Akamai Recognized as the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice for Web Application and API Protection


The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from professional end users who have experience purchasing, implementing, and/or using the product or service.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the cloud computing company that powers and protects life online, was named Customers’ Choice in the March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) for the third consecutive year. Gartner® defines Web Application and API Protection as “the evolution of the Web Application Firewall (WAF) market, extending WAF capabilities to four core features: WAF, DDoS Protection, Bot Management, and Web Application Protection. API”.

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Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice awards recognize the top-rated vendors and products by their customers. The data collected represents a high-level summary of vendor software products most valued by enterprise IT professionals.

“We are very grateful to our customers who trust us to protect their applications and businesses. Akamai is committed to continuously innovating and evolving its WAAP offerings to stay ahead of threats while delivering a seamless experience for adoption and usability. We believe this recognition of successful customers further inspires us and validates our strategy,” said Amol MathurVP Product, Web Security

5-star reviews include major industry verticals of retail, finance, transportation, media, manufacturing, and more, as well as varying organization sizes. Below are testimonials from Akamai customers who have contributed to this distinction:

“Akamai is the gold standard in Edge security. They’ve protected us for over a decade and continue to innovate and improve.” –Senior Director of Retail Technology

“Very good experience especially when it comes to automatically blocking new zero day exploits for example the recent log4J zero day was implemented very quickly on WAF.” –Head of Service and Security Management in Government Industry

“The Swiss army knife for Layer 7 protections. Able to build 0-day mitigations for 0-day threats. Reduce cloud hosting costs by removing unwanted traffic. Improved customer experience by reducing latency and increasing availability. we are safe from intruders.” –Solution architect (security) in the banking sector

“Akamai plays an important role in the areas of security and performance. While Akamai products are fantastic at what they do, what really sets them apart is the level of service they provide. The Akamai team truly feels like an extension of our own team. They really care about the success of our business and are very proactive in helping us take full advantage of the platform and improve in the areas of security and performance.” –A chief technology officer

We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and partnership in fueling and protecting lives online.

Learn more about 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Web Application and API Protection.

Learn why Akamai was named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Web Application and API Protectionfor the fifth consecutive year.

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Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer”: Web Application and API Protection, Peer Contributors, March 22, 2022

About Akamai

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies around the world choose Akamai to create, deliver and secure their digital experiences, helping billions of people live, work and play every day. With the world’s most distributed computing platform, from cloud to edge, we make it easier for our customers to develop and run applications, while bringing user experiences closer and threats away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at akamai.com and akamai.com/blogor follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.

CONTACT: Terry Moytemo@akamai.com



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