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SNI Enables Cost-Effective CDN Security

Over the past few releases we’ve achieved a number of improvements to our SSL infrastructure (see our blog last year regarding Apple ATS support) and the result of that effort is starting to manifest in our customer facing APIs and StrikeTracker portal. I’d like to highlight two of those resulting features for you today. SNI […]

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New Changes in User Creation and Password Reset in StrikeTracker

In order to improve on our security best practices we’ve made a few workflow improvements to the new user creation and password reset in StrikeTracker. Starting today, StrikeTracker admins can create users with arbitrary names as long as they are unique. They can then potentially use the same email address for multiple user profiles. This […]

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Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Caleb

Posted: 1-29-2016 | 7:56pm
Get to Know Your NOC: Featuring Caleb

The following “Get to Know Your NOC” is the seventh in a series highlighting our employees, their contributions and their interests outside of work.

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Integrate Python Applications Easily Within StrikeTracker

Highwinds is pleased to announce the general availability of a Python client for the StrikeTracker API. Bundled with the library is a helpful command line client that allows you to perform actions like purging content from the command line. Many of our customers set long expiration times on their cacheable content in order to achieve […]

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Happy Holidays From Highwinds 2015

Posted: 12-14-2015 | 4:44pm
Happy Holidays From Highwinds 2015

It’s been another great year for Highwinds and we once again wish to thank you, our customers, partners, friends, and employees for helping us achieve so many great milestones.

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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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Utilizing HLS for Delivering Streaming Video

Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is one of the most mature standards available today, dominating the adaptive bitrate streaming market and providing affordability if you want to try and cover all the multitude of device types available today. HLS has become the leading method for streaming audio and video over HTTP from an ordinary HTTP […]

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Highwinds Triples CDN Capacity, Names Rich Day President

NEW YORK – Oct. 1, 2015 – Highwinds® today announced the promotion of Rich Day to president. Since joining Highwinds in 2010 as chief architect, Day has been at the center of the company’s technological innovation and new product development as well as the significant global growth of Highwinds CDN (content delivery network). Industry Veteran […]

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NOCtoberfest: Helping You Understand and Use Your CDN

Every weekday during the month of October Highwinds will post a helpful CDN guide from our network operations center (NOC) team. It’s NOCtoberfest! You’ll learn how to configure CDN settings and policies, understand the impact of new product releases, learn how to implement our APIs and much more. Check back often during October for the […]

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