BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (March 5, 2014) – Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Prolexic Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company in Camden Partners Strategic Fund IV. Prolexic is the leading provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. On December 2, 2013, Akamai announced a definitive agreement between the parties pursuant to which Akamai would acquire all of the outstanding equity of Prolexic.
The combination of the two companies’ technologies and teams creates a portfolio of security solutions designed to protect an enterprise’s Web and IP infrastructure against application-layer, network-layer and data center attacks delivered via the Internet.
Camden Partners Managing Member Jason Tagler led Camden’s Series B investment in Prolexic in February 2012 and served on the Company’s board of directors. Scott Hammack serves as the CEO of Prolexic, and was honored as Camden Partners’ 2013 CEO of the Year.
For more information please go to Akamai’s full press release at http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press_0218.html
Prolexic is one of the largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation providers in the world. Designed to absorb large and complex attacks, Prolexic aims to restore mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Some of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming, energy and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as a leading cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Prolexic, please visit www.prolexic.com and @Prolexic on Twitter.
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
About Camden Partners
Camden Partners is a Baltimore-based private equity firm focused on seed and growth stage investments in healthcare, education, technology and business services companies. For more information, please go to: www.camdenpartners.com.