|Content Delivery Networks as weapons of cyber defense|
|Monday, 04 January 2010 02:29|
One benefit of content delivery networks (CDNs) that has always been present is that they are a great way to defend against DDoS. A CDN hosts your content, articles, video, and audio, on a distributed platform, usually globally dispersed, and backed up by lots of bandwidth and load balanced servers. Big content providers like CNN, Youtube, or Revision3 want their material to be served up with minimum delay or pauses. The infrastructure required to deliver that content happens to be very good at keeping a site up during a denial of service attack.
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