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Tech Data Forms Partnership with Akamai Technologies to Provide Defense-in-Depth Capabilities

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Tech Data (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it has partnered with Akamai Technologies, a leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider of cloud security solutions, to offer security and performance services tailored to meet clients’ IT security needs as their businesses evolve. Representing Akamai’s first partnership with a technology distributor, these additions to Tech Data’s security portfolio provide a cloud- and data-center-agnostic delivery platform with a defense-in-depth approach, whereby a series of defensive mechanisms are layered for utmost data protection.

“Defense-in-depth brings a deeper and broader approach to cybersecurity. It’s not just multiple layers of protection — this approach offers many dimensions to thwart attacks and protect valuable information from unauthorized access,” said Alex Ryals, vice president, Security Solutions, at Tech Data. “Akamai’s capabilities offer our customers quick and easy access to this comprehensive security solution with unequaled scale and reach.”

Tech Data customers in the U.S. and Canada can now leverage any of the following three comprehensive Akamai solution packages:

  1. Web application firewall protection
  2. Accelerated performance of web and mobile applications
  3. Enterprise traffic protection and remote application access.

All services provided are cloud- and hosting-provider-agnostic, include a 100 percent uptime guarantee and integrate without significant changes to infrastructure and software at the end-user site. This solution set provides customers with a secure, reliable and flexible extension to their IT infrastructure and was named in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls 2018. Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences through its intelligent edge platform, the largest and most distributed cloud delivery platform of its kind, with thousands of locations on 250,000 servers worldwide.

“Tech Data represents a proven enablement ecosystem with significant reach that Akamai can effectively engage to expand our base of security partners,” said Michael McCollough, vice president of Global Channels at Akamai. “We are pleased to offer our market-leading services exclusively within its portfolio to help organizations at all stages of digital transformation to leverage best-in-class security and performance to drive their businesses.”

For more information on Tech Data’s offerings of Akamai solutions, email or call 1-800-237-8931, ext. 73445.

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About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring.

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 88 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 10 straight years. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.