Akamai Selected as Customer’Choice for 3 Consecutive Years for Web Application and API Protection by Gartner Peer Insights(TM)

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a cloud company that powers and protects online lives, was the latest Gartner Peer Insights Division “Voice of the Customer”: Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) for the third year consecutive. ‘Elected by choice. Gartner(R) is an evolution of the WAF Marketplace that extends the traditional capabilities of the Web Application Firewall (WAF) to four key features: WAF, DDoS Protection, Bot Management, and API Protection.
* Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice is based on feedback and ratings from professional end users who have purchased, implemented, and used the product or service.

*This release is an abbreviated version of the press release issued in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 24, 2022 (local time).

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice certifies vendors and products highly rated by their customers. Customers’ Choice collects and synthesizes a variety of data about the vendor’s software products that are most valued by enterprise IT professionals.

“We are very grateful to our customers for trusting Akamai as a solution to protect their applications and businesses,” said Amol Mathur, vice president of products, web security. By evolving WAAP products through innovative innovations, we stay ahead of the threat and achieve seamless deployment and usability. Our strategy is correct because our products and services have been highly appreciated by our customers. This is proof of that, and it’s a great encouragement.”

Five-star reviews consist of content from organizations of varying sizes across major industries (retail, finance, transportation, media, manufacturing, etc.). Here are some of the reviews from Akamai customers who provided feedback on Customer Choice.

“Akamai has become a gold standard in edge security. We’ve used Akamai security for more than a decade, and the company is constantly innovating and improving.” – Retailer, Chief Technology Officer (* 1)
※1:https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/web-application-and-api-protection/vendor/akamai/product/kona-site-defender/review/view/3929020

“It is particularly effective in automatic blocking against new zero-day attacks. Recent countermeasures for the log4j zero-day vulnerability were also quickly implemented in the WAF.” – Government agency, responsible for managing services and security (* 2)
※2:https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/web-application-and-api-protection/vendor/akamai/product/kona-site-defender/review/view/3914112

“It’s like a Swiss army knife for Layer 7 protection. You can also establish zero-day mitigation to thwart zero-day threats. Reduce cloud hosting costs by eliminating unwanted traffic. We have also improved the customer experience by reducing latency and improving uptime. We feel secure in being protected from intruder attacks.” – Banking Industry, Solutions Architect (Security) (*3)
※3:https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/web-application-and-api-protection/vendor/akamai/product/kona-site-defender/review/view/3944548

“Akamai plays a key role in security and performance. Akamai’s products are very good, but I think the biggest differentiator is the level of service that Akamai offers. The Akamai team is like an extension of our team. We sincerely wish our company success and are actively working to take full advantage of the Akamai platform to improve security and performance. Give me” – Chief Technology Officer (*4)
※4:https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/web-application-and-api-protection/vendor/akamai/product/kona-site-defender/review/view/3930468

We thank all of our customers for their support and cooperation, as Akamai helps and protects our lives online.

For more information, see 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Web Application and API Protection.
https://www.akamai.com/ja/lp/report/gartner-peer-insights-voc-waap-market

Also learn why Akamai was named a “Leader” for the fifth consecutive year in the 2021 Gartner(R) Magic Quadrant™ for Web Application and API Protection.
https://www.akamai.com/ja/lp/report/gartner-names-akamai-a-2021-magic-quadrant-waap-leader

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Gartner Peer Insights’Voice of the Customer’: Web Application and API Protection, Peer Contributors, March 22, 2022

About Akamai:
Akamai is the power and protection of life online. The world’s leading companies choose Akamai to create and deliver secure digital experiences that enrich the lives of people around the world every day, anytime, anywhere. From cloud to edge, the world’s most distributed computing platform makes it easier to develop and run Akamai applications, while bringing the user experience closer and threats away. For more information about Akamai’s security, IT, and delivery solutions, visit akamai.com and akamai.com/blog, or follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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