CDN Caching and Video Streaming Performance
To what extent do content delivery network (CDN) caches deep inside the ISP or the operator network also improve QoE? Does it suffice to simply deploy the CDN appliance just past the peering point? This blog post describes a project, sponsored by Cisco’s Research and Open Innovation initiative, to explore this very question.
Global IP Networks Focus on Sharpening Their Edge
According to the latest VNI forecast, the Service Provider networks are growing edgier.
2018 Complete VNI Forecast Update – What’s Trending?
This week, we released our annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, which covers global, regional, and country-level projections and trends associated with fixed and mobile networks.
Cisco@CES 2017: Exceed Broadcast and OTT
From extensions to our Infinite Video Platform, which allows you to launch IP-based services on legacy boxes, to Cloud Scale Networking solutions that prepare your network for increased IP traffic... It's a good time to see what we’re up to at CES 2017!
How does Cisco Videoscape transform TV experiences? The answer is yes.
I’m often asked, “What can Cisco Videoscape do for my organization?” The best answer is to look at what it did for yes, Israel’s biggest satellite TV provider. Yes launched its over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen video service, yes GO, in Israel last year based on the Cisco Videoscape Video Everywhere Solution, and it made a huge […]
The Shift to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) Supports More and Better Customer Video Experiences
The Internet has emerged as one of the most powerful ways for businesses and consumers to communicate and learn. Its global reach, accessibility and speed have opened doors to areas of knowledge that in the past were available only to a privileged few. With the emergence of popular video-streaming services that deliver Internet video to […]
Year-Long Exploit Pack Traffic Campaign Surges After Leveraging CDN
Anyone can purchase an exploit pack (EP) license or rent time on an existing EP server. The challenge for threat actors is to redirect unsuspecting web browsing victims by force to the exploit landing page with sustained frequency. Naturally, like most criminal services in the underground, the dark art of traffic generation is a niche specialty that must be purchased to ensure drive-by campaign success. For the past year we have been tracking a threat actor (group) that compromises legitimate websites and redirects victims to EP landing pages. Over the past three months we observed the same actor using malvertising - leveraging content delivery networks (CDNs) to facilitate increased victim redirection - as part of larger exploit pack campaigns.
Milestones in Cisco Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Deployments
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) confirms much of what we already know: Service providers will need to carry more video traffic to more devices delivered as unique on-demand streams. All at the time and place of the end-user’s choosing. But the sheer scale of this demand makes interesting reading. The Cisco VNI projects that […]
Videoscape Helps Customers in India, Mexico, Brazil and Germany Deliver New Connected Video Experiences
In Sao Paulo, GVT TV needed a way to protect its satellite-delivered video content. In New Delhi, direct broadcast satellite provider Tata Sky needed a way to outfit its customers to stream video to IP-connected screens. In Mexico, Megacable — the first in the country to launch broadband Internet over cable, needed to build the […]