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Building the WAF test harness

To help our customers secure their sites and applications — while continuing to give their users reliable online experiences — we’ve built a performant, highly configurable, and comprehensive Web Application Firewall (WAF). In order to provide a comprehensive solution for securing your infrastructure, it’s critical to continuously test that solution. In this post, we’ll share how we ensure a quality WAF implementation for our customers, continuously testing it using our framework for testing WAFs (FTW), and go deeper into the findings and contributions we’ve made to the OWASP CRS community with FTW.

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Why having more POPs isn’t always better

We’re often asked why having more POPs doesn’t necessarily make a CDN faster. To help illustrate, we’ll use an analogy of convenience stores versus supermarkets.

Recapping our second Fastly Security Speaker Series

On May 25, we had over 50 security researchers and engineers from the Bay Area and beyond in our San Francisco office for our recurring Fastly Security Speaker Series. This event focused on hardware security,…

Announcing POPs in Toronto and Boston

Our team has been hard at work — we’ve launched new points of presence (POPs) in Toronto and Boston.

Updates to Fastly’s Terms of Service, Documentation, Acceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy

As a result of customer feedback, we’ve launched a few changes to some of our key legal and compliance frameworks.

Announcing the second edition of the Fastly Security Speaker Series!

In February, our Chief Security Officer Window Snyder announced the Fastly Security Speaker Series, which we created to share cutting edge security topics with the wider community. We hosted over 50 security researchers and engineers...

Building and scaling the Fastly network, part 1: Fighting the FIB

This post is the first in a series detailing the evolution of network software at Fastly. We’re unique amongst our peers in that from inception, we’ve always viewed networking as an integral part of our…

Fastly + Drupal: better than ever

We’re pleased to announce the Alpha release of our Drupal 8 module, which allows for an even tighter integration with core Fastly features. We look forward to feedback from the Drupal community. For those attending…

Improvements to Edge Dictionaries

We’re continuing to build on our unique ability to push your logic and decisions to the edge, and are happy to announce some exciting enhancements to our Edge Dictionaries. Our latest improvements include Upsert functionality…

Introducing Professional Services and Support Plans

As a company, we’re centered around support and service. We were founded by operations engineers, for operations engineers, who set out to create the support experience they always wanted from a vendor. With that in…

Improvements to our Heroku add-on

Heroku customers now have greater control and visibility of their Fastly service, with full access to the Fastly configuration panel, a command-line plugin for the Heroku toolbelt, and a revamp of our Heroku add-on pricing…

Analyze viewer engagement with Video Delivery Insights

We’re pleased to announce that we now send additional metrics from our On-the-fly Packaging (OTFP) service to provide more granular visibility into the packaging and delivery process. You can stream Video Delivery Insights as logs…

Lean Threat Intelligence Part 2: The foundation

In part 1, I discussed the general workflow the Threat Intelligence team at Fastly uses to plan for projects. After performing research and seeing what others have done in this space, we can now move…