DALLAS, TX, Oct. 4, 2017 — StackPath, the Web services platform for security, speed and scale, today announced general availability of its global security platform, empowering software developers worldwide with a frictionless security platform. The company also introduced today the first service available on the platform, StackPath Secure Content Delivery Network (SecureCDN). The SecureCDN solution features a global network of content servers, a web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation — allowing developers to seamlessly and directly protect applications, infrastructure and assets from various attack vectors.
This news comes on the heels of StackPath’s recent launch and announcement of a significant round of funding from ABRY Partners, a $4.3 billion private equity fund focused on investing in information and business service companies. It also marks the beginning of a shift in software development environments to bridge the gap between developers and the IT department.
Security as it stands is broken, largely due to the fact that current procurement paradigms evaluate and purchase security solutions to be added on as an afterthought. What’s more, it’s typically separate IT teams that are implementing the security tools, creating a disconnect between those who develop software and those who secure it — ultimately leading to breaches, which according to a 2016 MergerTech study cost US-based businesses more than $145 billion last year. StackPath’s launch of SecureCDN aims to make the internet a safer place by eliminating this disconnect and building security directly into the development platform, facilitating developers’ jobs as well as protecting against cyber threats.
“We couldn’t be more excited about launching SecureCDN as the first service on the StackPath platform,” said Lance Crosby, CEO of StackPath. “We need to stop seeking the next shiny new point solution or focusing on who is to blame and instead look to our developers — the creation process. It’s the developers who will lead the fundamental change in the enterprise, working closely with IT staff to identify security issues early on. StackPath is leading this change by empowering organizations large and small to shift the conversation from security ‘buy-in’ to security ‘built in.’”
“We needed a robust solution that would provide top-notch security and keep our business up and running 24/7. As a customer service oriented business, we don’t have any excuses for network downtime or security issues that could impact our customers’ day-to-day business operations,” said Ben Gabler, CEO of Help.com. “We are proud to be one of the first customers to sign up with StackPath, as we have a long-standing relationship with the executive team who has proven to deliver cutting edge technologies well beyond the times, and we look forward to taking advantage of future services they are rolling out this year.”
Pricing and Availability
Every StackPath SecureCDN plan comes with these features at no additional cost: A brand new global content delivery network with more than 20 points of presence, fully articulable WAF, DDoS mitigation, real-time analytics and 24/7 support. StackPath’s global, flat pricing means customers pay one rate to serve all content no matter its request origin, route or destination. Plans are based on pre-paid bandwidth, start at just $20 per month and offer rates as low as two cents per gigabyte.