September 22, 2023

Akamai announced a significant evolution of its DDoS protection platform (Prolexic) with a global rollout of new, fully software-defined scrubbing centers, which will extend its dedicated defense capacity to 20 Tbps and accelerate future product innovations.

Akamai Prolexic will defend customers from the largest, multi-terabit attacks and provide better performance and reliability for online businesses of any size, any location.

These scrubbing centers analyze incoming traffic, identify threats and remove malicious activities to prevent downtime for end users or networks. The centers are fully software-defined and facilitate rapid deployments for capacity extension, better regional coverage and improved redundancy.


The initial rollout commences in Q3 2022 and continues in 2023 with additional centers being deployed in all major regions, including North America (US-East/West, Canada), Europe (Italy, Spain, Switzerland), Asia (India, Japan, Hong Kong), and the Middle East.

Akamai Prolexic stops attacks with a cloud-based DDoS scrubbing platform to protect applications wherever they are deployed. It provides complete protection against the broadest range of DDoS attack types and defends against high-bandwidth sustained attacks.

Prolexic includes proactive mitigation controls tailored to network traffic to stop attacks instantly, backed by active mitigation performed by Akamai’s 24/7 global SOCC, and provides customers a unique 100% uptime SLA.

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