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Akamai teams up with Plume for smart home services

CDN specialist Akamai has struck a partnership with smart home services and WiFi  technology provider Plume to give Akamai’s global customer network, sales and marketing teams immediate access to Plume’s services platform to accelerate the deployment of smart home services for broadband subscribers.

The partnership will see the pair combine Akamai’s Security and Personalisation Services (SPS) mobile security products and real time threat intelligence with Plume’s Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform, which comprises services and apps for residential internet control and security.

Akamai SPS is aimed at communication services providers and mobile network operators to service their customers in the residential and small- and mid-sized business markets.

Plume’s CEM Platform and bundle of services are designed to equip service providers to deliver subscriber personalization and security, with optimised Wi-Fi performance and control over their internet services and applications, according to Plume.

The CEM platform includes a back-end support and operations analytics and insights suite, Haystack, and a front-end services suite, HomePass.

“Adding Akamai’s global strength to our sales efforts is a significant step in our growth. Equally, the combination of Akamai’s threat intelligence and scale derived from trillions of daily internet interactions and Plume’s CEM Platform means we’re delivering advanced, real-time security along with seamless policy control and enforcement for all devices across fixed and mobile networks for families and workers,” said Tyson Marian, chief commercial officer, Plume.

“Plume’s industry-leading technology has been shown to cut service delivery intervals and operational costs, powering CSP digital service offerings that reduce churn. We’re coupling Akamai’s threat intelligence, which is powered by the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, mobile expertise and scale with Plume’s technology that is already deployed by more than 150 ISPs in over 21 million homes and businesses to help fuel even greater adoption,” said Dane Walther, SVP and general manager, media and carrier business units, Akamai Technologies. “