Akamai Prediction Come True in 3 Days; Akamai Acquires Cyberfend

On Friday, we predicted that Akamai would acquire a bot mitigation company within 3 months. Three days later, Akamai acquires Cyberfend, a bot mitigation company. This is a record for us. Some of our predictions have come true and others haven’t, but this prediction was expected. For the last year, the Akamai’s Bot Manager was a basic service. The next logical step for Akamai was to acquire a bot mitigation startup that has developed advanced machine learning technology to detect sophisticated threats. In 2017, the Akamai Bot Manager is going to be a $100M per year business. Next up – Akamai will acquire a client-side malware startup that has developed strong behavior biometrics engine.

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