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Big news, CenturyLink has acquired Level 3. The move caught many off guard, and overall, it’s a good one. Now that Jeff Storey is out of the picture, Glen Post should siphon off Level’s 3 CDN business and merge it with Limelight Networks. There is zero upside potential for the Level 3 CDN business unit in the future, post acquisition. [Read more…]
Most companies and consumers are unaware of client-side malware attacks–but they should be. This rapidly growing threat bypasses traditional security solutions and infrastructures and can cause significant damage to website, damaging company’s business, loyalty and trust and manipulating user experiences while remaining largely undetected. Namogoo is a security startup that is certain to disrupt the industry by using Machine Learning to detect and resolve client-side threats. Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Chemi Katz and Ohad Greenshpan, the CEO and COO and co-founders of Namogoo about this revolutionary approach to security, and their mission to partner with CDNs.
The free video-hosting platform Vimeo, has adopted Multi-Regional Google Cloud Storage, one of the new storage classes that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) recently unveiled during its major refresh of Google Cloud Storage platform. Crucially, GCP has been integrated with Fastly’s CDN, allowing Vimeo to achieve sub-150 millisecond response times. [Read more…]
CacheFly launched in 2005 as a throughput-dedicated network built on a mix of proprietary and open source solutions. It can handle large, 100 TB+ caches, operates in over 80 countries, and is currently the highest throughput CDN in the world. While it used Nginx and Squid at its inception, CacheFly moved to Varnish Software last year. [Read more…]
Tel-Aviv based startup Namogoo is a cybersecurity company that protects against client-side attacks, a growing but under-the-radar threat that compromise a user’s privacy and affects their experience of a website. Namogoo is the first company to not only guard against this problem, but educate the public that the problem exists. They are using a B2B model and their technology is currently deployed by a number of Fortune 50 to Fortune 500 companies. [Read more…]
Fastly has unveiled its Managed CDN, which can be deployed on top of customers’ existing private networks, is dedicated solely for their use, and delivered as a fully managed service. Its CDN technology comes with Dynamic Site Acceleration, request collapsing, instant invalidation, real-time service provisioning, live-stream and on-demand video, image manipulation, real-time visibility, and security. [Read more…]
Akamai’s reported Q3 earnings and “Media Delivery Solutions” revenue is down 14%, coming in at $188M. “Cloud Security Solutions” revenue is up 46% coming it at $95M. First Takeaway: today the video streaming/media delivery business is a mere afterthought in the grand scheme of things. It’s no secret that video streaming is a commodity low-margin business that requires heavy investment in infrastructure. Fortunately for Akamai, video streaming and DDoS Mitigation have one thing in common – both require Tbps of transit and tens of thousands of servers.
And let’s be honest here – the biggest winner of the recent DDoS attacks is Akamai. Since they’re the largest DDoS Mitigation company around, they are also the biggest winner by default. The biggest losers are the content companies such as Netflix, Spotify, Twitter, and so on. It will be interesting to see if Netflix and Apple are brave enough to try DIY DDoS Mitigation. [Read more…]
Varnish Software has rolled out Varnish Extend, a private do-it-yourself CDN, in collaboration with Cedexis, which monitors and optimizes web performance across data centers, CDNs, and clouds. It is a pre-packaged product that comes bundled with Varnish Plus, Varnish Software caching, Cedexis’ traffic management service, blueprint, and support, and uses a subscription-based pricing model, allowing customers to control costs. [Read more…]
The latest DDoS attacks against Dyn and Brian Krebs are a defining moment for the CDN industry. Up until last year, large-scale DDoS attacks weren’t much of a concern to content delivery companies. Fast forward to today, and in the span of 4 weeks, the Edge Security business model has been turned upside down. The truth of the matter is that Akamai is the only DDoS Mitigation provider in the world that can handle a 1Tbps+ DDoS attack and not sweat too much. [Read more…]
WebRTC is a free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications (e.g. Chrome, Opera, and Firefox) with real-time communication capabilities over peer-to-peer networks, using simple APIs and without plugins or apps. Here, we detail two innovative integrations and use cases of WebRTC to enable low-latency streams. [Read more…]
It’s bad, really really bad. A hacker launched a major DDOS attack on Dyn and knocked them offline for hours. Dyn is one of the largest, if not the largest pure-play DNS provider in the world. And if Dyn goes down, lots of big companies like Amazon, Twitter and Spotify go down. [Read more…]
A recent Mozilla telemetry graph measure that approximately half of all traffic in transit is now encrypted, a more than 10% jump from last December. And on October 14, Josh Aas, director of Internet Security Research Group and formerly Mozilla, confirmed on Twitter that the initiative had generated more than one million new active certificates over the past week, which now totals up to over 7.5 million. This drastic increase in SSL is similar to the appearance of free SSL certificate authorities, as Let’s Encrypt or services offered by Cloudflare, Amazon or WordPress.
Level 3 Communications has reported that since the release of the Mirai source code, the total number of IoT devices infected with the Mirai malware has reached 493,000, over double from 213,000 bots. Since the source code for Mirai was released to the public on Oct. 1, adversaries have been developing new variants of the malware. Over the three-week period, the total number of Mirai bots has spiked and infecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions with Viptela
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched Virtual Network Services, a new SDN and NFV service for enterprise clients, in collaboration with Viptela, which provides control cloud network components such as SDN-WAN controllers. The new network-as-a-service is meant to help businesses migrate to virtual infrastructure models for increased agility and on-demand resources. [Read more…]
Financial institutions everywhere are ramping up cybersecurity efforts against the ongoing issue of bank fraud. This is especially the case with PayPal, as their efforts towards utilizing deep learning against fraud, and the company is using homegrown artificial intelligence engine built with open-source tools. PayPal Deep Learning Methods Against Fraud
Cloud-based private networks provider Aryaka Networks has announced its intentions to IPO in 2018, aiming for a $1 billion valuation. Aryaka currently builds private cloud networks for more than 500 enterprises, enabling them to link branch offices globally. Notable customers include Gucci, Air China Ltd, and Skullcandy. CEO Shawn Farshchi stated that the company would be prepared to go public in 18 months, after which it would monitor market conditions for the optimal time. [Read more…]