Content distribution networks provide organizations who might experience a high volume of web traffic from around the world a way to satisfy that demand without building out massive web infrastructures. They also provide advanced security features that can protect web environments from many types of attack. In this video, learn how CDNs function and the security advantages they can offer.
- [Instructor] Content distribution networks…provide organizations who might experience…a high volume of web traffic from around the world…a way to satisfy that demand…without building out massive web infrastructures.…CDNs also provide advanced security features…that can protect web environments from many types of attack.…One quick note on terminology.…Everyone agrees that this technology…goes by the acronym CDN,…but people differ on what the D stands for.…Most technologists describe CDNs…as content delivery networks.…
ISC2 describes them as content distribution networks,…so I'll use that term in this course.…It's mostly just a matter of semantics,…but you should be aware that both CDNs are the same thing.…When organizations expect a high volume…of web traffic to their servers,…the natural response is to simply increase…the capacity of their web server farm…by adding more servers to meet additional demand.…This can quickly become a cat and mouse game…as usage increases, creating demand for even more servers.…
There are some major disadvantages to this approach.…
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- TCP/IP networking
- Network security devices
- Switches and routers
- Content distribution networks
- Storage networks
- Securing networks
- Network attacks
- Wireless networking and security
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 07/27/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover network relationships and security device placement.
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
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1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Network Attacks
7. Wireless Networking
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