the largest and most complex attacks, Akamai helps safeguard websites and other Internet-facing applications from the risks of downtime and data theft. Built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Akamai Cloud Security solutions are designed to provide the scale to stop the largest DDoS and web application attacks without reducing performance, as well as offering intelligence into the latest threats and the expertise to adapt to shifting tactics and attack vectors.

"We view the combination of Internap's high-performance Internet infrastructure services and Akamai's cloud security solutions as a natural extension to what has been a very synergistic alliance between our two companies," said Brad Rinklin, Chief Marketing Officer and SVP – Global Alliances, Akamai. "Faced with an ever-changing threat landscape, organizations require comprehensive security...