Akamai Introduces Communications Protocol

Dec 11, 2007


Akamai Technologies, Inc., a global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, announced the introduction of the Akamai Protocol. As a core component of Akamai's distributed computing platform, the Akamai Protocol combines the high-performance application acceleration technology developed from the company's March 2007 acquisition of Netli, Inc. with Akamai's network of servers and SureRoute technology. Akamai Protocol comprises both transport-layer optimizations that address challenges such as packet loss and congestion, as well as application-layer optimizations that facilitate caching, intelligent prefetching, and compression. The Akamai Protocol is a transparent technology component of Akamai services that support dynamic application acceleration, such as Dynamic Site Accelerator and Web Application Accelerator.