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Security has steadily made up a larger share of revenues at Akamai Technologies as businesses look to protect their online networks, CEO Tom Leighton said on CNBC Tuesday.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content publishing platform, which also offers cloud security services to businesses, reported that its security division accounted for 37% of total revenues in the first quarter, up from a share of 31% a year prior.

"You've got to adopt a model of zero trust of security," Leighton told Jim Cramer in a "Mad Money." "You can't just allow unfettered access once you're past the firewall."

Akamai reported bringing in $843 million in revenue in the three-month period ended March 31. About $310 million of that was delivered through the security arm, up 29% from $240 million in the year-ago quarter.

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