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Bloxx Buyout to Boost Akamai Security

As part of its current cloud security strategy, content delivery network firm Akamai has acquired secure web gateway (SWG) technology provider Bloxx.

Established in 1999, the Edinburgh-based Bloxx is privately-funded with 55 employees and Akamai is confident that the SWG technology goes beyond traditional blacklisting and will be instrumental to its goal of bringing real-time risk assessment to market in 2016.

"Akamai's traditional business has been about making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for web sites and applications," said Willie M. Tejada, senior vice president & general manager, Cloud Networking division at Akamai.

"As we look to the future, our strategy includes doing the same for the enterprise, helping to protect corporate end users from the exposure to unsuitable content, viruses, malware, and data leakage.  By adding Bloxx's SWG technologies to our solutions, coupled with the security intelligence that we obtain from our global platform, we believe we are well-positioned to help protect enterprises and their employees from a growing threat landscape." 

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