Akamai's SiteShield module can effectively "cloak" your website from threats on the public Internet
In recent years, the scale and severity of attacks on Web sites and Web-based applications has grown dramatically. Traditional threats including hacker attacks, viruses, Denial of Service (DOS) and worms are now joined by increasingly dangerous malware, propagating faster than ever across millions of machines.
As more and more firms migrate from desktop- to Web-based infrastructure, their vulnerability to these attacks continues to grow. A recent study found that over 95% of corporate Web applications are severely vulnerable to DoS attacks.
How SiteShield Works
|SiteShield protects the origin by effectively removing it from the
Internet accessible IP address space. In standard configuration, the
access controls create an environment by which the origin site can only
be accessed by IP traffic originating from the Site Shield regions. ACLs
(Access Control Lists) at the customerís firewall will only allow
traffic from the SiteShieldís server IPs to contact the origin.|
Consequently, no other machine in the Internet will have the ability to directly communicate with the origin. At the same time, all of Akamaiís distributed edge servers will continue to have complete access to the current content. This is because Akamaiís SiteShield servers are configured to serve as the parent for all edge servers for a specific customerís content. If an Akamai edge server needs content that it cannot find from a peer, it requests the content from the SiteShield servers.
In the event dynamic uncacheable content is requested, the SiteShield Server leverages Akamaiís advanced routing and protocol acceleration technologies available. As a result, legitimate end-users will always be able to retrieve content quickly and reliably while the origin remains protected.
Benefits to your business
- Enhance Security and Mitigate Risk
- Preserve Brand Equity and Improve Reliability
- Reduce Operational Cost
- Improve Business Productivity
Industries where Site Shield is suitable: