Rackspace and Akamai Partner for Application Security to SMBs

Published On: April 24, 2022Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

Rackspace Technology of San Antonio, Texas and Akamai Technologies, have announced enhancements to their strategic partnership, offering global businesses consultative services to help secure their applications and APIs.

Through the partnership, Rackspace and Akamai intend to help commercial customers secure their cloud workloads using Akamai’s Web Application and API Protector, which offers security features for websites, applications and APIs.

“We are focused on bringing best-in-class cloud security solutions to our customers and are excited about expanding our relationship with Akamai to provide expert guidance and Fanatical Support to unlock Akamai application protection for businesses that would previously be unable to afford such advanced capabilities,” said Gary Alterson, Vice President of Security Services at Rackspace Technology. “As organizations transform their networks and modernize their applications, securing websites, applications and APIs are increasingly mission-critical capabilities for organizations of all sizes.”

Rackspace is offering Akamai’s Web Application and API Protection combined with its Rackspace Elastic Engineering for Security managed offer, which provides access to security experts to customize, optimize and manage security postures. The new offering is geared to commercial businesses who may otherwise have difficulties accessing the expert resources needed to onboard advanced security technologies.

“Organizations are increasingly adopting cloud architectures that make them vulnerable to cyber-attacks,” said PJ Joseph, Executive Vice President Sales and Services at Akamai. “These vulnerabilities include an increase in DDoS attacks and growing use and subsequent abuse of APIs. We are pleased to partner with Rackspace to create new bundles of Akamai’s market-leading security services to address the application security needs of both enterprises and small to medium businesses.”

Rackspace is an Akamai Partner with knowledge and experience in cloud security and compliance, holding more than sixty Akamai certifications.

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