Rackspace Technology Leverages Akamai Application Security Solutions to Support Global Customers’ Growing Cloud Security Needs
SAN ANTONIO – April 5, 2022 – Rackspace Technology® (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company, today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for empowering and protecting digital experiences, to provide global customers with application security solutions tailored to their size.
Through the partnership, Rackspace and Akamai will help customers protect their cloud workloads using Akamai’s web application and API protector. This solution offers comprehensive and 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 providing best-in-class cloud security solutions to our customers and are excited to expand our relationship with Akamai to provide expert guidance on these growing attack vectors,” said Gary Alterson, vice president of Akamai services. security at Rackspace Technology. “As enterprises globally transform their networks and modernize their applications, protecting websites, applications and APIs will become an increasingly mission-critical capability.”
Applications and APIs represent a significant attack threat to businesses of all sizes. Gartner reported that together they will represent the most prevalent online attack vector in 2022. A recent report Akamai notes that researchers saw three times as many such attacks in 2021 over the same time period in 2020.
Rackspace Technology offers managed services for Akamai’s market-leading web application and API protection through its Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security portfolio, which is available to customers worldwide and provides enterprises with access to security experts under demand to customize, optimize and manage your security. Postures Rackspace Technology is an Akamai Partner and has deep knowledge and experience in cloud security and compliance and holds 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 new packages of Akamai’s market-leading security services to address the security needs of applications for both enterprises and small and medium enterprises.
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 ID: G00404900, March 01, 2021 API Security: What You Need to Do to Protect Your APIs