To what extent have content owners entrusted 3rd party CDNs with their private keys?
Hi David Lerner,
I see three aspects of your posting:
regarding 1.) I would only want to speak for Akamai in this concern. Akamai will never allow importing of server certificates provided by its customers, and therefor Akamai never requires its customers to send their private keys. Typically Akamai will generate a CSR on behalf of the customer and then either send the CSR to our preferred Certificate Authority for signing (e.g. producing the certificate) or pass it on to the customer (if they want to use their preferred Certificate Authority for getting the CSR signed). Akamai will naturally have the necessary private key then for installing the returned certificate.
regarding 2. and 3.) This goes beyond my area of expertise. I will try to pull in someone to help with that.
Akamai's [state of the internet] space owners: Would you be able to comment on points 2. and 3. on the above discussion? (refer first reply)
In general, measures of X across the global Internet, or across the whole Web, are incredibly hard to come by, since there's no way to have a accurate meta-perspective on things. While some have estimated in the past that 50-60% of Web traffic is delivered by CDNs, it's incredibly hard to verify that claim, and breaking down by HTTP/HTTPS is likely to be **** near impossible. From an HTTP/2 perspective, I suspect that over time, it will grow to track closely to the over Web/CDN traffic split, though that will require all of the major CDN providers to roll out support for H2, make it easy/automatic to activate for new properties, and upgrade existing customers.
To rephrase, then... What percentage of the web browsing traffic that Akamai handles is HTTPS today and what percentage of overall web traffic (either worldwide or just in the US) does Akamai estimate that it is accelerating?
A quick look at the network traffic data that I have access to indicates that ~15-20% of our traffic at any given time is HTTPS. I don't have the latest estimates at hand for the estimated percentage of traffic that Akamai accelerates, but Taking Data to the Edge: CDN's Role Grows in the Data Center | Data Center Knowledge notes that a Cisco report predicts that "content delivery networks will carry over half of internet traffic by 2019. Globally, 62% of all internet traffic will cross content delivery networks by 2019, up from 39 percent in 2014."
I'm particularly interested in better understanding the %HTTPS for web
browsing that is handled by CDNs, excluding video. Is that data also
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