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Akamai unveils new security operations centre in Bangalore

Zafirah Salim | May 28, 2015
The new facility adds significant bandwidth capacity and round-the-clock expertise to Akamai's global cyber defense network.

Akamai Technologies announced today the opening of a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Bangalore, India.

The new facility, which began operations in December 2014, adds significant bandwidth capacity and round-the-clock expertise to Akamai's global cyber defense network.

By the end of this year, Akamai said that the SOC in Bangalore will be its second largest in terms of human resources outside of the United States.

"This latest expansion enhances Akamai's 'follow the sun' strategy for customer service and support. Now we have even more security professionals available to help mitigate attacks and keep customer sites and applications available and performing optimally," said Sidharth Malik, managing director and vice president, India, Akamai Technologies.

He added that it's clear that many Asian countries continue to be a major source of cyber attacks.

In its Q1 2015 "State of the Internet Security Report", Akamai noted on-going cyber threats from Asian countries. Over 22 percent of the recorded DDoS attack source traffic originated from China, making it the top source country for attack traffic during the quarter. When compared to the previous quarter, China saw a 66 percent increase in attack source IPs compared with the previous quarter's top country.

"Locating SOC resources close to the point of attack origin provides Akamai with a significant mitigation advantage. This is a proven strategy that we embrace not only in Asia, but around the world," said Malik.

 

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