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Akamai Technologies Acquires Nominum for Undisclosed Sum

Akamai Technologies Acquires Nominum for Undisclosed Sum
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Akamai Technologies, an American content delivery network and cloud services provider, today announced that it has acquired Nominum, a leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers. According to an official statement, the acquisition is intended to add complementary capabilities to Akamai’s portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai’s distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers. The all-cash transaction of undisclosed amount is expected to close later this quarter.

Nominum, founded in 1999, provides an integrated suite of carrier-grade DNS-based solutions that enables fixed and mobile operators to protect and enhance their networks, strengthen security for business and residential subscribers and offer value-added services that can be monetized. Nominum’s 130 service providers in more than 40 countries use it to deliver a safe, customizable Internet and promote greater value to over half a billion users.

The company has previously raised $41 million from investors including Advanced Technology Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners.