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IBM and Akamai partner to take DDoS into the cloud

IBM and Akamai say the services developed through the partnership will help businesses monitor their networks for DDoS attacks

IBM and Akamai, a company specialising in wrapping security provisions around content delivery networks outlined plans Tuesday to partner on the development of a cloud service that helps businesses identify network anomalies and stop distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in their tracks.

HyTrust raises 18.5m to secure virtual data centres

HyTrust raised $18.5m in new financing from Intel Capital, Fortinet, Cisco, VMware, Granite Ventures, Trident Capital and Epic Ventures

Cloud security automation specialist HyTrust has been gaining traction as of late, and earlier this week the company announced that it has secured $18.5 million in series C financing in order to help scale up its security-as-a-service outfit.