Tech Data Adds Akamai’s Defense-in-Depth Technology to Its Portfolio

Representing CDN provider Akamai’s first partnership with a technology distributor, Tech Data has added Akamai’s cloud security solutions to its security portfolio. All Akamai services provided through Tech Data are cloud- and hosting-provider-agnostic.

Tech Data customers in the U.S. and Canada can now leverage any of the following three comprehensive Akamai Technologies solution packages:

  • Web application firewall protection
  • Accelerated performance of web and mobile applications
  • Enterprise traffic protection and remote application access
Alex Ryals
“Defense-in-depth brings a deeper and broader approach to cybersecurity,” said Alex Ryals, vice president, Security Solutions, at Tech Data.

These services would include a 100 percent uptime guarantee and integration without significant changes needed to infrastructure and software at the end-user site.

“Defense-in-depth brings a deeper and broader approach to cybersecurity. It’s not just multiple layers of protection – this approach offers many dimensions to thwart attacks and protect valuable information from unauthorized access,” said Alex Ryals, vice president, Security Solutions, at Tech Data. “Akamai’s capabilities offer our customers quick and easy access to this comprehensive security solution with unequaled scale and reach.”

Akamai Technologies provides its cloud security solutions through its intelligent edge platform, one of the world’s largest and most distributed cloud delivery platforms, with thousands of locations on 250,000 servers worldwide.

Tech Data represents a proven enablement ecosystem with significant reach that Akamai can effectively engage to expand our base of security partners,” said Michael McCollough, vice president of Global Channels at Akamai. “We are pleased to offer our market-leading services exclusively within its portfolio to help organizations at all stages of digital transformation to leverage best-in-class security and performance to drive their businesses.”

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