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StrikeTracker® Console

The Leading Console on the Market
StrikeTracker® is the Highwinds CDN management portal. It offers a single, integrated front-end control console for managing all Highwinds CDN services. StrikeTracker has been awarded the Streaming Media Editor's Pick, won a European Readers' Choice Award for best analytics and been recognized as the leading console by Streaming Media Executive Vice President Dan Rayburn in his blog.

And now, the new StrikeTracker has once again changed the game.


True Real-Time Analytics
  • Get actionable data in less than 30 seconds, with updates every second

Instant Constant Purge/Invalidation
  • Content is removed from the CDN globally within seconds

Content Management Tools
  • Multi-protocol adaptive bitrate streaming configuration

Self-Service Account Provisioning
  • Instantly create and manage accounts - 7 levels deep

Configurable Content Protection
  • Including URL Signing/Tokenization, HTTP Authentication and HTTP Referrers

Dynamic Content Caching
  • Cache based on query string parameters

Origin Management
  • Efficient offloading of traffic from customer origin
  • Origin shielding

Geo Blocking
  • By country, state, DMAs, zip codes, etc.

Open APIs

Best Analytics Available Today

Account Overview & Advanced Analytics
Account Overview & Advanced Analytics

Manage Your Hosts
Manage Your Hosts
Apply Content Protection and Origin Pull Policies
Apply Content Protection and Origin Pull Policies
Manage Your Accounts
Manage Your Accounts

How It Works

The roots of our StrikeTracker console are deeply engrained in Highwinds' rich history with enterprise IP messaging products and services. We leveraged over a decade of experience with this technology to develop a global message bus infrastructure that allows all of our systems to work together seamlessly and provides real-time communication to all points on our CDN. It gives us unprecedented real-time command and control over our network. And in turn, we give you unprecedented real-time command and control over your content through the StrikeTracker console.

The message bus, on which StrikeTracker operates, works equally well in both directions. It is just as good at communicating data back from the edge as it is at sending command and control messages out to servers throughout the network. We have leveraged this capability to provide real‐time analytics for all solutions and platforms. Analytics can be delivered to you via the console within 15 to 30 seconds of the transfer event, with updates every second. We are confident that you'll quickly discover that this revolutionizes the way that you use your analytical data and creates new possibilities to maximize content monetization strategies.

Reporting & Analytics

One of the most revolutionary features in the StrikeTracker console is its ability to show real-time analytics about all types of content. And while some would argue that the term "real-time" has been much overused in describing technology and should be taken with a grain of salt, we're proud to put an emphasis on the "real-time" in "real-time analytics," because that's precisely what StrikeTracker delivers.

In fact, we believe that's the important part. Analytical data available in real time allows for informed decision-making and timely change management, thereby affecting customer experience and the customer's perception of your business.

StrikeTracker provides byte-accurate analytics within 15 to 30 seconds of actual content delivery, with updates every second. With other CDNs, the report generation process generally consists of collecting raw server logs at the edge and hauling them back to a central location for batch processing. Because their logging solutions are batch-based, the best case delay is 15 minutes, and large traffic spikes degrade the best case significantly. We are very skilled at building systems that maintain near-instant functionality while scaling to accommodate massive loads during peak periods.

Content Management

All files live in folders, and you can literally think of this space as a single, massive online hard drive. Plus, we've backed StrikeTracker's functionality with our sophisticated global virtual file system, proprietary file replication technology known as StrikeTracker VFS.

Within the StrikeTracker console, content is organized into two "root" folders -- "CDS" for traditional HTTP caching, and "MPS" for Multiprotocol Adaptive Bitrate HTTP streaming. All content lives in folders, and creating a folder is both easy and instantaneous. Once a new folder is created on the CDN, it is immediately ready to receive content. StrikeTracker supports standard file system behavior, including renaming, file/folder deletion and drag-and-drop operations.


If you resell the Highwinds CDN, StrikeTracker was built for you.

StrikeTracker was built to support our channel partners. You can create new customer accounts, private-label the CDN by applying your own brand, and determine pricing and billing for your customers.

From our inception, we have promoted the private branding of the StrikeTracker console and resale of our CDN solutions. And because we built StrikeTracker to fully support the branding and account management needs of our channel partners, we empower you to instantly provision accounts, set pricing, manage billing, etc. – all from StrikeTracker or through APIs. Whatever your value-add, if it makes sense to offer the complete solution, including content delivery, Highwinds is the ideal choice as your CDN partner.

Establish new accounts quickly

StrikeTracker enables you to provision a new customer account within minutes of taking the customer's order. Other CDNs can take days or weeks to establish new accounts.

Maintain control over reporting and billing

StrikeTracker puts the complete rollup of reporting and detailed content delivery and storage information at your fingertips. How you bill is completely up to you.

Set pricing and create packages

StrikeTracker gives you the ability to set service class levels, thus allowing you to define pricing structures and packages for your subaccount customers.

The Highwinds Channel Partner Program offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you succeed as a reseller.

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