CDNetworks Protects Against Firesheep With Last-Mile-Secure Feature

Websites Can Overcome the Firesheep Threat Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--CDNetworks, the full-service global content delivery network, today announced that the CDNetworks Content Acceleration solution provides SSL with a “last-mile-secure” feature that protects websites and website users against the threat of the Firesheep plug-in for Firefox.

The Firesheep Plug-in for Firefox, released on October 24, 2010, enables even the most inexperienced hacker to steal log-in data from users of any unsecured WiFi network. By simply downloading the Firesheep plug-in to a Firefox Web browser, anyone can immediately view the user names and passwords sent over an unsecured WiFi network to websites that do not serve content over HTTPS. Fortunately, CDNetworks protects its customers from the Firesheep security threat with a “last-mile-secure” feature within its Content Acceleration SSL product. This innovative solution requires no changes to the websites of CDNetworks’ customers. Instead, CDNetworks communicates with websites in clear HTTP, and then transforms their responses to end users via SSL over HTTPS. This renders the Firesheep plug-in completely ineffective.

“CDNetworks continues to innovate when it comes to website performance and website security,” said Alexei Tumarkin, CTO of CDNetworks. “Because we provide cutting-edge solutions that optimize site speed while overcoming such threats as session hijacking, more than 1,200 customers turn to us each day for fast and secure global site delivery.”

To learn more about last-mile-secure and web performance features from CDNetworks, please visit http://www.us.cdnetworks.com/content_acceleration

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks is the highest performing global content delivery network (CDN), providing unparalleled speed and reliability of website content and application delivery anywhere in the world. Our commitment to cloud-based network performance and superior customer support set us apart from all other CDNs. That is why more than 1,200 companies across industries, including gaming, high tech, manufacturing, media, retail and software rely on CDNetworks to delight their website users while minimizing content and application delivery costs. With more than 100 points of presence across 5 continents, including numerous PoPs in China, CDNetworks helps our customers get closer to their end users. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Europe, and Japan. For more information, please visit: www.cdnetworks.com

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Perceptive Communications
John Tenore, +1-978-697-6774
john@perceptivecomm.com

Release Summary

CDNetworks protects websites and website users from the Firesheep plug-in for Firefox by transforming HTTP website responses to end users via SSL over HTTPS.

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Contacts

Perceptive Communications
John Tenore, +1-978-697-6774
john@perceptivecomm.com