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Content delivery network (CDN) specialist Akamai Technologies is acquiring Prolexic in a bid to extend its web optimization and security offerings. Prolexic is a natural extension for Akamai, as the hybrid CDN/security model has been on the rise. Akamai will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Prolexic in exchange for a net cash payment of approximately $370 million, after expected purchase price adjustments, plus the assumption of outstanding unvested options to purchase Prolexic stock. Prolexic gives Akamai (AKAM) further cloud-based security for protecting data centers and enterprise I