Rate limiting is a feature that allows control over the rate at which requests are accepted from end users.
It enables you to define and enforce request limits based on specific criteria such as IP addresses, geographic locations and type of content.
For example, it’s possible to set thresholds for the maximum number of requests allowed per unit of time. When a user exceeds the defined limit, the CDN will respond with a customized error message or status code.
This feature enhances security and maintains optimal performance by allowing you to tailor-request limits according to specific requirements, ensuring authentic access to resources while simultaneously enacting rules to mitigate against potential risks.