On February 27, 2023, Edgio, Inc. announced major enhancements to its security platform to enable enterprises to better identify and respond to emerging threats while ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of their data and applications.
The platform's new capabilities aim to reduce the damage caused by the upsurge in the severity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and other advanced application attacks. Edgio's DDoS scrubbing solution delivers dedicated DDoS mitigation capacity that safeguards all protocols and direct-to-origin attacks, complementing Edgio's 250+ Tbps edge network to provide full-spectrum DDoS protection.
Furthermore, the new enhancements to its Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) capabilities include advanced outbound data leak prevention, rule customizer, enhanced configurability, proxy detection and region code support to help customers comply with geographical compliance rules.
DDoS attacks are on the rise, and according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, the top security threat is a DDoS attack. The addition of Edgio's DDoS scrubbing solution ensures maximum resiliency and uptime of customers' networks and applications by providing full-spectrum protection against all networks and applications, including direct-to-origin network attacks against non-web applications.
Moreover, the new outbound security rules with added outbound traffic scan prevent attackers from causing a data breach by exploiting known vulnerabilities, thereby offering an additional layer of protection for confidential customer data and preventing the customer from executing malicious code.
Additionally, Edgio can now detect and block requests originating from anonymous proxies, therefore allowing additional control over access to customers' applications. Edgio's advanced rules customizer allows customers to control the sensitivity of individual security rules and increases its accuracy while minimizing false positives. Finally, enhanced configuration management enables developers to directly import and export configuration JSON via UI and API to deploy protection for new applications rapidly.
Edgio also enables clients to control access to their applications through advanced access control rules. The latest enhancements now support more profound regional control, down to the province or region level, in its custom security rules and WAAP's access rules, supporting ongoing compliance requirements in the modern geopolitical environment.
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Edgio helps companies deliver online experiences and content safer, faster and with more control. Its globally scaled edge network and integrated media and application solutions provide businesses with the tools necessary to deliver high-performance, secure web properties and streaming content quickly and securely. The company's platform and suite of edge services enable enterprises to boost their revenue and overall business value by delivering their content more efficiently and securely. Companies across various industries, including entertainment, technology, retail, and finance, depend on Edgio's technology and services to defend and accelerate their online properties.