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August 25
Automated scripts, or bots, make up a large portion of product purchases on the web today. To some businesses, these bots cause harm, but for others, bots help drive revenue. If you are an…
May 26
Every Thursday in March, we hosted industry thought leaders on “The Dept. of Know Live!” Web Series to chat about trends in web app and API security. Read on to learn more about our…
December 22, 2021
In this post, we’ll take a look back at the past year through the eyes of our edge cloud network to explore what we saw across new protocol adoption, security initiatives, network growth…
December 14, 2021
We’re sharing our latest data and new insights into the Log4j/Log4Shell vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228 + CVE-2021-45046) in this post in order to help the engineering community cope with the…
December 9, 2021
The web’s infrastructure — and the applications we build on it — must constantly evolve to meet the ever-transforming expectations of modern and future end users. We’ve gathered five lessons…
December 6, 2021
A couple of weeks ago Cloudflare, one of our competitors, claimed that their edge compute platform is roughly three times as fast as Compute@Edge. The false claim is a great example of how…
December 3, 2021
We analyzed traffic from Thanksgiving Thursday to Cyber Monday in order to understand the traffic, buying, and security trends of ecommerce's big week.
December 1, 2021
To create more secure and resilient web experiences, we must design, build, and execute applications with security top of mind, and consider how the lessons of the past 30 years inform how…
November 23, 2021
Many websites today are really applications, and we should be building them as such. To do that, we need application architectures and networks that are capable of supporting fast, secure…
November 17, 2021
As we look back to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the website, it’s also worth thinking about the next 30 years. There are a couple of areas where we — as engineers, developers, and…
October 13, 2021
It’s important for companies and end users to monitor and understand internet outages so they can spot patterns, understand trends, and help mitigate disruptions. At Fastly, we monitor these…
October 11, 2021
The Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) develops technology to combat disinformation. Recently, the group released a public draft specification designed to make it…