Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Imperva Enhances the Incapsula Content Delivery Network

Imperva have proved their commitment to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on premises; and this week they have announced several enhancements to their Incapsula Content Delivery Network (CDN). Designed to improve website performance and responsiveness, while simultaneously  lowering bandwidth cost, the CDN increases the amount of content  delivered from high speed cache, consequently improving the website visitors’ experience, whilst at the same time, reducing the load on the website owners servers.

Some of the key enhancements to the CDN include;

New Cache Storage Layer

This enhancement increases the amount of cached data, delivering it directly from globally distributed high speed storage for significantly faster page loads. The storage architecture allows objects retrieved from an origin server by an Incapsula proxy server to be immediately available to all proxies in the Incapsula point of presence (PoP), eliminating latency introduced when a proxy server needs to query a peer for a cached object. Most CDN customers can expect a cache hit ration above 99%, a clear improvement.

Rapid Content Switching

The CDN includes application delivery rules which combine with the high-speed cache to enable rapid content switching in the cloud and improve control over site content. The new applicaiton delivery rules will allow organisations to forward specific requests to dedicated servers, and redirect their users to a new site which is baed on client type. URLs will be rewritten to improve SEO rankings and enhance the visitor experience.

Bot Traffic Management

Incapsula client classification automatically identifies good, bad and suspected bots. While known bad bots are automatically blocked, suspected bots can burden servers and reduce site responsiveness for legitimate human visitors. IncapRules for application delivery can now manage suspected bots with customized actions like block or redirect. Site scraper bots, for example, can be redirected to other servers or sites during peak traffic periods to recover server bandwidth and improve server response time for human visitors.

“Our clients are increasingly looking for ways to improve site performance while decreasing server load and bandwidth costs, and our new cache architecture provides an opportunity for impressive performance improvements,” said Eldad Chai, vice president of products for the Incapsula service at Imperva. “Combining our client classification technology with new application delivery rules gives our customers more control over their traffic and allows them to move more of their delivery logic to the edge where it belongs.”

Availability

The Imperva Incapsula CDN is available immediatley by following this link https://www.incapsula.com/cdn-content-delivery-network/

 

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