Akamai Assists Bangkok Bank in Strengthening Global Reach
Enhanced overall user experience across all geographies by accelerating page load time by 50 percent
SINGAPORE – January 13, 2015 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, announced that Bangkok Bank is using Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions to deliver high quality user experiences for its growing customer base across all geographies.
Bangkok Bank is the largest commercial bank in Thailand, and one of the largest regional banks in Southeast Asia, with a network of 27 overseas branches in 13 countries. With plans to further expand its regional presence and international services to support its customers, Bangkok Bank requires a platform that can manage the delivery of content to its growing customer base, both locally and globally, while ensuring a quality user experience.
Ian Guy Gillard, Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, said, “Akamai’s ability to provide a fast, secure and quality web experience has directly supported our plans to expand our business internationally, ensuring we provide all our customers with seamless and secure access to our banking services wherever they are.”
On top of providing high-quality user experiences online, Bangkok Bank realizes the need to provide its customers with the security necessary to ensure safe and speedy transactions. Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions were able to provide security layered above quality performance, enabling the bank to identify excessive traffic demands on its origin server and ensure that its website was handling only legitimate requests from customers.
Gillard said, “As a financial institution that stores and processes a client’s private information, it is paramount that we are able to protect the information that our clients have entrusted to us. In this day and age when cybersecurity is a real concern for every individual, our worries were put at ease with Akamai’s capabilities in store, blocking out any unwanted traffic and lowering the risk of a cyber attack.”
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About Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited
Established in 1944, Bangkok Bank is the largest commercial bank in Thailand and one of the largest regional banks in Southeast Asia, with total assets of approximately US$80 billion. Bangkok Bank is Thailand’s market leader in corporate and SME banking and has the country’s largest retail customer base, as well as an extensive international network of 27 branches and one representative office spanning 13 economies. The bank’s thriving self-service network, including ATMs and cash deposit machines, phone banking, and a convenient easy-to-use bilingual internet banking service, enables customers to do fast, round-the-clock banking.
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.