08458769 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 21 patents.

A cloud-based firewall system and service is provided to protect customer sites from attacks, leakage of confidential information, and other security threats. In various embodiments, such a firewall system and service can be implemented in conjunction with a content delivery network (CDN) having a plurality of distributed content servers. The CDN servers receive requests for content identified by the customer for delivery via the CDN. The CDN servers include firewalls that examine those requests and take action against security threats, so as to prevent them from reaching the customer site. The CDN provider implements the firewall system as a managed firewall service, with the operation of the firewalls for given customer content being defined by that customer, independently of other customers. In some embodiments, a customer may define different firewall configurations for different categories of that customer's content identified for delivery via the CDN.

Title
Cloud based firewall system and service
Application Number
12/965188
Publication Number
8458769 (B2)
Application Date
December 10, 2010
Publication Date
June 4, 2013
Inventor
Thomas Devanneaux
Los Altos
CA, US
John Summers
Newton
MA, US
Prasanna Laghate
Santa Clara
CA, US
John Dilley
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Joshua T Matt
Assignee
Akamai Technologies
MA, US
IPC
H04L 9/32
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