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5 Reasons to Visit the Incapsula Knowledge Center

It can be tough keeping up with all the latest news regarding website security. If you’re like some folks in our office you’ve set up alerts, signed up for news feeds, and are cruising Reddit and scanning sites like SC Magazine and Dark Reading to stay current.

How can you stay on top of the latest information? We’ve made it easy for you: our online Knowledge Center gives you the latest on performance, availability, and DDoS mitigation techniques for protecting and accelerating your websites.

Here are the five areas of focus in our Knowledge Center:

The Essential CDN Guide

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are responsible for how data is transmitted online. By providing a quick and effective way to deliver content to any part of the world, they’ve enabled businesses to truly go global. The Essential CDN Guide is a comprehensive source of information on everything related to CDNs: their evolution, underlying technology, the best practices for getting the most out of your CDN services and more.

The first five chapters of this 10-part guide are currently available. Those listed in italicized gray on the page are forthcoming. If you’d like to be alerted as we announce additional chapters as they become available, you can subscribe to our blog to receive alerts.

  1. What is a CDN?
  2. CDN Architecture
  3. CDN Caching
  4. Front-End Optimization
  5. CDN and SLL/TLS

Load Balancing Center

Load balancing and failover solutions are valuable resources for any online business looking to optimize website functionality and achieve high availability (HA). The Load Balancing Knowledge Center provides an excellent overview of how high availability technologies operate and how they can improve your business’ performance.

There are four sections comprising this knowledge center:

 DDoS Protection Center

Every day, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks actively cripple organizations by damaging their operations, bottom lines and reputations. The Incapsula DDoS Protection Knowledge Center contains a wealth of information about the threat ecosystem. It has a focus on perpetrators and the many types of DoS attacks. Here we also address the best practices for their mitigation.

There are three sections comprising this knowledge center, along with a glossary of common attack types, prevention practices and mitigation strategies:

Be sure to click on the Attack Glossary entries, too. Here you can read about many of the newest types of assaults, such as the smurf attack.

DDoS Protection Bootcamp

Did you know that dynamic content such as user login requests, searches and non-cacheable data, is passed by the CDN to the organization’s backend servers resulting in a DDoS attack? Invite a colleague or friend to join you in a fun challenge at the DDoS Protection Boot Camp, our latest online training portal that provides in-depth DDoS protection technical training.

It’s a comprehensive set of eight courses and challenging quizzes that test and improve your DDoS fortification skills.  You’ll get the technical knowledge you need to identify and block different types of DDoS attacks.

The DDoS Protection Bootcamp and DDoS Protection Center give you a full view of the DDoS landscape.

Web Application Security Center

Web application security is the process of protecting websites and online services against different security threats that exploit vulnerabilities in an application’s code. Common targets for web application attacks are content management systems (e.g., WordPress), database administration tools (e.g., phpMyAdmin) and SaaS applications. Malware and social engineering top the list for website threats.

There are three sections comprising this knowledge center, along with a glossary of common web application threats, prevention practices and mitigation strategies:

We update our Knowledge Center with new articles, so check back often.