(Reuters) - Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM.O), whose main business helps speed up content delivery over the internet, reported a near 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its cloud security products.

The company's net income fell to $76.00 million, or 43 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $88.04 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier.

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Revenue rose to $584 million from $551 million.

The company's shares rose 6.3 percent in extended trading.

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee and Laharee Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)