DataStream is now available for select beta customers!
DataStream offers real-time visibility into CDN behavior to support
your DevOps practices. Providing seamless access to data and
aggregated statistics through PUSH and PULL APIs, DataStream provides
users with Data Retention and Governance allowing users to control and
retain the data. Real-time insight provided through pre-aggregated
metrics from DataStream, instantaneously helps define the customer
experience on your application.
A wizard is now available for creating API definitions for behavioral
Previously, to protect an endpoint, an API definition had to be
created manually on the API Definitions page. Now, this is possible in
the Bot Manager user interface via a new wizard available in the “Bot
Detection Methods (Behavioral)” area.
Web Performance has published a set of new Reports with an improved
user experience. These reports are available under Monitor > Reporting
(Beta) for customers with the associated services.
Highlights of the new reporting experience include:
A new, consolidated “Reporting (Beta)” menu item under Monitor
instead of a different menu item for each report.
Flexibility to make CP Codes / Traffic Segments selections now offer
auto-complete search along with multi-select and multi-deselect
capabilities. Your previous filter selections are remembered and
applied each time you log in, by report.
Date/time selection that is paired with specific data granularities
and time zones.
Five-minute data granularity for one-day ranges with all time
One-hour data granularity for one-week ranges with all one-hour
One-day data granularity for one-month/year ranges with UTC
The ability to schedule whole reports, rather than a single widget
at a time. “Image” or CSV outputs are available.
Help now contains information on how to use filters, date/time
options, and other new features, along with concise explanations of
each report’s content.
Reports that request a large number of objects and/or days of data
prompt you to “Schedule Report” or allow you to “Run Anyway”.
SPDY was deprecated on March 15, 2017. The SPDY behavior has been
removed from the Property Manager catalog.
Improved Property Manager Activation!
We’re introducing capabilities for customers to go even faster when
deploying changes on our network. Today our activation times are ~10
minutes. To make this possible, we use a phased approach to propagate
your property’s configuration changes through the network to ensure
complete safety and reliability.
However, we want to encourage you to go EVEN faster by displaying
intermediate milestone within this process to you! First, we
prioritize deploying your changes on the portion of our network
serving your traffic so you can start validating changes within
minutes after you begin activation. As you continue your work, we
continue to work too - in the background deploying your change over
our entire network, and then running our safety checks. If we detect a
problem that could impact your site, we’ll automatically cancel the
activation and let you know.
Our enhanced tracking bar shows each stage of the process. This
provides you the benefit of monitoring our background tasks while
going about your workflows based on your preferences.
Activation Stages (NEW)
Stage 1 (Live): Deploying the property version to our edge servers
currently serving your traffic. After this stage is complete, you
can begin testing and validating your changes right away.
Stage 2 (Fully Deployed): Completing deployment to our
network. After this stage, your updates are now on our entire global
network (you can continue testing and validating your changes)
Stage 3 (Completed): Performing safety checks on this property
version to ensure your updates are successful before completing the
activation. If we detect a problem, the property automatically rolls
back to the last active version in minutes.
You can leverage all activation stages via the UI and PAPI.
Fast Fallback (new)
We recognize your need to continuously test and validate multiple
changes in your environment quickly. After an activation is complete,
you have a one-hour window to revert (fall back) the configuration to
your last (most recent) active property version in ~1 minute.
As an example, let’s say you just went live with version 4 of your
property’s configuration on our network, and then activated version 5
with some caching updates. Within a few minutes of version 5 going
active on our network, you notice something looks off; the last change
in your environment was this configuration update. Fast Fallback lets
you quickly revert to your last active property configuration and
Fast Fallback is available both the UI and PAPI.
NOTE: If you miss the one-hour window, and want to revert to a
previously active version, return to the Property Details page, select
the active version to which you want to revert, and activate it. Also
at least one complete activation needs to occur between successive
Fast Fallback executions.
Exceptions for Activation and Fast Fallback
Activations/Fallbacks will take about 45 mins for these scenarios:
New properties (This applies to first time activation.)
Property versions where a hostname was added or removed (The new
version has different hostname information than the property version
that is currently active on the network)
We are releasing several important improvements to the Property
Manager API (PAPI), including:
For better control around activations, PAPI now supports fast
fallback and early validation (see separate release notes for
details). Furthermore, fast activation (~2 minutes on staging and
~10 minutes on production) has recently been made available to all
customers, and is the default for all configuration changes unless
you’re adding or removing hostnames.
Resource prefixes (prp_1234, ctr_5678 etc) are now optional, making
it easier to build applications across PAPI and other Open APIs.
groupId and contractId query parameters are now optional for most
Search endpoint now includes the latest property version that was
saved, not only the versions active on staging or production. This
means you can find properties (by property name, hostnames and edge
hostnames) that have not yet been activated.
Validate only option. You can now submit a new config rule tree for
validation without creating a new property version.
Rule format v2017-06-19 was released a few months ago and has the
most up-to-date list of Property Manager features. If you are not
already using a fixed rule format, you should do so to prevent feature
changes from breaking your code. See the PAPI documentation on how to
Freeze a Rule Tree’s Feature
for more details. We intend to release a new rule format roughly every
All improvements are fully backwards compatible, so the PAPI version
number stays on v1.
Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP) now includes the following
ETP administrators can now schedule a daily or weekly report that
generates with alerts or all event data for the selected time
period. Reports are generated and emailed to users who an
administrator configures to receive scheduled report notifications.
From the Communication tab on the Utilities page, ETP administrators
can now easily provide email addresses for alert notifications. In
future releases, the improved design of the Communication tab will
allow administrators to configure notification emails for specific ETP
From the Sinkhole tab on the Utilities page, ETP administrators
complete a new process to create a custom sinkhole. ETP administrators
can also now modify a sinkhole policy assignment.
In an upcoming release, ETP administrators will be able to
download an OVA file to create a virtual machine that is
configured as a sinkhole in your network. The ETP sinkhole
receives suspicious or malicious traffic and identifies machines
that are infected with malware. To participate in the beta of the
ETP sinkhole feature, contact your account representative.
New reporting criteria or dimensions, including additional reporting
dimensions for DNS activity. On the DNS Activity page, users can now
view DNS activity data based on threat category and Autonomous System