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President Bush Appoints Akamai Chairman and CEO to National Infrastructure Advisory Committee.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 26, 2002

Mr. Conrades Brings the NIAC Relevant Expertise in the Security

and Availability of the Internet and Information Systems

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of edge computing solutions, delivering secure content and distributed applications across the Internet, intranets, and extranets, announced today that its chairman and chief executive officer, George Conrades, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee (NIAC). The NIAC provides the President advice on the security of information systems for critical infrastructure that supports a variety of sectors of the economy, including banking and finance, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and emergency government services.

As a member of the NIAC, Mr. Conrades joins 23 other individuals from private sector, academia, and state and local government organizations, including the City of New York, DuPont Company, Intel Corporation, James Madison University, Pfizer Inc., Union Pacific Corporation, and Wells Fargo, who have responsibility for making recommendations regarding the security of the cyber and information systems of the United States' national security and critical infrastructures. The NIAC, which shall be composed of not more than 30 members appointed by the President, will also examine ways that partnerships between the public and private sectors can be enhanced to improve cyber security.

"It is both a privilege and an honor to have been selected to serve on the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Committee," said Mr. Conrades. "Ensuring the security of our country's information systems is vital to reducing vulnerabilities and increasing our capabilities to respond to new threats. As a NIAC member, I look forward to working with fellow committee members to strengthen the protection of our nation's critical infrastructures."

Akamai's services for secure and reliable content and applications delivery are used by Fortune 2000 enterprises from around the globe. In addition, Akamai's services are included among the range of information technology offerings provided by the U.S. General Services Administration for strengthened information assurance of e-government programs. Government agencies that currently rely on Akamai include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Government Printing Office, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, and the Voice of America, among others.

About Akamai

Akamai is the leading provider of edge computing solutions, delivering secure content and distributed applications across the Internet, intranets, and extranets. These solutions enable customers to achieve optimal results from their e-business initiatives, thereby reducing the cost of ownership, improving ROI, and creating new revenue streams. Akamai's globally distributed edge computing platform comprises more than 12,900 servers in more than 1,000 networks in 66 countries, ensuring the highest levels of availability, reliability, and performance. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai provides services and world-class customer care to hundreds of successful enterprises, government entities, and leading e-businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.akamai.com.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the dependence on Akamai's Internet content delivery service and technology products, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, failure of our telecommunications suppliers to provide sufficient transmission capacity, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
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