Akamai Acquires NominumAkamai Acquires Nominum
Purchase of DNS and enterprise cybersecurity solutions company is designed to bolster Akamai's offering to telecom carriers.
October 12, 2017
Akamai Technologies acquired DNS and enterprise cybersecurity company Nominum, in a move to enlarge its offerings to telecom carriers, Akamai announced Wednesday.
Nominum develops DNS-based solutions for both fixed and mobile carrier operators, managed services, and web applications providers. The company's solutions are designed to protect and improve customers' networks and strengthen the security for residential and business subscribers.
"We believe this acquisition is a key investment in our security capabilities because Nominum will bring complementary technology, engineering, technical support, and sales talent to better reach and serve our carrier partners and their enterprise customers," says Robert Blumofe, Akamai's executive vice president of the Akamai Platform division and general manager of its enterprise and carrier division.
Additionally, Akamai intends to offer its customers an enhanced range of security products that will feature improved capabilities for identifying, blocking, and mitigating threats, such as, data exfiltration, ransomware, phishing, and malware.
Read more about the acquisition here.
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