AT&T and Akamai have extended their global partnership through 2019, allowing continued access to Akamai’s cloud and web security services technologies for AT&T business customers. The partnership was initially made in 2012.
Akamai is also expanding its global server footprint located at the edge of AT&T’s IP network. Akamai says the expansion of the server footprint can help deliver higher-quality experiences to AT&T customers through more efficient content routing and improved delivery of digital content, video and Web applications.
“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,” said Mo Katibeh, SVP of AT&T advanced solutions, in a release. “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.”
Fierce Telecom says that “alliances with companies like Akamai are important for AT&T, particularly as it looks to enhance its strategic business set, which represents a growing segment.”