Component No. 4: Origin Protection

By David Drai  |  Posted 2010-07-23 Print this article Print

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.

David Drai is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cotendo. David plays a key role in the creation and development of core technologies at Cotendo. He brings deep expertise to this position, as he is the holder of multiple patents in the areas of content management and network technologies development. David also has experience as the lead technologist for the integration and deployment of new technologies in business-critical customer environments. Prior to co-founding Cotendo, David spent over a decade at Commtouch Software as research and development director in networking programming. At Commtouch, David's achievements included the design and development of the Commtouch Antispam Infrastructure as well as other real-time, software-based services. Other initiatives at Commtouch led by David included user interface development and integration support for large service providers and top customers. David earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He can be reached at

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