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Highwinds Secure Delivery Content Protection And Monetization 120217a

  1. 1. Secure Delivery, Content Protection and Monetization Use SSL and Configurable Protection Policies to Securely Deliver and Effectively Monetize Your ContentWWW.HIGHWINDS.COM
  2. 2. Secure Protect $ MonetizeMonetization strategies require content owners to protect their assets from viral distribution.Highwinds enables our customers to create delivery business rules enforced by the CDN. WithHighwinds’ secure delivery and content protection products, end users must view the mediathrough the workflow designated by the publisher.Secure Delivery with HTTPSSSL (Secure Sockets Layer)HTTP Streaming and HTTP Caching can be secured using SSL. HTTPS offers the same feature-rich delivery capabilitiesas standard HTTP with the addition of encrypted communication and secure identification of the CDN caching andstreaming platforms, resulting in protection of your content.SSL can be used to protect streaming content, static website assets, games and more. Additionally, SSL enablespublishers to deliver unsecured content to secured web pages to avoid browser warning messages.BenefitsProtect your valuable assets• rohibit users from intercepting your stream by protecting it P between the server and the network SSL CERTIFICATE TYPESWhat can’t be stolen must be bought• rofit from your assets by eliminating illegal distribution of P Highwinds Wildcard Certificate your content • ses Highwinds’ URLs U • o set-up fee and no monthly certificate NPerform both HTTP and HTTPS using the same host name maintenance fee• any CDNs make it difficult to manage content offered via M HTTP and HTTPS, but Highwinds uses proprietary software to allow delivery of both protocols using a single virtual host Custom Certificates • se a certificate from a signing authority of your USimplified set-up choice• elf-service management of SSL certificate configuration S • an be used to create your own wildcard C once certificate is installed certificateControl access rules on a per directory basis • ne-time set-up fee and monthly certificate O• n StrikeTracker 2 you can add SSL to existing content with I maintenance fee one click Shared CertificatesSecure ingest • lso called Subject Alternative Name (SAN) A• y combining secure ingest and secure delivery, content is B certificates protected from both your origin to the CDN and from the CDN to the end user • hared by a number of customers S • ne-time set-up fee and monthly certificate OProtect your users’ identities maintenance fee• ith secure delivery, your customer’s identity and personal W information are protected, giving them confidence in viewing your content, playing your games, etc.Secure static asset delivery• y securing the delivery of static site assets, you avoid B browser warnings that can scare away customers
  3. 3. Content Protection Highwinds enables the configuration of content protection policies inside the StrikeTracker 2 console, often with just a single click. By setting policies that are enforced by the CDN, your content can only be delivered through the workflow you determine.URL SigningURL Signing is the most popular content protection product offered by Highwinds. CDN account owners publishcontent with a query string parameter token that includes an optional time-to-live (TTL). This private token can onlybe generated by the publisher and can be used to create unique publishing URLs for each end user request.URL security prevents free distribution of content outside the workflow designated by the publisher: • f an end user tampers with the URL, their request for CDN content is denied I • f a URL has a TTL in the past, end user requests for CDN content are denied I • upports optional IP address and User-Agent enforcement S • se partial URL signing to provide folder-level access to content, or groups of files using a common prefix UHTTP Referrer RestrictionHTTP Referrer Restriction is a security product that prevents CDN publishing URLs from being freely distributedon unauthorized websites (also known as hot linking or deep linking). Publishers configure one or more websitesthat end users can visit and successfully request content hosted by the CDN. When an end user request is made,Highwinds compares the HTTP Header Referrer field with the list of approved websites. If the end user is not visitingan approved website, the CDN will issue an HTTP 403 – Access Denied response.GeoblockingGeoblocking allows publishers to restrict content to end users in specified locations. The IP address of incomingrequests is checked against a current list of IP allocations. If an end user’s IP address is not found in the exclude list,they are allowed access to the content by default. The feature has both include and exclude lists which are used totarget the allowed audience. • eoblocking Granularity: ASN, Continent, Country, Region, City, Postal Code, Area Code, and DMA (US Metro G Code)HTTP Basic AuthenticationWith Basic HTTP Authentication, end users are prompted to enter login credentials that are approved by thepublisher’s web server before the media is delivered. HTTP Authentication policies are enabled and managed in theStrikeTracker 2 portal.
  4. 4. Secure CorporateUse SSL for secure delivery of HTTP Streaming and HeadquartersHTTP Caching 807 W. Morse Boulevard Protect Winter Park, FL 32789Several CDN-enforced content protection toolsavailable Phone: +1.407.215.2400 Toll Free: +1.866.872.0357$Monetize Email: info@highwinds.comCreate monetization strategies that are support by www.highwinds.comCDN security and protection policies North America Costa Mesa, CA +1.714.727.2800 Phoenix, AZ +1.602.515.0931 South America São Paulo, BR +55.11.3711.9307 www.highwinds.com/brazil Europe Amsterdam, NL +31.20.2629545 London, UK +44.20.7096.5940WWW.HIGHWINDS.COM