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Akamai Intros Protocol

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, today 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 worldwide network of servers and SureRouteSM technology.

The highly differentiated Akamai Protocol comprises both transport-layer optimizations that address challenges such as packet loss and congestion, as well asapplication-layer optimizations that facilitate caching, intelligent prefetching, and compression. As the leading managed services provider to accelerate dynamic applications across the Internet, Akamai enables its enterprise customers to increase user adoption of applications for increased productivity and revenue and improve the conversion rates for rich, dynamic retail environments.

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.

"Our strategy from day one of the Netli acquisition was to bring the best technologies from both companies together," said Chris Schoettle, executive vice president of Technology and Networks, Akamai. "The Akamai Protocol is embedded in the fabric of our EdgePlatformSM Internet overlay infrastructure, creating a one-of-a-kind application delivery network for the optimized acceleration and availability of dynamic business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) applications."

Akamai Technologies Inc.