Akamai Technologies, Inc. enters into an agreement to acquire Nominum in order to add complementary capabilities to Akamai’s portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai’s distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers. The acquisition of the market leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers is expected to close after this quarter.
By combining Nominum’s carrier-grade cybersecurity solutions with Akamai’s enterprise security offerings and threat intelligence, Akamai intends to serve a larger base of customers with more comprehensive security products. These products will be designed to more effectively identify, block and mitigate cybersecurity threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing and data exfiltration.
“We believe this acquisition is a key investment in our security capabilities because Nominum will bring complementary technology, engineering, technical support and sales talent to better reach and serve our carrier partners and their enterprise customers,” explains Robert Blumofe, Executive Vice President, Platform and General Manager, Enterprise and Carrier Division.