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Fastly, Inc. is an American cloud computing services provider. Fastly's edge cloud platform provides a content delivery network, Internet security services, load balancing, and video & streaming services. Fastly's headquarters are in San Francisco, California, with additional offices in Denver, New York, Portland, London, and Tokyo.
Fastly was founded in 2011 by Artur Bergman. Prior to founding Fastly, he was the chief technology officer at Wikia. In September 2015, Google partnered with Fastly and other CDN providers to offer CDN services to its users. In April 2017, Fastly launched its edge cloud platform along with image optimization, load balancing, and a web application firewall (WAF).
Fastly describes their network as an edge cloud platform, which is designed to help developers extend their core cloud infrastructure to the edge of the network, closer to users. The Fastly edge cloud platform includes their content delivery network, image optimization, video & streaming, cloud security, and load balancing services.
Fastly's cloud security services include distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack protection, bot mitigation, and a web application firewall. Fastly web application firewall uses the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) alongside its own ruleset.
Fastly is built on Varnish, an open source HTTP accelerator. Fastly also supports open source and non-profit projects — including Drupal, HashiCorp, Python, Ruby, and DonorsChoose.org — by providing free delivery services.
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