StackPath: Build Your Edge With Stackpath

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A single data breach today has the potential to expose sensitive personal information, resulting in financial and reputational consequences for the targeted firm. Especially, in the present business scenario, amid the global pandemic, thousands of cyber-attacks are launched almost every day targeting organizations of all sizes due to the increase in the use of cloud technology. The most prevalent methods of assault, fortunately, are well-known and recorded. The Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a solution that is designed expressly to safeguard web applications against public internet dangers. The WAF protects organizations from the most prevalent web-based dangers, including protection against the OWASP top 10 threats, bot mitigation, and DDoS assaults. Implementing the WAF was prohibitively expensive for small firms with an online presence, despite the fact that they suffer the same risks as huge corporations. Apart from this, the Firewall took months to set up and required a dedicated crew to monitor and tweak the WAF once it was in place. Due to such considerations, many SMBs have never had the opportunity to benefit from the security that a WAF can give. StackPath provides a WAF that delivers enterprise-grade security without enterprise-grade costs or complexity. The firm’s WAF was tested against the industry-leading products on the market, and it was second to none.

Cloud computing boosts competitiveness by lowering costs, enhancing flexibility, elasticity, and maximizing resource use. While a public cloud solution has advantages such as reduced costs, less maintenance, and nearly infinite scalability, it is not viable for organizations in regulated industries due to tight data security and compliance requirements. By combining the advantages of a public cloud network, StackPath provides infrastructure and other cloud services to end-users and devices to build, accelerate, and protect clients’ workloads, momentum, and success. StackPath is one of the few providers of the “edge” networks in the market. The ‘edge’ network enables quicker data processing times, and the technology helps decentralize the traditional approach.

StackPath is an edge platform for deploying, accelerating, and protecting workloads right at the edge of the internet. The term “edge” refers to the first and last steps taken by the data on its way to and from a device. When data travels from an end-user or device to a cloud-based application, it must pass through a variety of physical locations. Traditional cloud computing concentrates workloads in a few locations, which may be remote from end-users resulting in increased spending time and money and exposing the data to more points for breaches. This process differs from one user to the next, from one gadget to the next, and even from one instant to the next. Edge computing spreads data storage and processing over a wide number of sites, some of which are physically closer to end-users. As a result, the data has fewer entry and exit points from those locations, resulting in increased security, robustness, lower bandwidth costs, faster processing, and better end-user experiences.

StackPath is an edge computing platform that delivers infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and applications that run closer to end-users and devices than hyper-scale, core cloud alternatives. The firm runs high-performance, reliable edge locations in the heart of major markets around the world, all of which are connected to one another via a private network backbone and to end-users/devices via each region’s top providers, all of which are integrated and automated by an advanced orchestration engine.
With this setup, clients with latency-sensitive workloads can build their own solutions at the edge or leverage the enterprise-grade applications that are built and delivered by the firm. The primary feature of StackPath is the EdgeEngine which is an orchestration system that merges and manages StackPath infrastructure, products, and services as a single, automated platform.

EdgeEngine brings smart, scalable infrastructure and high-performance networks into a seamlessly integrated platform. The engine integrates and automates the management of every aspect of the firm’s infrastructure and services. It has complete control over all devices in every StackPath edge point on the planet. The high-performance edge locations throughout the world enable the EdgeEngine to link end-users with their region’s top transit and peering partners, as well as to one another via a private backbone, allowing data to be moved quickly and securely. Every StackPath edge site has numerous independent tier-1 carriers, which enables traffic rerouting around network congestion, weather-related outages, and other performance hurdles while maintaining enterprise-grade performance and dependability. All network traffic through StackPath that connects edge locations is encrypted utilizing both IPSec and TLS.

With a single infrastructure, the firm is well equipped to provide real-time data about its platform and services. Advanced reporting capabilities allow everyone from developers to ops teams and executives to see the numbers they want. A wide range of standard reports and charts are available in the customer portal. Each is drawn from aggregate, per file, and location data streams to provide multiple key metrics. Clients can create, customize, and save report parameters in order to segment and share data in a manner that is most suitable for the audience. Its easy-to-use customer portal enables total control of the entire platform directly to their clients. StackPath is dedicated to making the platform easy and intuitive for their clients to manage the necessary functions and not get overwhelmed by screens of settings and switches. Easy-to-follow workflows are established to streamline the setting up and management of services, allowing clients to change features instantly and see notifications and results in real-time.
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When SamKnows—a UK-based platform that measures internet quality of experience— needed higher bandwidth and reliability for a prominent US customer, they turned to StackPath Edge Compute. Significant test server bandwidth and reliability issues complicated SamKnows’ monitoring system for a prominent US customer; they quickly needed to find a replacement or supplementary hosting provider. They required the ability to deploy highly reliable test servers close to the customers’ operations in approximately ten US cities. To solve the problem StackPath offered real Linux virtual machines (VMs) and containers, with 100 Gbps speeds, deployed with the geographic diversity. Additionally, SamKnows valued that StackPath charged for a bandwidth a fraction of what regular cloud providers charge, that it comes fully equipped with an enterprise-grade CDN, and went the extra mile by helping verify connectivity to each of the major ISPs. With StackPath Edge Compute, SamKnows was able to deploy their existing applications with no changes or restrictions, right at the edge of the internet, immediately resolving its bandwidth and reliability issues.
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StackPath

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Texas, USA

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Christopher Turco, CEO

Description
StackPath provides a WAF that delivers enterprise-grade security without enterprise-grade costs or complexity. The firm runs high-performance, reliable edge locations in the heart of major markets around the world, all of which are connected to one another via a private network backbone and to end-users/devices via each region's top providers, all of which are integrated and automated by an advanced orchestration engine. With this setup, clients with latency-sensitive workloads can build their own solutions at the edge or leverage the enterprise-grade applications that are built and delivered by the firm. The primary feature of StackPath is the EdgeEngine which is an orchestration system that merges and manages StackPath infrastructure, products, and services as a single, automated platform