Akamai and Trustwave unite to protect businesses from online threats
Akamai Technologies, provider of content delivery network services, and managed security services firm Trustwave announced at Infosecurity Europe 2015 a new strategic alliance designed to help businesses more effectively fight a wide range of malicious online activities through vulnerability assessment, denial of service prevention and incident response.
Through this partnership, Akamai and Trustwave plan to make available to their respective customers select technology solutions and security services from each company’s portfolio.
Services and products included in the first phase of the strategic alliance include:
- Security scanning and testing: Akamai will offer Trustwave Managed Security Testing to better help businesses find and fix vulnerabilities across their database, network and application assets through the cloud-based Trustwave TrustKeeper platform.
- Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection: Trustwave will offer Akamai’s managed DDoS protection services as part of the Trustwave portfolio of managed security services. Akamai’s DDoS protection and mitigation capabilities are intended to keep web sites and applications available, even in the midst of today’s modern web attacks.
- Incident response and readiness: Akamai will offer Trustwave Incident Response and Readiness services delivered by Trustwave SpiderLabs, a team of more than 150 ethical hackers, forensic investigators and researchers who conduct hundreds of data breach investigations per year. The service includes on-call responders and results in an actionable, tested plan to detect, triage and contain a breach.
- Web application security: Trustwave will augment its existing web application firewall (WAF) portfolio, which currently includes both a managed WAF service and on-premises product, by offering Akamai’s cloud-based Kona Site Defender for businesses that prefer a cloud deployment option. Akamai and Trustwave intend to co-develop Trustwave managed service offerings for the Akamai Kona Site Defender and WAF products.
“Through this new alliance, Trustwave and Akamai will deliver more advanced threat and vulnerability management solutions to help businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce risk,” said Robert J. McCullen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Trustwave. “We believe that augmenting the broad portfolio of security services we provide to businesses by adding distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection and cloud-based web application firewall services provided by an industry innovator like Akamai will greatly benefit our customers.”