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A CDN is, in principle, a Network (of Networks) distributing contents worldwide; any Article having to do with CDNs is categoryzed here.

Website Performance: Meet Squid

Welcome back my advanced caching Reader, Today we’ll present you the Squid. Squid is a very fast caching proxy program. Basically, it acts as an agent, accepting requests from clients (for example, browsers) and directing them to the fitting Internet Server. It keeps a copy of the returned data in an on-disk Cache. The genuine…

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Website Perfomance: Meet Varnish

Welcome back my uncompressed delivering Reader, After our journey together through Security notions, today we’re back to explore optimized Delivery in the Web; when we say optimized, we mainly talk about the possibility for End Users to consume as much content of yours as they find interesting, without having to deal with all bottlenecks in the…

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Security: PCI Compliance and Regulations #8

Welcome back my DNS-overridden Reader, As the closing Article for our Security MiniSeries, today we’re going to introduce you to PCI Compliance and Regulations. For although we haven’t but scraped the surface of Security as a Field, this journey started together over 4 months ago and hopefully laid the basis for further, more advanced Articles…

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Security: CDNs and larger scale Tactics #4

Welcome back my Virus infected Reader, We hope that you enjoyed our “walk in Attack Vectors Park” last time episode, where we explored some of the evergreen tactics and strategies to harm a destination Host in a Cloud environment; today we’ll bring this one step further and introduce Content Delivery Networks in the Cloud Security equation….

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Security: A walk in Attack Vectors Park #3

Welcome back my maliciously-targeted Reader, As we continue in our introductory journey through the Cloud Security landscapes; today we’ll go green and have a stroll together through Attack Vectors Park. Unlike our previous appointment with Botnets – largely hitting End Consumers to grow in size and then divert their footprint against a Target – , today’s…

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Security: Botnets, or The Plague Of Cloud Computing #2

Welcome back my plagued-by-Bots-and/or-Botnets Reader, It’s no surprise that you can’t really relate your Google Analytics data with your Server Access Logs and User Interaction KPIs, and it’s no surprise that you have such an inexplicably high Bounce Rate either: most of your traffic doesn’t derive by humans nowadays no more! It was so different back…

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Security: The Basics #1

Welcome back my Security concerned Reader, This is our first and opening Article in the field of Cloud Security: long promised it, more than a year after starting our Blog, we’ve articulated a few chaptered introduction to the world of Security, as applied to Cloud Technologies and Network Topologies. Often times talking about Security today is…

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