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Benefits For Layer0 Customers: Edgio Applications v7

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Great news for Layer0 customers! You made a great choice to build and accelerate your website on the most complete edge application platform, and now it’s better than ever.

The Layer0 platform is now Edgio Applications and Layer0 founders Ajay Kapur and Ishan Anand are now Edgio CTO and VP of Product, respectively. Under their leadership, the platform is a centerpiece of Edgio’s strategy, and the company has made deep investments in enhancing your platform.

Edgio Applications lets you deliver sub-second websites with unparalleled multi-layered security from a single developer-friendly platform. The Edgio Applications platform has three components:

  • Performance, accelerating web applications and APIs
  • Sites, an integrated web application development platform
  • Security, a holistic security solution that ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of web applications and APIs

By providing these three solutions in one integrated platform, Edgio helps companies make their web applications safer, faster, and more reliable. New integrated performance and security features in V7 are designed to increase organizational revenues and accelerate developer team velocity through better website performance and multi-layer security.

Now you can easily upgrade to Edgio Applications V7 from Layer0.

Benefits to you include:

Integrated App-Aware Global CDN
Your website now runs on one of the world’s largest global networks, integrating the advanced CDNs from Edgecast and Limelight under the Edgio name. Edgio Performance is also app-aware, with developer tooling to build advanced dynamic caching and predictive prefetching into your web application. It’s never been easier to deliver lightning-fast websites while improving developer velocity.

Point-and-Click Configuration
New in V7, Ops and other teams can easily configure Edgio services without developer intervention. One of the coolest new features, you now have a point-and-click toolset to define conditional behavior to be applied at the edge based on the properties of each request. Understand what’s going on at a glance. It’s fast, responsive, and feature-packed.

Better, Faster Web Application Security

Edgio Web Application and API protection (WAAP) boosts security without sacrificing performance. Built for DevSecOps, Edgio makes it easy to build effective security into modern web applications, innovate faster, and reduce the risk of breaches. A proprietary decision engine, powered by machine learning, enables dual Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) to mitigate evolving threats at the edge in real time.

Edgio Security is one of the few holistic Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) solutions delivered at the edge. It offers WAF, Advanced Bot Management, DDoS Mitigation, Origin Shield, Authoritative DNS, TLS, and more- and now with V7, one can view all security events in a single pane of glass with Edgio Insights.

Edge Insights Analytics Dashboard

This new all-in-one edge analytics solution gives you insight into Performance (CDN) and Security in one place. You can use multi-dimensional filtering to get the answers you need in near-real time.

Unified Console

Get actionable insights, deep observability, and centralized alert management for every component of the Applications Platform, all controlled via a single pane of glass.

And more coming soon:

  1. API Gateway Protection
  2. Real-Time Alerts
  3. Edgio Functions (FaaS)

Feature Gaps

Please note that at the initial launch, the following Layer0 capabilities will not be available in Edgio Applications.

  • Probabilistic Traffic Splitting, expected Q2 2023. All other types of traffic splitting are supported. You can handle most of the use cases with the new rules UI.
  • Redirect lists upload, expected Q2 2023
  • ISR Support, timeline TBD
  • EdgeJS limitations
    • Router.destination, timeline TBD
    • Router.catch
    • Selected cookie methods
      • addResponseCookie
      • updateResponseCookie
      • removeResponseCookie
      • addUpstreamResponseCookie
      • updateUpstreamResponseCookie
      • removeUpstreamResponseCookie
    • Altering origin response headers
    • removeBody method of Cache key customization (body is not part of the cache key)
  • GraphQL caching

To get access, please sign up at edgio.app, then contact sales or your account manager to upgrade.