Bell and Akamai to offer suite of web security and performance solutions for Canadian businesses

Via BCE News Releases

Oct 18, 2017

Canada's largest communications company partners with the global leader in content delivery and cloud security services

MONTRÉAL and CAMBRIDGE, MA , Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/: Bell, Canada's largest communications company, and Akamai Technologies, Inc., the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, today announced a strategic partnership that expands Bell's broad portfolio of web security solutions for Canadian businesses with the addition of Akamai's leading web performance and cloud security products.

"Bell delivers the integrated solutions Canadian businesses need to increase productivity, maximize service differentiation and minimize risk in today's challenging operating environment," said Giovanni Sansalone , Vice President of Product Management for Bell Business Markets. "Adding the services of an industry leader like Akamai to the Bell portfolio enables customers to optimize their web presence on Bell's secure and reliable networks."

By joining forces, Bell and Akamai are positioned to identify security threats, proactively prevent attacks, and optimize the performance and availability of network and web services for businesses through the following solutions:

  • Cloud Security Solutions : Offering enhanced security for websites and data centers to reduce the risk of downtime and data theft.

  • Web Performance : Accelerating websites to more efficiently deliver content and applications and conduct business globally across multiple device platforms.

  • Media & Delivery Solutions : Simplifying workflow and delivering high-quality online video and other media at scale.

"Aligning Akamai's services with the reach and depth of Bell's broadband networks creates a powerful relationship to help Canadian businesses secure, optimize and scale their online strategy," said John Watson , Vice President of Business Development for Akamai's Global Carrier Division. "We believe this strategic partnership will provide unparalleled cloud security, web performance and media delivery for Bell customers."

Akamai's suite of web security and performance solutions is available to Bell Business Markets customers across Canada. To learn more, please visit

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