AT&T: “For many businesses, security stops at the CDN”

Sam Farraj, AT&T

Sam Farraj, AT&T

Sam Farraj, VP of digital media and content delivery services at AT&T, on the changing priorities of the content delivery network (CDN) industry, the modifications needed to boost a CDN’s security capabilities, and the work AT&T is doing to build more security into its own CDN offerings.

Sam will be speaking at the CDN World Las Vegas show taking place on June 25th-26th. For more information and to register, please visit

In light of the recent spate of online attacks on businesses and their data, are the CDN industry’s priorities changing?

Security has always been a top priority for AT&T as we’ve built out our CDN capabilities. But today, we are focused on it like never before, and we have added Web Security to our CDN solution suite.

This CDN-oriented security product adds one more layer to AT&T’s already powerful Security offerings for datacenters, networks, Cloud services, and more.

How can CDNs help mitigate malicious online behaviour?

Web Security Services from AT&T Content Delivery Network offers enhanced DNSSEC services, Web Application Firewall services, real-time threat visibility, and more.

For many businesses, security stops at the CDN. With AT&T CDN, our customers have access to the tools they need to extend their protection to this critical component in their web infrastructure.

How much modification of a CDN is required to boost its security capabilities?

There are certainly steps that any CDN administrator can take to add some level of protection. But we believe security is important enough to warrant its own set of solutions focused exclusively on protection.

That way, customers have a simplified administration interface – one place to go to manage their security needs – or they can have a managed solution that monitors, communicates, and administers security for them.

What is AT&T doing to build more security into its CDN offerings?

Our new offering, AT&T Content Delivery Network with Web Security, tackles security concerns head-on. We are making it a major area of focus, not just for our product, but as an opportunity to educate our customers.

We can show them how AT&T CDN offers a superior security solution for the Web, and also introduce them to AT&T’s other security products and services to help make sure they have a complete solution across all of their vulnerable assets.


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