Bell Partners with Akamai to Deliver Cloud Security, Web Performance and Online Video at Scale to Canadian Businesses

Bell, a provider of broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services in every province and territory of Canada, has announced a strategic partnership that expands Bell’s broad portfolio of web security solutions for Canadian businesses with the addition of Akamai‘s CDN web performance and cloud security products.

akamai cdn web performanceAkamai’s suite of web security and CDN performance solutions is available to Bell Business Markets customers across Canada. By joining forces with Akamai, Bell is positioned to identify security threats, proactively prevent attacks, and optimize the web performance and availability of network and web services for businesses in Canada through the following services:

  • Cloud Security Solutions – Offering enhanced security for websites and data centers to reduce the risk of downtime and data theft.
  • Web Performance – Accelerating websites to more efficiently deliver content and applications and conduct business globally across multiple device platforms.
  • Media & Delivery Solutions – Simplifying workflow and delivering high-quality online video and other media at scale.

“Bell delivers the integrated solutions Canadian businesses need to increase productivity, maximize service differentiation and minimize risk in today’s challenging operating environment,” said Giovanni Sansalone, Vice President of Product Management for Bell Business Markets. “Adding the services of an industry leader like Akamai to the Bell portfolio enables customers to optimize their web presence on Bell’s secure and reliable networks.”

Akamai’s massively distributed Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform counts over 200,000 servers across 130 countries. The company’s portfolio of web performance, cloud security, and video delivery solutions come with 24/7 monitoring.

“Aligning Akamai‘s services with the reach and depth of Bell‘s broadband networks creates a powerful relationship to help Canadian businesses secure, optimize and scale their online strategy,” said John Watson, Vice President of Business Development for Akamai’s Global Carrier Division. “We believe this strategic partnership will provide unparalleled cloud security, web performance and media delivery for Bell customers.”