Component No. 4: Origin Protection
Component No. 4: Origin protection
Whole-site acceleration provides shielding to the origin servers. Content providers can decide to not publish the IPs of the origins and configure them to accept only connections from the CDN. Thus, all traffic is directed to the CDN servers, not exposing the origin directly to the users. This increases the security of the origin servers and the application-and it provides better protection against cybercrime such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Component No. 5: Integrated central management platform
Integrated whole-site acceleration enables content delivery to be managed from one location (and not from the origin, or deploying on multiple origins). Online businesses can access a unified management platform to determine what should be cached and the duration of the cache. Cache behavior, content TTL and browser headers can be variably controlled based on object type, directory or domain. An integrated platform also enables content providers to establish routing policies such as load balancing between servers to optimize capacity and adjust for geographic activity variances.
Component No. 6: Fast deployment
Getting deployment-ready within hours or even minutes has become even more critical for today's content providers. Whole-site acceleration enables fast integration and implementation with no modification to existing architecture or system outputs.