AKAMAI web application

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last few months we have huge trafic tagged by the application AKAMAI. I did try to google it, and found out that it is some file tranfer/download manager type of application. 

But that has not been detected before, it came with one of recent updates.

What kind of trafic gets tagged as AKAMAI in Aerohive?

HiveOS 6.2r1a
AP330 HiveOS 6.2r1a 1924
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Volkan Bagci

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Posted 3 years ago

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Gary Smith, Official Rep

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Hi Volkan,

6.2r1a HiveManager has increased the number of Application services that can be detected.

"In 6.2r1, support for a the DPI Engine NAVL 4.x was added. This DPI Engine supports up to 1200 applications including the Google Hangouts, Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, and WeChat traffic applications. In addition, the Freegate, JonDo, and Ultrasurf Internet proxy services are now supported."


The reason that you are seeing this as a detected application is most likely due to the updated DPI engine.

The Application is found on an AP CLI for example;

"show application reporting applications | include akamai
751    Akamai    Web Services    akamai
752    Akamai NetSession    File Transfer    akamai"

I hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Gary Smith
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Volkan Bagci

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Thank you Gary, but AKAMAI doesnt look like a spesific application, rather a base app for several other applications.... 

But thank you for a detailed answer... 
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Travis Kaufman, Champ

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It's merely content delivery - Akami is the largest in the world. At least 80% of web applications or websites use its services