CDNetworks

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CDNetworks
Private
Industry Content Delivery Network, Cloud Security
Founded 2000; 16 years ago (2000)
Headquarters Seoul, Korea
Key people
Jongchan Kim (CEO),
Andrew Jaehak Koo (co-founder, President and COO)
Products Global content delivery network for static and dynamic content
Managed DNS
Media acceleration
DDoS protection
Cloud storage
Web application firewall (WAF)
Enterprise Application Security
Number of employees
400
Divisions USA, EMEA, Japan, China, Korea, Singapore
Website http://www.cdnetworks.com

Founded in 2000, CDNetworks is a full-service content delivery network (CDN) which provides technology, network infrastructure, and customer services for the delivery of Internet content and applications. The company is positioning itself as a multinational provider of content delivery services, with a particular emphasis on emerging Internet markets, including South America, India and China. It has 400 employees and unknown revenue. Its CDN network consists of 169 Point of Presence (PoPs) on six continents, with over 30 locations in Russia and China. Services include CDN, video acceleration, DDoS protection, cloud storage, cloud access security broker (CASB), web application firewall (WAF) and managed DNS with cloud load balancing. Key differentiators include a large number of global PoPs, good network presence in China and Russia, and high-profile clients such as Forbes, Samsung and Hyundai. CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, UK and Singapore.

History[edit]

On December 20, 2007 CDNetworks raises $96.5 million from Oak Investment Partners, Shinhan Private Equity and Goldman Sachs International.[1]

On February 25, 2009 CDNetworks acquires Panther Express.[2]

On October 21, 2011 Japanese Telco KDDI buys Content Delivery Network CDNetworks for $167 million.[3]

Initiatives[edit]

CDNetworks participates with OpenDNS, Google Public DNS, and other CDNs in an open initiative called "The Global Internet Speedup" to improve the Internet for users around the world.. This collaboration is being done through an open IETF proposed standard called "edns-client-subnet" which helps better direct content to users thereby decreasing latency, decreasing congestion, increasing transfer speeds and helping the Internet to scale faster and further.

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