Akamai unveils beefed up Kona Site Defender

  • Cloud-based solutions apply protection at the network edge
  • Greater intelligence, flexibility and simplicity to fighting web attacks

Akamai unveils beefed up Kona Site DefenderCLOUD platform company Akamai Technologies Inc has unveiled several new features to its Kona Site Defender web security solution.
The enhancements are designed to add greater intelligence, flexibility and simplicity, giving organizations tools to better protect websites and applications from an ever-changing threat landscape, Akamai said in a statement.
Included in the new version of Kona Site Defender are upgraded Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities and network layer controls, new user validation capabilities and improved configuration and automation tools that speed both initial deployment and response time to changing attacks.
Further, Akamai said it has developed Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and other modifications to Kona Site Defender.
These are designed to make the technology easier to use by Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) as well as to facilitate tighter integration with existing on-premises security technology, the company claimed.
Kona Site Defender is an always-on cloud-based web security solution designed to protect an enterprise's most critical online business functions against attacks that can result in millions of dollars in lost transactions and business productivity each year, and even greater harm to brand value and reputation.
Using the Akamai Intelligent Platform as its foundation, the solution offers highly flexible and scalable protection that does not negatively impact performance, to customers against a variety of attack vectors including DDoS, as well as web application attacks such as SQL injection, Cross Site Scripting and others.
“The threat landscape is constantly evolving and web security professionals need a solution that can keep pace with the array of challenges they face every day,” said John Summers, vice president, Security Business, Akamai.
“Customers that have deployed Kona Site Defender have been able to deal effectively with these new adversaries, new tools and new attacks,” he claimed.
Kona Site Defender is part of the Akamai Kona Security Solutions family. For more information about Kona Security Solutions, go to http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/kona-solutions.html.

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