MAS Origin Protection
MAS Origin Protection is a built-in feature available to all MAS customers which protects your origin server(s) from receiving too many requests for new files. It works like this: When you upload a new file to your origin server and a user requests this file from MAS cache, a MAS node nearest to your user will make a request for the file to your origin server while pass-thru streaming the file to the end user. To protect your origin server(s) from requests which might be made for the same file but through a different MAS POP, the MAS caching system instructs all caching nodes in all our POPs to download and cache the file from the MAS node which made the origin request to your origin server. This means that your origin server will only be hit one time, by the MAS node which is nearest to your user.