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Limelight Web Acceleration Services


Limelight Web Acceleration Services improve the performance of websites and applications by accelerating the interaction between users and your application infrastructure. They leverage the Orchestrate Platform and add functionality for optimizing and controlling the delivery and security of dynamic and static web content, media-rich web applications, and web data services.


Website and Application Acceleration

Integrated solution that accelerates dynamic content and optimizes the first, middle, and last mile to overcome network congestion and latency.

Rules at the Edge

High-density edge caching and on-the-fly modification of request and response elements using custom rules executed on the CDN server handling the request.

Website and Application Device Detection

Identification of device (through request header) with configurable actions based on results such as delivering device-specific content from among multiple web page versions.

Image Optimizations

GZIP compression for content such as text, PDF, CSS, and JavaScript, and on-the-fly compression of dynamic content to decrease page load sizes up to 70%.

GZIP at the Edge

Object compression at the CDN edge enabling clients supporting compression to receive a compressed object.


HTTP Verbs (methods) supported by the CDN edge.

Security and Protection

Integrated security services such as DDoS Attack Interceptor and Web Application Firewall keep websites available to users.

“If you haven’t got a CDN that protects you from traffic spikes that can come at you like a big tsunami wave, you will find that you will have outages.”

Challenges Delivering Complex Websites and Apps

Web pages are increasing in size and complexity due to more objects and content types. The result is longer page load time. Longer load times increase the risk of abandonment. Making matters worse, growing amounts of video and software download traffic are increasing network congestion and internet latency. As users become globally distributed, and the diversity of connected devices continues to grow, the number of delivery formats that have to be supported multiplies. Even with all of the challenges that come with content delivery, expectations for a great quality of experience have not changed.

How Limelight Web Acceleration Services Solve These Challenges

Limelight Web Acceleration Services address the challenges in delivering complex website content, ensuring web pages and apps are delivered to users on virtually any device, anywhere, with fast page load times. Our acceleration services work hand-in-hand with our Content Delivery Services to cache static objects and accelerate dynamic content. Delivery speed is improved through first-mile, middle-mile, and last-mile optimization. Device detection provides the ability to deliver specific content in the correct format to all user devices, ensuring a superior user experience, while integration with the Limelight global CDN ensures security and availability of your content as users interact with it.

Business Benefits

It starts with reaching your audience:

Increase Revenue Opportunities

By reducing the amount of time it takes for pages to load, you lessen the chances of early abandonment.

Higher Conversion Rates

When the web page content is delivered right the first time, users can take action faster

Enhance Your Brand

Delivering relevant content with crisp images and video drives longer user engagement with your site on targeted content for a great user experience.