The Media Foundation is excited to be sponsoring Let’s Encrypt, the world’s largest certificate authority. Part of the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), Let’s Encrypt currently provides certificates for more than 250 million websites, constantly innovating towards a more secure web.
Let’s Encrypt <> Media Foundation
Both Let’s Encrypt and the ACME protocol are a crucial part of Media Network, as these are used to issue certificates at the edge for newly created CDN resources. That’s why we are supporting their work for one year. We believe that giving back to the open-source software we depend upon is not only good business, but good for the Internet and all the people using it.
HTTPS: protecting the integrity of your websites
HTTPS helps prevent intruders from tampering with the communications between your websites and your users’ browsers. Some of them include intentionally malicious attackers and legitimate but intrusive companies, such as ISPs or hotels. Intruders exploit unprotected communications to trick your website visitors into giving up sensitive information, installing malware, or inserting their advertisements into your resources. Some third parties inject advertisements into websites that potentially break user experiences and create security vulnerabilities. HTTPS only works if the site has an SSL/TLS certificate.
How Let’s Encrypt makes the web a safer place.
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA) run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt makes it possible to get HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites for free, making the Web more secure by default. For more information on how Let’s Encrypt works, visit: https://letsencrypt.org.
About Media Network
Media Network is a protocol that foregoes traditional centralized CDN approaches and opts for a self-governed, community-powered alternative. We’ve created a decentralized bandwidth market that enables anyone to hire or provide resources from the network as the demand for last-mile content delivery fluctuates.