09009781 cites 45 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
13/896995
Publication Number
9009781 (B2)
Application Date
May 17, 2013
Publication Date
April 14, 2015
Inventor
Thomas Devanneaux
Los Altos
CA, US
John Summers
Newton
MA, US
Prasanna Laghate
Santa Clara
CA, US
John A Dilley
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Joshua T Matt
Assignee
Akamai Technologies
MA, US
IPC
H04L 29/06
G06F 11/00
G06F 17/00
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