Akamai took the stage next to demo its cloud-based web security solution:
"Web based attacks have been on the rise, with financial services being one of the primary targets of criminal, political, and chaotic actors. These attacks can cost institutions millions in lost transactions and business productivity each year, and even higher losses in their brand value and reputation.
Akamai's Kona Site Defender is the first cloud-based Web security solution to help financial service institutions protect against both large scale denial of service and sophisticated application-layer threats seeking to compromise their brands, applications and associated data."
Product Launched: February 2012
HQ Location: Cambridge, MA
Company Founded: September 1998
Metrics: Akamai (AKAM) is a public company listed on NASDAQ, having gone public in 1999. The company produced $1,159M in revenue in 2011 with over 2,000 employees and 3,500 customers
Finovate demo video: finovate.com/fall12vid/ (demo video will be posted next week)
Introducing John Buten (Director of Industry Marketing) and Matt Brightman (Senior Solutions Engineer)