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What’s Lurking in Your CDN?

October 30, 2015 — by Patrick McNeil1

I was able to get to DerbyCon V this year for the first time – an annual conference founded by David Kennedy that is held at the end of September in Louisville, KY.  One of the talks that I attended was also given at Blackhat 2015, “Bypass Surgery – Abusing Content Delivery Networks with Server Side Request Forgery, Flash, and DNS” by Mike Brooks from Bishop Fox and Matthew Bryant from Uber.

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The Internet has Upgraded to HTTP/2, but One Key Feature will Slow You Down

August 26, 2015 — by Frank Yue0

Imagine a world where smartphones were only upgraded every 15 years.  It is hard to imagine waiting that long for new hardware and new functionality to meet consumer expectations and demands.  It is even harder to imagine how the update will integrate all the changes in the way people utilize their smartphones.

Attack Types & VectorsSecurity

Can a CDN Stop Cyber-Attacks?

February 26, 2015 — by David Hobbs5

In previous articles, we’ve reviewed content delivery networks (CDNs) from a variety of security perspectives – from how hackers have used them as weapons of DDoS to how bad actors can use free services to create astronomical billing issues.  CDNs are often used as a mask, to levy API abuse and web reflector attacks that plague the Internet via bots and scrapers.  Today, it is estimated that 65% of the traffic on the Internet is from such abuse.  If you were to reflect on that idea, would you think that a CDN can protect you?  That is the falsehood that is often believed.

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Your Six Favorite Posts of 2014

December 23, 2014 — by Radware0

During the past 12 months, we’ve worked to provide more than application delivery and security solutions.  Our goal was (and is) to share knowledge with the IT community so you can assess upcoming trends, implement best practices, and gain insights through our research. Thanks to our readers, partners, customers, and team members for another great year of sharing our thought leadership. 

Here’s a look at what resonated the most with our readers this past year.  Happy Holidays and we wish you a smart, successful, and secure 2015.  Cheers!

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Why Ecommerce Sites That Use a CDN Take Longer to Become Interactive (and Why You Still Need a CDN)

May 12, 2014 — by Tammy Everts5

One of the most provocative findings in our latest State of the Union for Ecommerce Web Performance was the fact that using a content delivery network correlated to slower performance for retail sites. In today's post, we'll explore what this finding means (hint: correlation doesn't mean causation) and why you still need a CDN in your performance toolkit.

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Why Cyber Attackers are Still Defeating Your Network Security

May 7, 2014 — by Ron Meyran3

Nearly, two years ago I questioned the myth: does size really matter? and now it’s time to revisit the issue and also look at some of the changes occurring in the cybercrime scene.

The big myth of 2012 was that organizations need to prepare for enormous attacks. The attack on Spamhaus in 2013 supported this claim.

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I Already Use a CDN. Why Do I Need Front-End Performance Optimization?

August 6, 2013 — by Tammy Everts3

This is one of the most frequently asked questions I encounter. To understand how a front-end web performance optimization (WPO) solution complements a CDN — and ultimately delivers dramatic acceleration gains for your web pages or enterprise applications — you need to understand which pain points each solution addresses.

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Latency: 4 Ways You Can Fight Back and Accelerate Your Applications

April 17, 2013 — by Joshua Bixby6

Most people have a rough idea that latency has something to do with the delay in moving content from the host server to the user, but when pressed, they struggle with explaining the real-world implications of latency on application performance. In this post, I'm going to explain what latency is, its impact on page load, and how we can fight back.

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SDN Focus Shifts to Network Services

March 4, 2013 — by Brad Casemore0

Brad Casemore is Research Director for IDC’s Datacenter Networks practice and is a featured guest blogger.

Cloud computing requires a datacenter network and corresponding network services that are more flexible and responsive than traditional datacenter network architectures. Responding to that need, software-defined networking (SDN) has emerged as a means of realizing network virtualization and network programmability, while also ensuring that the network can deliver the virtualized network and security services that are essential to the provision of scalable multi-tenant services.