Now faster, safer and more accessible

Our new partnership with a leading international Internet company means a better reading experience for visitors.

January 12, 2013 01:42
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After long months of planning, testing and execution, The Jerusalem Post is delighted to announce it is now partnering with leading international internet company Akamai to provide visitors in every corner of the globe with a faster and smoother reading experience.

The Jerusalem Post has readers all over the world, and in order to ensure that every one of them will be able to enjoy at an accessible and reasonable rate, we have now moved to Akamai’s most cutting-edge Content Delivery Network, or CDN,” says Jerusalem Post Chief Technical Officer Yossi Aviv.

“This means that as an alternative to connecting to the Jerusalem Post's own servers, a cached version of the entire website is sent to the 100,000 plus servers of Akamai, which are located all over the world. And this means that every reader, wherever they may be, will be able to access the site quickly and easily.

“Users will now be reading through servers based in their own country, and often in their own state or even own city. For example, those in the New York area will be accessing American servers, and those in Toronto will be using Canadian servers. The download time and response time are far, far quicker. Of course, the speed also depends on the user's individual internet connection, but those with broadband or other modern internet infrastructure will see that we have cut the time it takes to load by more than half.

“And because we are now partnering with Akamai, not only is there a dramatic reduction in the time it takes to load the site, but for this is a significant upgrade in our security - we are now far less vulnerable to hacking attempts which could target the website, thanks to Akamai's built-in cyber-defense systems."

Akamai's innovative system allows it to detect and avoid Internet trouble spots and vulnerabilities, ensuring websites perform to their full capabilities. Akamai handles trillions of Internet actions each day, handling some 30 percent of the entire world's Web traffic.

The company is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has 2,800 employees, operating more than 119,000 servers in 80 countries. It is listed on the NASDAQ, and had annual revenue of $1.16 billion in 2011.

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