Online content and network firm Akamai and security company Trustwave have announced a partnership to offer a wider range of tools and protection to enterprise customers.
The combined service will provide a reliable network and an extensive security arsenal that will include distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, malware blocking and threat management.
The deal has been confirmed by both companies, which said in statements that the service offers complementary tools and peace of mind.
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"Through this new alliance, Trustwave and Akamai will deliver more advanced threat and vulnerability management solutions to help businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce risk," said Robert McCullen, chairman and chief executive at Trustwave.
"We believe that augmenting the broad portfolio of security services we provide to businesses by adding DDoS attack protection and cloud-based web application firewall services provided by an industry innovator like Akamai will greatly benefit our customers."
The arrangement works both ways, and Akamai customers will be able to take advantage of Trustwave's managed services and incident response options.
Trustwave users will be able to pick up the Akamai managed DDoS protection services and cloud-served Kona Site Defender tools. The firms will also work together on developing firewall and cloud services.
"Akamai has significant respect for the people, services and technology behind Trustwave," said Stuart Scholly, senior vice president and general manager of Akamai's security business unit.
"By working together, our customers can augment their security posture with proven solutions and expertise, providing an even greater level of preparation and protection backed by the global, industry-leading managed security services from Trustwave.
"We believe adding Trustwave solutions to our portfolio will be of great benefit to our customers."
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