SAN ANTONIO, April 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology® (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company, today announced enhancements to its strategic partnership with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for empowering and protecting experiences. digital, to offer consulting services to global companies to help protect their applications and APIs.
Through the partnership, Rackspace and Akamai will help business customers protect their cloud workloads using Akamai’s Web Application and API Protector, which offers comprehensive, risk-free security for websites, applications and APIs. It also provides a holistic set of powerful protections built for today’s modern applications and APIs with intelligent automation and simplicity. Additional benefits include automatic API discovery and security, adaptive and more accurate detections, built-in bot mitigation, and cloud topology/architecture.
“We are focused on delivering best-in-class cloud security solutions to our customers and are excited to expand our relationship with Akamai to provide expert guidance and Fanatical Support™ to unlock Akamai application protection for enterprises that previously they couldn’t afford such an advanced level. capabilities,” said Gary Alterson, vice president of security services for Rackspace Technology. “As organizations transform their networks and modernize their applications, protecting websites, applications and APIs are increasingly critical capabilities for organizations of all sizes.”
Applications and APIs represent a significant attack threat to businesses of all sizes. Gartner® reported: “By 2022, API abuse will move from a rare attack vector to a more frequent one, resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications.” A recent report from Akamai notes that researchers saw three times as many such attacks in 2021 over the same time period in 2020.
Rackspace Technology offers Akamai’s web application and API protection combined with its Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security managed offering, which is available to customers worldwide and provides enterprises with access to on-demand security experts to customize, optimize, and manage their security postures. The new offering is aimed at commercial enterprises that might otherwise have difficulty accessing the expert security resources they need to incorporate the advanced technologies that Akamai offers. Rackspace Technology is an Akamai Partner and has deep knowledge and experience in cloud security and compliance, with over sixty Akamai certifications.
“Organizations are increasingly adopting cloud architectures that make them vulnerable to cyberattacks,” said PJ Joseph, Akamai’s executive vice president of sales and services. “These vulnerabilities include an increase in DDoS attacks and increased use and subsequent abuse of APIs. We are pleased to partner with Rackspace to create Akamai’s market-leading new security service packages to address the application security needs of both enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.”
Join Gary Alterson, Vice President of Security Solutions at Rackspace Technology and Tony Lauro, Director of Security Strategy at Akamai on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 11:30 am ET for a live webinar: Reduce your cyber vulnerability by rethinking risk.
About Rackspace Technology
Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology services company. We can design, build, and operate our clients’ cloud environments on all major technology platforms, regardless of technology stack or deployment model. We partner with our customers at every stage of their cloud journey, enabling them to modernize applications, create new products, and adopt innovative technologies.
| Gartner, API security: what you need to do to protect your APIs, Mark O’Neill, Dionysus ZumerleJeremy D’Hoinne, renovated March 1, 2021, published on August 28, 2019. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.|
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