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Press Release -- February 21st, 2012
Source: Akamai

Web Site and Application Security Center Stage for Akamai at RSA Conference 2012

Rob Morton
Media Relations
–or– Natalie Temple
Investor Relations

Real-world Test of New Akamai Kona Site Defender Technology, Security Team Participation in Conference Program are Event Highlights

CAMBRIDGE, MA, FEBRUARY 21, 2012 – Akamai® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), will use the upcoming RSA Conference 2012 (Booth 851) to showcase how Akamai Kona Site Defender helps online businesses mitigate the risk of debilitating Web attacks. In addition, several members of Akamai’s security team, including Chief Security Officer, Andy Ellis, will provide insight in the key trends and topics of interest to today’s IT security professionals as part of the event’s conference program.

Live Demonstrations of Kona Site Defender
Visitors to Akamai’s booth can participate in live demonstrations showcasing how Kona Site Defender can protect Web sites and applications from a variety of attack types, including SQL injection, cross site scripting, and distributed denial of service (DDoS), to name only a few. Akamai will host two identical Web sites on public cloud infrastructure, one of which is protected by Kona Site Defender. During the course of the demonstration, Akamai will command agents and attack servers across the Internet to launch one of several pre-established attack configurations. Real-time analytics provided by Kona Site Defender’s Advanced Security Monitor will show the result of attacks on both the protected and unprotected sites.

During the course of the event, guest security experts, Ryan Barnett and Nicholas Percoco of Trustwave SpiderLabs and Jeremiah Grossman of WhiteHat Security, Inc., who helped design the available attacks, will be on hand to discuss the ways in which Web attacks are evolving and the challenges in defending against such attacks.

A schedule of live demonstrations and other RSA Conference-related activities can be found at

Akamai Thought Leaders Share their Knowledge
In addition to being able to learn about the specific technology Akamai brings to bear against Web site and application attacks, RSA Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to hear members of Akamai’s security team speak about many of the key issues faced daily by security professionals. Sessions in which Akamai will participate include:

Stress and Burnout in the Information Security Community: On Monday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m. PT, Akamai security evangelist, Martin McKeay, will join fellow panelists in a discussion of the unique issues related to stress and burnout in information security professionals as well as compare and contrast them to other industries.

Security is Dead. Long Live Rugged DevOps: IT at Ludicrous Speed: On Tuesday, February 28 at 1:10 p.m. PT, Josh Corman, director of security intelligence at Akamai, will join Gene Kim, president at Visible IT Flow, to discuss how business agility and security can peacefully coexist through the practice of Rugged DevOps.

Risk Management Smackdown II: The Wrath of Kuhn: On Tuesday, February 28 at 1:10 p.m. PT Akamai Chief Security Officer, Andy Ellis, will join a panel of experts to argue the merits and faults of Risk Management.

Adversary ROI: Why Spend $40B Developing It, When You Can Steal It for $1M?: On Wednesday, February 29 at 9:30 a.m PT, Josh Corman and David Etue, vice president, Corporate Development Strategy at SafeNet, Inc. will introduce attendees to the concept of an “Adversary ROI” model, and show how it can change how to best evaluate IT security investments.

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit or, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

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