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Akamai to Acquire Prolexic for Some $370 Million in Move to Bolster its DDoS Protection

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASAQ: AKAM) today announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Prolexic Technologies, Inc. for approximately $370 million, in a deal expected to close during the first half of 2014. Akamai said the deal would extend its web optimization and security offerings by adding cloud-based security solutions for protecting data…