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.”