akamai.net  Traffic

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Hi Experts,

I have been noticing some my endpoint computers going to this site akamai.net.  I am not sure why or what application/s are generating this traffic.

Have you seen this in your environments and should I blocked this site ?
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akamai.net is a content delivery provider that is used by major web sites including Microsoft.  Microsoft also stores various software repositories on akamai servers.  It is therefore not practical to block akamai on a network that has Windows systems and web browsers on those systems, though in some cases it would be nice to do so.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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That is a content provider. A number of sites use them so nothing to worry about

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Thank you both  for responding to my question, I appreciate.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You are very welcome and Happy New Year to you.

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