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skyZIP increases browsing speed & saves your bandwidth

skyZIP increases browsing speed & saves your bandwidth

nynex skyZIP security & accelerating tool

The newest nynex tool called skyzip is securing & speeding up your browsing activities after being installed as a chrome or firefox add-on – other browsers will follow.

The tool is optimized for being used behind a satellite modem – but it may be helpful for terrestrial connections as well - as it is:

A. Reducing Data

The nynex skyZIP browser extension is reducing the satellite data usage by using our proxy servers to optimize webpages and . ata savings are at about 50%

Most web-sites are not speed-optimized – but with skyZIP images are transcoded to the WebP lossless format which is resulting in 80% smaller images.
Content compression – deleting of unnecessary information in HTML, Javascript and CSS resources which are not essential combined with gzip compression - is resulting in bandwidth savings for the users and operator.
The use of an optimized protocol which is also the basis for HTTP/2.0 is in use between your browser and our SKYzip proxy server farm.

B. Accelerating Requests

SkyZIP is multiplexing a number of requests and response streams in parallel over a single TCP connection which is reducing TCP handshake overhead. Additionally it is providing higher throughput by removing the TCP slow-start phase.
Over all skyZIP increases the loading speed of webpages on already TCP accelerated environments around 100% - on non TCP accelerated systems up to 1000%.
Secure connections (HTTPS) are routed from your browser to the destination by saving one roundtrip per DNS request.
DNS lookups are performed by our proxy servers, no need for your browser to wait for responses– this is also reducing the cpu load on the modem.

C. Securing & Encrypting Browsing

Harmful webpages are blocked automatically in our datacenter – this will safe bandwidth, increase the speed as well and will keep your computer away from phishing web-sites.
As satellite data can be physically received all over the footprint, encryption is the only possibility to secure communication from the remote to the hub:
By using the skyZIP browser add-on all web browsing traffic will be encrypted by using TLS 1.2 up to the NYNEX datacenter - even for unencrypted web-sites.

SkyZip is available as a browser add-on for firefox and chrome under:


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