Site Shield map information updates

When Site Shield maps are initially provisioned, they are sized and set up based on the information you provide in the Site Shield Management application. As the properties change, edit your map to enter current data, so that your Site Shield maps can be adjusted.

Common reasons for editing your map are:

  • Traffic estimates (bandwidth and hits) no longer match prior estimates
  • Origin geography changed
  • End-user geography changed
  • Notification Email addresses changed
  • Site Shield behavior is added to a new property
  • Site Shield behavior was removed from a property
  • Hostnames or CP Codes in a given property were added or removed
  • Origin hostnames in a given property were added, removed, or changed
  • Changes made to hostnames, CP Codes, and origins within selected properties will appear on the Site Shield Management application’s Edit page

When you edit Site Shield map information and submit the map update, the map’s setup can be re-evaluated and adjusted to your needs. Also, when new origins are added to a property the Sure Route maps will be updated, which enhances the performance of the new origin.

Usually, the property changes won’t require a subsequent change to the firewall address list. If you are adding new origins to a property that are behind a new set of firewalls, you will have to add the addresses to your firewall to be protected.


Review your maps at least once a year to ensure that items like traffic levels are within expected ranges, and selected properties are correct.

If you anticipate your properties will see a dramatic increase in traffic (bandwidth or hits) in the near future, update your Site Shield map ahead of time. We will be able to re-evaluate the map’s setup and provide additional Site Shield capacity as needed. Such a change may result in an update to the addresses, requiring an update to your firewall.