Tech Data and Akamai Forge Deal for Defense-in-Depth

Published On: October 28, 2019Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

Tech Data has partnered with Akamai Technologies, a prominent content delivery network (CDN) services provider, to offer security and performance services.

“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.”

Through the new alliance, Tech Data customers in the U.S. and Canada now have new options for web application firewall protection, accelerated performance of web and mobile applications, enterprise traffic protection and remote application access. All services provided are promised to be cloud- and hosting-provider-agnostic, include a 100 percent uptime guarantee and integrate without significant changes to infrastructure and software at the end-user site.

“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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Representing Akamai’s first partnership with a technology distributor, these additions to Tech Data’s security portfolio provide new options for allied partners working in the security space.

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