The Irony of Google’s HTTPS Mandate

With last week’s announcement that Google will start rewarding those sites with HTTPS security configurations with better search result rankings, many companies will now be faced with a difficult decision. HTTPS is used as an added layer of security to standard HTTP sites, and has become necessary for companies that…

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Dissecting DNS Communications

In our previous articles on DNS we gave an overview of the recursion process, but before we can go further on how DNS impacts performance, we need to understand how it the DNS protocol works. In the TCP/IP Protocol suite, DNS is an application layer protocol. DNS protocol relies on…

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