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Two-factor authentication and IP whitelist are two extra layers of security that can help you easily secure your online accounts, and they’re now available for Highwinds StrikeTracker. The story is simple: you use passwords to access all kinds of sensitive information every day. Using a password alone isn’t enough to secure your data anymore. Passwords are increasingly difficult to […]

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Segmented download is the key to battling the burden of long tail content in your content delivery strategy. As we know, online content has a famously long tail. Even with more than 3.5 billion internet users, there is a massive amount of content online that is rarely seen or has never been seen at all. Long […]

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Since the Highwinds and StackPath merger in February, we’ve had the opportunity to present the combined company at two industry events. The first was at RSA Conference in San Francisco on February 13-17 where we met many security-focused developers interested in our secure web services platform. In the first week of March, we exhibited at […]

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The internet continues to present a host of not only great opportunities for game development and efficiencies but also technical obstacles in online game revenue. Yet, without the right content delivery strategy, these advancements come with technical challenges that can create a massive drain on productivity, revenue, and profits. At the start of 2017, the […]

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Managing your Highwinds CDN account is better than before with the recent improvements we made to the overall aesthetic and functionality of the StrikeTracker console. Once you log into StrikeTracker, you’ll notice a new header, a restructured navigation panel, and a simplified overview page to make managing your account and reviewing your CDN performance easier.  […]

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  Every day Highwinds delivers content and rich media over our high-performance content delivery network to millions of users across the globe, but December is always a month of new records with unprecedented network traffic increases across five continents. It’s hardly a surprise that connected devices have again dominated the holiday shopping season. Many of […]

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During the first ten days of November our team members will be traveling the world to meet face-to-face with our customers and partners.  If you’d like to learn about our company, meet our people in person, and find out how our CDN can help you, choose an event and your preferred time here. EVENT SCHEDULE […]

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Dig Deeper Into CDN Data with Request Receipts

One of the main benefits of using a content delivery network is reducing your infrastructure costs by greatly offloading your origin. However, customers often still want real-time CDN data regarding every hit to the CDN, as they would receive that CDN data if servicing all requests themselves. Highwinds‘ Request Receipt platform can help bridge that gap. Request receipts […]

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Automate Workflows With APIs

Posted: 9-7-2016 | 1:11pm
Automate Workflows With APIs

This is part five of our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User blog series. Like the old adage “work smarter, not harder” professes, using APIs just makes sense. When using a content delivery network, APIs will make actions like account management, creating user profiles, configurations, hosts, analytics, origins, and media operations seamless. APIs […]

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Purge Content Using Advanced Criteria

Posted: 8-31-2016 | 1:14pm
Purge Content Using Advanced Criteria

This is part four of our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User email blog series. In the CDN space, maximizing performance means caching every possible object. Thanks to advanced content purging features, along with managing no-cache/no-store, you can now effectively cache objects that were previously seen as “too dynamic”. Having content that was […]

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