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Mlytics Update : Next-level Origin Shield integration & functionality

Mlytics Origin Shield on AWS

In today’s digital era, every online organization’s success highly depends on its website and application performance. Whenever a user encounters a slow, or even worse, malfunctioning website or app, satisfaction levels drop significantly, directly damaging a brand’s name and the business’s revenue. Hence, at Mlytics, we continue to build towards an internet world where customer satisfaction, 360 degree security, high performance, and complete resilience are the standards.

We’re further evolving the Mlytics platform to elevate the integration of our high-end security features while at the same time simplifying the operation thereof. Doing so, online organizations can rest assured their services stay afloat, enjoy maximum performance all the time, without spending too much effort managing it.

With this update, we’re elevating Origin Shield – our sophisticated security suite, and expanding opportunities for users to fully integrate their existing solutions with our platform.

Let’s dive into what’s new this time…

Mlytics Origin Shield – Integration with AWS Cloud Technologies

Validated as AWS official differentiated software partner, Mlytics‘ sophisticated, 100% cloud-based security stack ‘Origin Shield’ will be available from the AWS marketplace early spring 2022.

Joining the program, we’re paving the way to growth and innovation alongside the world’s leading cloud provider. AWS’ customer-oriented and continuously innovative approach is without a doubt our role model as we grow.”

Locarno Pan – Managing Partner at Mlytics.

With this integration, in addition to deploying Origin Shield across multiple CDN, we’re also deploying this sophisticated security suite across different platforms. Doing so, AWS customers (and in the future, other Cloud Service clients) can seamlessly implement the Mlytics Origin Shield solution through the AWS platform, while at the same time reaping the benefits of the Mlytics core solution Multi CDN.

AWS Origin Shield on Mlytics
Integrating Mlytics Origin Shield with AWS Cloud Technologies

In addition, integrating Mlytics Origin Shield with AWS Cloud Technologies offers Origin Shield instances from a greater variety of regions around the world, providing users with more choice and flexibility when selecting regions for their Origin Shield solution. Onward, users can set the location of their Origin Shield nearby their origin, directly minimizing latency. Moreover, users can also add multiple instances per region to ensure resiliency of their Origin Shield.

With this, we are another step closer to the goal of evolving the Mlytics platform into a “single unified ecosystem that allows users to manage their digital assets and have the freedom to orchestrate all sorts of cloud services (Multi CDN, DNS, Origin Shield, Insights, etc.) based on their needs.

Ryan Chin, Mlytics CEO

Challenging the status quo – Multi CDN performance enhanced by Origin Shield

Typically, when implementing an Origin Shield solution, CDN performance may be affected due to the inherent additional routing layer within the CDN-Origin Shield architecture. This results in what we refer to as the “Security-Performance Trade-off” scenario.

With this update, we included a series of Origin Shield features to not only tackle this trade-off, but even enhance Multi CDN solution’s performance and capabilities. The performance enhancing features are as follows:

Content Compression

Compressing all static content regardless of the origin by using Brotli and Gzip compression algorithms. When both algorithms are activated, Brotli will be prioritized as it provides greater compression capabilities. This will reduce website content size, hence speeding up loading time.

Content Caching

Configuring cache header settings of edge servers (CDNs or Origin Shield servers) through Origin Shield. This feature standardizes the caching TTL across various edge servers in just one setting This will improve the cache hit rates of the edge servers, hence decreasing latency.

Persistent HTTP Connection

Implementing Persistent HTTP connection between Origin Shield and Origin through HTTP keepalive. This will eliminate the need to create new connections, hence speeding up loading time. 

TLS 1.3 protocol

Upgrading the Origin Shield SSL protocol to TLS 1.3 protocol. TLS 1.3 removes 1 full roundtrip communication between end-user/CDN and origin shield, and introduces 0-RTT (or “Early data”) which immediately sends encrypted data without the handshakes during resumed connection. Hence, speeding up delivery of encrypted data.

OCSP Stapling

Implementing OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) stapling. This feature allows the OS to query the OCSP responder directly at regular intervals to validate SSL certificates on the edge, and then caching the response. This eliminates the need for the client to directly contact th OCSP responder to validate SSL certificate on every request, hence improving latency.

HTTP 103 Early hints Support

103 Early Hints allows the server to send instructions to the browser and start preloading assets while the server is still compiling for a full response. Sending 103 Early Hints lets the browser use the idle bandwidth to download assets while the server is ‘thinking’ and
therefore allows the browser to load webpages at greater speed.

Origin Shield Region

Offering Origin Shield in different regions world wide. This allows users to choose the Origin Shield location closest to their origin. Hence, improving latency.

In short – Paving the way to choice and control

With all the updates in place, users are now able to implement Mlytics’ solutions from other Cloud Service platforms and can mitigate the possible performance drawback inherent to security solutions, putting Mlytics yet another step closer to our goal of building a faster, safer, and more reliable digital Infrastructure, which provides users choice and control.