CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) and AT&T* today announced the renewal of their global alliance through 2019. Under the agreement, AT&T will continue to offer Akamai's full product suite, including media delivery and web security services, as part of its broader portfolio of business solutions.
The renewed alliance means AT&T business customers in the U.S. and around the globe will continue to have access to Akamai services as part of a comprehensive portfolio of cloud and network solutions from AT&T.
In addition, Akamai is expanding its global server footprint located at the edge of AT&T's IP network. These deployments are designed to help provide AT&T customers with higher-quality experiences through more efficient content routing and improved delivery of digital content, video and Web applications.
Since 2012, both companies have dedicated resources to enhance the performance, reliability, security, and scalability of websites and web-based applications for hundreds of customers across industries including Finance, Commerce, and Entertainment, among others.
"The mutual success that AT&T and Akamai have enjoyed over the last four years opened the door to extending and expanding our relationship," said Mo Katibeh, Senior Vice President of AT&T Advanced Solutions. "As today's web, content, and media landscape continues to evolve, we are combining AT&T's business solutions with Akamai's capabilities to provide AT&T customers with a highly secure, robust, and scalable web delivery platform. The use of AT&T IP networks and AT&T Security Services along with Akamai CDN and related web security services is a powerful one. Collectively, they form the underpinnings of the secure infrastructure that can help enterprises thrive in today's massively connected and distributed world."
"Our expanded agreement with AT&T is a testament to the strong and trusted relationship our organizations have forged with businesses around the world," said Tom Leighton, CEO and co-founder, Akamai. "Together, we've demonstrated the value and efficiencies of having Akamai's content delivery capabilities deployed deep into the AT&T IP network. We're excited to add DDoS protection to the suite of available solutions, addressing a critical customer concern as the size and frequency of cyber attacks continues to rise."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T, news, filings) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation's best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions.
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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about expected future endeavors by Akamai & AT&T. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, a failure of Akamai's offerings or functionalities to operate as expected, a lack of market acceptance of such service offerings and functionalities, early termination of the alliance agreement and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.