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Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2012 'State Of The Internet' Report

Reported DDoS attacks grow more than 200 percent year over year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/

-- Nearly 700 million unique IP addresses connected to Akamai Intelligent


-- Reported DDoS attacks grow more than 200% year over year

-- Global average peak connection speed jumps 35% year over year Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today released its Fourth Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet Report.

Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM), the report provides insight into key global statistics including connection speeds, attack traffic, and network connectivity and availability, among many others.


The Fourth Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet Report includes new observations on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, analysis of Phase II of the Operation Ababil attacks, and examinations of Internet disruptions in Syria, Bangladesh, and Senegal. The report also reviews mobile browser usage by network connection type collected by Akamai IO.

Highlights from Akamai's Fourth Quarter, 2012 Report:

Global Internet Penetration

Nearly 700 million unique IPv4 addresses from 240 countries/regions connected to the Akamai Intelligent Platform - 4.2 percent more than in the third quarter of