What is hwcdn.net [RESOLVED]

According to official Microsoft documentation the domain hwcdn.net is used by the Highwinds Content Delivery Network to perform Windows updates.

Highwinds Network Group, Inc. (Highwinds) is a company that was founded in 2002 and offers IP services including CDN (content delivery), cloud storage, IP transit, transport and colocation.

Microsoft has always used a combination of third-party content delivery networks including Akamai, Limelight, Level 3, EdgeCast, ChinaCache and Highwinds.

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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