Cloudy Rackspace improves Akamai partnership

Rackspace announced enhancements to its strategic partnership with Akamai Technologies to offer global businesses consultative services to help secure their applications and APIs.

Through the partnership, Rackspace and Akamai will help commercial customers secure their cloud workloads using Akamai’s Web Application and API Protector.

Rackspace Vice President of Security Services Gary Alterson said: “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.”

Akamai Executive Vice President Sales and Services PJ Joseph said: “Organisations are increasingly adopting cloud architectures that make them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 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.”