The Akamai Intelligent Platform™ on which the IPA service runs meets stringent physical, network, software, and procedural security requirements. However, it should be noted that IP Application Accelerator (IPA) transports packets, it doesn't authenticate or authorize them, so you should also ensure that appropriate security measures are in place.
Akamai Fast-IP Blocking (FIPB) allows you to selectively allow or disallow individual or blocks of IP Addresses. Entire countries can be disallowed. These rules are pushed to the Akamai edge. Internet traffic from those sources is blocked at the edge, meaning they are never forwarded on to your application origin infrastructure. This filtering capability translates to resource and bandwidth savings and improved security. For more information, see Create a security policy
Communications with users of your IP-based applications can be protected with SSL. IPA will not terminate SSL encryption to accelerate traffic.
Updated 11 months ago