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Passport to Web Performance

Passport to Web Performance

CDNetworks invites you to explore our web acceleration, global content delivery networking, and Cloud Security blog. Get insights on web application performance testing and optimization, tutorials on how CDN technology works, ecommerce in China and other emerging markets, and more. We hope our blog will help you connect with us better and provide you with postings that are relevant, informative, actionable, and tailored to your needs.

Real User Monitoring vs. Synthetic Website Monitoring
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Or, maybe both. Synthetic monitoring simulates an action or path through a website by employing user defined scripts. You choose the intervals to measure each action or path. Real User Monitoring or RUM monitors all website traffic and gathers data from every user on your website, differentiating browsers and networks. It is considered “passive,” because […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
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Is your ecommerce website ready for thousands of shoppers this holiday season?
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According to eMarketer, overall retail sales have grown less than 2% for the past two years, but ecommerce sales are growing at more than 13%. There’s no doubt your ecommerce website will be busy this holiday season. But, will those potential customers stay on your website long enough to make a purchase? The answer is […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Dynamic Web Acceleration, eCommerce, General CDN, Website Speed | Comments Closed
Extending Your Web Business Into China [Infographic]
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The enormous growth rate of China’s online population and web transactions has made it the market that cannot be ignored. Global Enterprises, ranging from luxury retailers to gaming platforms, are presented with as much revenue potential as challenges to reach online consumers in China. The Great Fire Wall, a highly sophisticated internet censoring/filtering system monitored by the Chinese government, is the single greatest barrier for serving web content into the country. The screening and filtering process drastically increases the average download time to 16 seconds for websites that are being served form outside of China. The natural solution then is to bypass the Great Fire Wall and deliver web content from within the country.

CDNetworks
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Why is PCI Certification important to retail?
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The PCI security standard dictates a set of comprehensive requirements for “enhancing payment account data security” such as credit card numbers, names, addresses, email, etc. It was developed by the founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., to help facilitate the […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: eCommerce, Security | Comments Closed
A state of play – keeping gamers online
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by Alex Nam, CDNetworks Europe Originally posted in https://www.comparethecloud.net/articles/a-state-of-play-keeping-gamers-online/ The rise of DDoS attacks in online gaming From World of Warcraft to DOTA 2, online gaming has well and truly exploded thanks to games consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Connected devices have also played a significant role in fuelling this trend and widening the demographic, […]

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CDNetworks
Posted in: Gaming, Security | Comments Closed
How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Site for User Experience & Speed
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If you want to have your ecommerce shoppers and convert them too, then your ecommerce website should be designed and optimized with a dual focus on user experience and website speed. Download the Whitepaper, The Content Provider Imperative: Optimizing the End-User Experience Across the Globe The following factors will vary by company but are important […]

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Can a CDN accelerate dynamic content and web applications in China?
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It’s possible, but not all CDNs have the capability. Dynamic content (i.e. games, applications, payment transactions or any sort of interactive software) cannot be cached and must be delivered directly from the origin server. Dynamic acceleration enables data from the origin server to bypass standard internet nodes and be delivered through a more direct and […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: Application Performance, China, Dynamic Acceleration, Dynamic Web Acceleration, General CDN, Web Performance, Website Speed | Comments Closed
Understanding the XOR.DDoS attack
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In September 2015, a mass-scale XOR.DDoS attack over 150 Gbps occurred utilizing Linux Malware. XOR.DDoS is the name of the malware, not the attack name, used to affect the Linux system. It was detected in September 2014 and the analysis of the malware was published by various security service companies and blogs. This blog and attached […]

John McIlwain
John McIlwain
Director, Product Management
Posted in: General CDN, Security | Comments Closed
A stable CDN vendor provides a stable customer experience
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Stability may not be the sexiest term in the world, but sometimes it’s exactly what you need to ensure that your content is available and quickly delivered. When your CDN vendor is spending cycles on activities that don’t contribute to the customer experience, often the customer experience suffers, both yours and your end-users’. All organizations […]

Sharon Bell
Sharon Bell
CDNetworks, Director of Marketing, Americas & EMEA
Posted in: General CDN | Comments Closed
Putting Together ALL the Puzzle Pieces for Forex Trading in Asia Pacific

Guest Blogger: John Tenore, Principal at Perceptive Communications. Leaders of forex trading platforms have recognized for quite a while that their future growth strategies must involve penetrating the markets in Asia Pacific. But, cost effectively preparing infrastructure for electronic trading across Asia Pacific requires platform owners to make no planning assumptions before digging into the “on-the-ground […]

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