What is Input Validation?

The Input Validation Cloudlet helps strengthen your web forms against abuse or monopolization from brute force and behavioral attackers. It does this by

  • validating form fields and values in incoming requests.
  • limiting the number of valid form submissions and invalid attempts per user. Requests are either denied (403) or redirected (302) to a custom “penalty box” once the limit is reached.

Input Validation can inspect POST requests with a Content-Type header of application/x-www-form-urlencoded and a maximum body size of 16 KB. Valid POST requests that exceed 16 KB are not processed by the Input Validation, but are sent forward through the network.

What is a Cloudlet?

A Cloudlet is a value-added application that complements Akamai’s core delivery solutions to solve specific business challenges. Cloudlets bring a site's business logic closer to the end user by placing it on the edge of the content delivery platform.