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Trust at scale: Introducing Platform TLS and Subscriber Provided Prefix

Sep 13, 2018  in  Product, Security

Today we’re announcing two new offerings on the Fastly platform: Platform TLS and Subscriber Provided Prefix. Both empower companies to provide fast, secure web experiences to their customers and end-users, while reducing the workload on their own internal teams. Large companies, such as those offering mass hosting or managing multi-brand portfolios, can now quickly and easily manage hundreds of thousands of certificates in bulk.

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Improve performance and gain better end user intelligence with GeoIP / Geography Detection

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In this post and going forward, we’re going to take a step back, talk about the different types of content our customers are dealing with the most, and discuss how cacheable or uncacheable they are….

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