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What is a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and How does a CDN Work?

In this video, we explain what a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is and how it works to improve your website’s performance. If you've ever experienced a slow website, you know how frustrating it can be for both you and your visitors. A slow website can lead to losing customers and lower rankings on search result pages. That's where a CDN comes in. A CDN improves your website's loading times by serving content from the server closest to your visitors. By caching content at various data centers, a CDN reduces the distance data must travel, leading to faster load times and lower bandwidth costs.

Introducing Snyk's partnership with Gemini Code Assist

Developer teams worldwide are increasingly leveraging AI to accelerate the speed of software development. However, AI-generated code can bypass protocols from the security team, so developers may not be evaluating the code as often as they should. Snyk works alongside today’s modern development teams with the goal of harnessing the many benefits of AI-assisted coding, while also providing full trust that the code is secure.

Cloud Threats deploying Crypto CDN

The Sysdig Threat Research Team (TRT) discovered a malicious campaign using the blockchain-based Meson service to reap rewards ahead of the crypto token unlock happening around March 15th. Within minutes, the attacker attempted to create 6,000 Meson Network nodes using a compromised cloud account. The Meson Network is a decentralized content delivery network (CDN) that operates in Web3 by establishing a streamlined bandwidth marketplace through a blockchain protocol.

Tech Support Scam Pivots from DigitalOcean to StackPath CDN

Attackers who were previously abusing DigitalOcean to host a tech support scam have expanded the operation, now abusing StackPath CDN to distribute the scam, and are likely to start abusing additional cloud services to deliver the scam in the near future. From February 1 to March 16, Netskope Threat Labs has seen a 10x increase of traffic to tech support scam pages delivered by StackPath CDN.

How to Choose the Best CDN Service for Your Startup?

47% of customers prefer web pages that load within 2 seconds. Not only do they expect, but 40% of visitors will also leave your site if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. This makes using the right Content Delivery Network more critical for your startup. It helps to achieve quick and secure content delivery. In the market for a CDN Service? Check out these factors before choosing your CDN service provider.

CDN Security - How Does It Help with Website Security?

Cyberattacks have become more sophisticated, and they have the potential to cause severe disruption to service availability and financial loss to businesses. According to Gartner, IT downtime costs businesses $5,600 p/minute on average. For every business with an online presence, being able to serve user requests and deliver content in a secure, reliable, and speedy manner is critical. This is where content delivery networks (CDNs) come in.

CDN Logs and Why You Need Them

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a distributed set of servers that are designed to get your web-based content into the hands of your users as fast as possible. CDNs produce CDN logs that can be analyzed, and this information is invaluable. Why? CDNs host servers all over the world and are designed to help you scale your traffic without maxing out your load balancers. A CDN also gives you added protection against many of the most common cyber attacks. This activity needs to be closely monitored.