Internap, Akamai provide cloud security, data center protection

Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) said they have entered into an alliance to provide customers with Internap´s performance-optimized cloud, data center and network services combined with Akamai´s cloud security and data center protection services.

As part of the alliance, Internap will offer Akamai Cloud Security solutions to organizations in security-conscious industries, including financial services, healthcare and automotive, that require the infrastructure reliability, availability and scalability that Internap and Akamai jointly deliver.

The alliance is expected to result in advanced web security solutions for organizations with performance-reliant applications and workloads, as well as more efficient access to both companies´ technologies.

Internap offers one of the industry´s most flexible and high-performing Internet infrastructure portfolios, from OpenStack-based public cloud and automated bare-metal servers to managed hosting and colocation. Internap´s Performance IPâ„¢ connectivity with patented Managed Internet Route Optimizerâ„¢ (MIRO) technology probes network paths across 88 points of presence worldwide for packet loss, latency and jitter and dynamically routes traffic over the fastest path, resulting in faster, more consistent performance for customer applications.

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers.

Internap is a high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play.