Accelerate and secure games to deliver a fast, engaging, and safe online gaming experience
Today’s online gaming companies have the unique challenge of keeping global gamers engaged by delivering a consistently exceptional user experience. Anything less will frustrate gamers and drive them to more compelling sites. Poor network connections, lag times, jitter, and downtime can sour even the most avid gamers—especially when they are winning. As online games get faster, richer, and more interactive, high utilization of server resources, high IT costs, and safeguarding against cyber security threats place a heavy strain on gaming providers. These factors make it increasingly difficult for online gaming companies to acquire and retain customers, offer new products and features that customers will pay for, and sustain revenue growth.
Gaming is among the most demanding applications due to its sheer volume of data, transactions, and number of simultaneous users. For these reasons, gaming companies are turning to solutions that offer the highest availability, reliability, fault tolerance, and scalability. CDNetworks’ online gaming solution provides a low total cost of ownership (TCO) along with security, low latency, high availability, and scalability. Best of all, our comprehensive solution is available without requiring costly investments and amortizations in unmanaged hardware and software. This approach empowers gaming companies to reduce capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operating expenses (OPEX), while enjoying speed at scale to deliver the lowest latency, safest, and most secure gaming experience available today.
Optimizing Downloads and Applications
Online gaming is one of the most data-intensive activities performed on the Internet. Modern-day games consist of bulky high-resolution graphics and sound files that require significant amounts of network bandwidth to deliver content to users. CDNetworks Dynamic Web Acceleration optimizes large downloads to ensure that games are delivered rapidly and that dynamic data is accelerated with the most up-to-date content available. With CDNetworks’ content delivery service, high-performance, availability, and efficiency never need to be compromised—even during peak gaming times.
Gaming DDoS Protection to Maintain Online Continuity
eSports and the online gaming industry are becoming popular targets of DDoS attacks. Every new game release generates a huge number of downloads and attracts malicious attacks. Annoying as it is for gamers, regular interruptions and downtime can result in lost revenue and players for online gaming companies. CDNetworks Flood Shield protects your online gaming server from DDoS attacks while providing on-demand scalability to increase your resource pool when it’s needed the most in order to keep your gaming platform available, preserve optimized gaming experiences, and maintain customer loyalty.
Cloud-based Protection for Application Components
Web application and credential-stuffing attacks have become more virulent and sophisticated during the COVID-19 pandemic, as threat actors exploit the pandemic to execute large and small-sized attacks against gamers and online gaming companies. Securing the web application components of your game, such as landing pages and game account information, is critical when it comes to protecting your infrastructure from attack. Using hundreds of web application firewall (WAF) signatures and policies, CDNetworks Application Shield provides an excellent line of defense by examining HTTP requests and thwarting OWASP Top 10 threats, such as SQL injection, XSS, and information leaks.
Running Gaming Applications Seamlessly at the Edge
The biggest problem with cloud gaming is latency. If it isn’t low enough, even the best games can be rendered unplayable. To deliver a truly enjoyable gaming experience, online gaming applications that require real-time responses or move large data payloads need to be at the edge. CDNetworks Edge Computing Platform is built from the ground up with performance in mind. It delivers on the promise of delivering a superior gaming experience because data need only travel the minimum necessary distance, lowering latency, reducing lag time and promoting more interactive and immersive in-game experiences.
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