SurfControl enhances software delivery with Akamai Technologies

SurfControl and Akamai Technologies announced that SurfControl has moved its product download and threat list updates to Akamai’s infrastructure. 
Akamai’s infrastructure deployment will provide SurfControl with best-in-class global reach for Internet threat protection update lists for its on-site products.  SurfControl currently has global data center presence for its on-demand solutions hosted with Equinix in the U.S. and Asia/Pacific, and with IX Europe.
Akamai’s Electronic Software Delivery solution will enable SurfControl to deliver more frequent updates, accelerate threat update delivery times by up to 300 percent and increase site capacity to accommodate a growing number of customers, as well as surges in traffic. Predictable, best-of-breed online performance has already resulted in improved customer satisfaction, and is supporting the company’s expansion into emerging economic areas such as South America, Eastern Europe, India, and China.
By leveraging Akamai’s global network of 20,000 servers with access to over 1,000 networks, customers receiving a scheduled or emergency threat list update now access the Akamai server closest to them rather than having to rely on a central location. With servers deployed in over 69 countries, Akamai guarantees the best possible delivery regardless of Internet peering, firewalling, and any other issues ensuring faster threat updates.Â

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