Passport to the Web
CDNetworks is fanatical about Web Performance and we combine this with our expertise of regional markets. In this blog we’ll discuss many topics including business and marketing topics like emerging market strategies (e.g. China, Russia) and deep dive into technical topics including end user experience, web acceleration best practices, and other issues seen by our customers. We hope that this blog will help us to better connect with you and you with us and that you will find our postings relevant, informative, and actionable.
Recently Google reported a critical vulnerability in the design of SSL version 3. This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be manipulated by a network attacker. SSL 3.0 is nearly 18 years old, but support for it remains widespread, particularly with old browsers. To mitigate this issue, CDNetworks has removed all CBC ciphers […]
With the holidays fast approaching, site managers are preparing for the massive waves of online shoppers. While promotional activities, updating the online catalog and creating appealing offers are all important elements of maximizing the anticipated holiday sales revenue, web performance also plays a critical role. Is your site absolutely ready to accommodate high volume traffic surges […]
Today, China has become a “must have” market for Western-based online travel sites. Western online retailers and brands have benefitted from the massive growth in China’s online consumers, and so too are the early moving travel sites tapping China’s international travelers. Three factors make the China market so attractive: explosive growth in international travel; strong […]
CDNetworks Operation & Security teams have successfully deployed the GNU bash “shellshock” security fix. As a result, the “bash” package across all our systems (customer facing and internal) have been updated to the latest security patches, including fixes for CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7179, CVE-2014-7186 and CVE-2014-7187. We will continue to monitor for new security vulnerabilities on […]
Speed is a critical element of running a successful website and should always be a priority for site managers. In addition to providing a lag-free and responsive user experience, a fast loading website also has a direct impact on the overall performance of the website. Faster loading websites benefit from better user engagement, higher conversion rates, […]
As you know the “Shellshock” bug for most GNU bash installed systems (i.e. all Linux distributions) is a very critical issue that effects a great deal of systems around the world both inside and outside of CDNetworks. Our security team is working hard to mitigate the vulnerability of all of our internal systems. We urge […]
Here are four reasons why CDNs are increasingly becoming an essential part of the web performance optimization strategy for ecommerce sites. 1. Delivering a Rich and Engaging Online Shopping Experience A more engaging and personalized online shopping experience requires ecommerce sites to be richer in content and more dynamic. Rich media such as videos and […]
Content delivery networks (CDNs) are are interconnected networks of servers strategically placed around the globe to accelerate web content delivery, reduce load times, improve online user experiences, and much more. CDNs provide web entities with an easy to deploy solution for quickly scaling and optimizing web performance anywhere in the world.
However simple it is to deploy CDN solutions, there are many frequently asked questions about engaging its services. Here are the 10 most common questions about CDN solutions…
Continuing from the previous post, this post will discuss how supporting edns-client-subnet in global load balancing changes CDN performance. I enabled edns-client-subnet support in CDNetworks’ GSLB for Cedexis domains and compared before and after results. This will give a clear view of what is changed. Note that Cedexis Radar is RUM (Real User Measurement), so the actual […]
CDNetworks has been a member of A Faster Internet and added support of edns-client-subnet extension to our platform. In this post I’ll talk about what we have seen recently as well as the actual impact of global CDN performance. This article has 2 parts: Part 1: Introduction of edns-client-subnet and worldwide distribution of Google DNS […]