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Limelight Helps Sophos Scale to Meet Increasing Global Software Update Delivery Demands


Sophos Leverages Limelight’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) to Publish Security Updates to Millions of Customers

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”) (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that Sophos has transitioned to the Limelight Orchestrate™ (“Orchestrate”) Delivery and Storage platform to deliver security and identity protection updates every four hours to millions of customers around the world.

“We needed a new solution to ensure seamless delivery in the background at all times to vigilantly protect our customers from constantly evolving security threats,” says Alastair Pooley, VP Data Centre Operations, Sophos. “The sad reality is that when the CDN platform does its job well, it is much like plumbing -- it just works! The data flows along the CDN and operates without interruption. That has been our experience with the Limelight Networks CDN.”

The solutions designed to protect organizations from security threats are frequently updated to protect increasingly complex networks and a wide range of types of devices. Sophos analysts monitor and research potential threats from around the globe as they happen and respond to new threats at all hours of the day, every day. They draw upon a multitude of data points, including millions of customer emails, URLS, and files that come into the labs each day, to develop new security definitions in real-time. Keeping pace with downloading these security updates would be an impossible task without a CDN that is scalable, reliable and fast.

“Limelight’s Orchestrate solutions combine the services, architecture and infrastructure Sophos needs to move their software updates from the cloud to their customers, consistently, securely and reliably,” said Robert Lento, CEO of Limelight Networks. “We’ve worked closely with Sophos to understand exactly how they wanted and needed to use our services, and executed a flawless migration from their previous vendor.”

The Orchestrate Delivery platform combines services along with the power of a global private network and unmatched scalable Orchestrate Cloud Storage capacity. For more information on the Orchestrate Delivery and Orchestrate Storage services, please visit

About Sophos
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.
Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, UK.

About Limelight
Limelight Networks Inc., (NASDAQ: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content, deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit, read our blog, follow us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.

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Source: Limelight Networks, Inc.