Security blog

December 1

5 best practices for your TLS configuration

The TLS Support Engineering team provides support for customers managing one to thousands of certificates. After helping so many customers tailor their DNS and TLS configurations, they have…

November 18

Get ready for DDoS attacks: 5 steps to take before attackers find you

Layer 7 attacks that target applications and issue requests that can swamp origin systems often seek to blend into other network traffic and require a more focused defense than Layer 3 and…

October 23

Gartner names Signal Sciences a Visionary in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls for second consecutive year

We believe Signal Sciences’ innovation earned them recognition in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAF, and it’s this kind of innovation that excites us as we merge forces — now that…

October 8

Don’t DIY a secure platform: lessons learned from side-channel attacks

The largest category of difficult-to-anticipate security design weaknesses come from side-channel attacks. In this post, we take a tour of some of the more foundational and out-there side…

October 1

Today Signal Sciences and Fastly join forces. And our customers are our first priority.

Today, Fastly completed the acquisition of Signal Sciences and took a giant step forward toward our vision of modern, unified web application and API security. We will call on our shared…

September 17

Best practices for the most popular DevOps tool: WAFs

Web application firewalls are a key part of any DevOps software development cycle, allowing developers to make explicit assumptions about deployment, delivering intelligence on attacks, and…

August 27

Security at Scale: Fastly announces intent to acquire Signal Sciences, the web application and API protection solution

Security has always been a part of Fastly’s DNA, not just within products, but in our vision of trust and safety as a modern platform. Today, we are pleased to announce that we have…

August 17

Hard-earned insights from a pair of secure DevOps pros

Fastly CISO Mike Johnson and Brave Software Senior DevOps Engineer Ben Kero share their practical advice for cementing more holistic security practices within your CI/CD pipeline.

August 10

Why bigger isn’t always better when it comes to TLS key size

When it comes to the size of the encryption keys used in server certificates, bigger isn’t necessarily better. In this post, we explore why this is the case by examining the function of the…

August 5

4 characteristics of developer-friendly cloud security controls

If you’re evaluating web application security tools exclusively for their security requirements, you may be missing one of the most essential opportunities to successfully grow your secure…

August 3

Fastly’s security DNA: a look at our culture of safety, privacy, and trust

Fastly's heritage of security runs deep — far beyond our portfolio of web application and API security products. Our philosophy of developer empowerment, focus on community, and values…

June 29

TLS 1.3 is faster, more robust, and now available

TLS 1.3 is now available for Fastly customers. The newest version of the TLS protocol, TLS 1.3 is designed to improve the performance and security of traffic served over HTTPS.

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