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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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Protect Content With SNI and Certificates

This is part three of our Five Advanced CDN Configurations for the Serious User blog series. Server Name Indication, or SNI, is a method by which clients such as web browsers can securely designate the domain that they are attempting to access before completing the SSL handshake. That means that custom SSL certificates can be […]

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Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Emily

Posted: 8-23-2016 | 7:33pm
Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Emily

The following “Get to Know Your NOC” is the eighth in a series highlighting our employees, their contributions and their interests outside of work. The Highwinds support team is here to take your calls 24x7x365. As such, we hope to get to know you on a first name basis.

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Maximizing CDN Host and Sub-Account Efficiency

Highwinds services have been architected in such a way that there is no technical limit to the number of CDN host and sub-accounts that can be created, a feature that resellers and customers with hundreds or thousands of downstream customers find extremely beneficial. However, in practical terms, configurations that have more than a few hundred hosts can […]

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a CDN

You’re in the market for a content delivery network (CDN) for your business but where do you start? There are many important aspects to evaluate but what are some of the basics you should know when choosing a CDN? Knowing the basics can help ensure a fair rate to deliver your content, and most importantly, […]

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Importance of Content Protection When Using a CDN

Monetization strategies require content owners to protect their assets from viral distribution. Highwinds gives content providers the ability to create delivery business rules enforced by the CDN using content protection. With Highwinds content protection products, end users must view the media through the workflow designated by the publisher. Content protection policies for many of the […]

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Configuring Your CDN Hosts

Posted: 11-9-2015 | 8:20pm
Configuring Your CDN Hosts

CDN hosts represent slices of the edge cache that can be uniquely configured, maintain their own space in the file system and report usage using a separate set of data channels.

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Evil Squirrels, Content Protection and DRM

This week has been a busy one for me. I’ve had a number of great conversations with my customers and prospects about Digital Rights Management (DRM) and content protection, sharing how implementing Highwinds’ solutions will guard both your content and your bandwidth bill.  Plus, squirrels royally messed up my car.  I wish DRM or Content […]

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