Argo

Argo Smart Routing reduces Internet latency on average by 35%; connection errors by 27%

Content delivered from a customer server relies on the quality of established network paths for consistently fast performance. Traditional networking technologies utilize static routing information that can send content across slow and congested paths. Slow loading times and connection timeouts increase the likelihood of a poor user experience that can reduce revenue or damage brand reputation.

Cloudflare routes 10% of all HTTP/HTTPS Internet traffic providing Argo with real-time intelligence on the true speed of network paths. Argo's smart routing algorithm uses this information to route traffic across the fastest paths available, and maintains open, secure connections to eliminate latency imposed by connection setup. Argo’s tiered caching technology uses regional tier 1 Cloudflare data centers to propagate content to Cloudflare’s global network of 154+ Data Centers, minimizing requests to servers and reducing costs.

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“With Argo, we decreased latency by up to 36 percent and saw 42 percent fewer timeouts, meaning more matches and better connections for our users”
ALEX DUMITRIU
CIO OkCupid
“International growth is a big focus for us, and with Argo, we've seen that students in Brazil are able to access Quizlet 47 percent faster”
MATTHEW GLOTZBACH
CEO Quizlet

Argo Smart Routing

Load times can't be slow

With almost half of online consumers saying they will abandon a page that takes more than 2 seconds to load, speed has emerged as one of the most straightforward ways to compete in the crowded, hypercompetitive online marketplace. Argo improves performance by routing visitors through the least congested and most reliable paths using Cloudflare's private network.

  • Congestion Avoidance: Routing decisions using real-time network conditions
  • Persistent Connections: Minimize latency imposed by TCP connection setup
  • Private Network: Traffic is routed over Cloudflare’s private network instead of the open internet
  • Tiered Caching: Tier 1 data centers propagate content to a global network of 154 data Centers

Security Included

Argo Tunnel is included with Argo Smart Routing.

In conjunction with Cloudflare’s security services, Tunnel offers an additional layer of protection to keep Internet applications available by protecting them from IP address exposure and DDoS attacks.

Using a lightweight agent installed on the origin infrastructure (including container or virtual machine), Cloudflare creates an encrypted tunnel between the nearest Cloudflare data center and the web server’s origin without opening a public inbound port.

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Cloudflare Argo avoids congestion

Faster Loading Times

Cloudflare routes more than 10% of all HTTP/HTTPS Internet traffic, providing Argo with real-time intelligence on the fastest network paths

Cloudflare Argo reuses connections

Increased Reliability

Argo’s live view of Internet outages enables it to route around cable cuts, packet loss and congestion.

Cloudfare Argo works on Cloudflare's private network

Ensured Security

All Argo traffic is encrypted across Cloudflare’s network, ensuring a high degree of confidence in its security

Cloudflare Argo tiered caching

Reduced Costs

Minimizes static content requests to the origin server reducing latency, server load, and bandwidth usage

“With Argo enabled, we’ve seen request times to LuckyVitamin.com drop by 26 percent, translating into an improved shopping experience for our customers that helps us grow our online business”
SAM WOLF
Founder & Chief Wellness Spreader LuckyVitamin
“We're in a constant search for ways to improve our product experience at Discord… Argo allowed us to cut our load times by an average of 33 milliseconds with no development effort by our team”
STANISLAV VISHNEVSKIY
CTO Discord

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Cloudflare Features

Cloudflare's Performance and Security Services work in conjunction to reduce latency of websites, mobile applications, and APIs end-to-end, while protecting against DDoS attack, abusive bots, and data breach.

Performance

Cloudflare Performance Services improve conversions, reduce churn, and improve visitor experiences by accelerating web and mobile performance, while keeping applications available.

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    With 154 data centers across 74 countries, Cloudflare’s Anycast CDN caches static content at the edge, reducing latency by delivering assets as close as geographically possible to visitors.
  • Website Optimizations

    Cloudflare includes a suite of web optimizations to improve the performance of Internet assets. Optimizations include the latest web standards, such as HTTP/2 and TLS 1.3, as well as proprietary enhancements for images and mobile device visitors.
  • DNS

    Cloudflare is the fastest managed DNS provider in the world, routing over 39% of all global DNS traffic. Cloudflare has multiple ways to achieve maximum performance for online assets.
  • Load Balancing

    Cloudflare Load Balancing provides load balancing, geo-steering, monitoring and failover for single, hybrid-cloud, and multi-cloud environments, enhancing performance and availability.
  • Argo Smart Routing

    Argo Smart Routing improves Internet asset performance on average of 35% by routing visitors through the least congested and most reliable paths on Cloudflare's private network.
  • Railgun

    Railgun compresses previously uncacheable web objects up to 99.6% by leveraging techniques similar to those used in the compression of high-quality video. This results in an average 200% additional performance increase.
  • Stream

    Cloudflare Stream makes streaming high quality video at scale, easy and affordable.
  • Workers

    Cloudflare Workers let developers run JavaScript Service Workers in Cloudflare's 154 data centers around the world.
  • Mobile SDK

    Cloudflare’s Mobile SDK provides visibility into application performance and load times across any global carrier network.

Security

Cloudflare Security Services reduce the risk of lost customers, declining revenues, and degraded brand by protecting against DDoS attacks, abusive bots, and data breach.

  • Anycast Network

    With 154 data centers across 74 countries and 20 Tbps of capacity, Cloudflare’s Anycast network absorbs distributed attack traffic by dispersing it geographically, while keeping Internet properties available and performant.
  • DNSSEC

    DNSSEC is the Internet’s non-spoofable caller ID. It guarantees a web application’s traffic is safely routed to the correct servers so that a site’s visitors are not intercepted by a hidden “man-in-the-middle” attacker.
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)

    Cloudflare’s enterprise-grade web application firewall (WAF) detects and block common application layer vulnerabilities at the network edge, utilising the OWASP Top 10, application-specific and custom rulesets.
  • Rate Limiting

    Rate Limiting protects critical resources by providing fine-grained control to block or qualify visitors with suspicious request rates.
  • SSL / TLS

    Transport Security Layer (TLS) encryption enables HTTPS connections between visitors and origin server(s), preventing man-in-the-middle attacks, packet sniffing, the display of web browser trust warnings, and more.
  • Secure Registrar

    Cloudflare is an ICANN accredited registrar, protecting organizations from domain hijacking with high-touch, online and offline verification for any changes to a registrar account.
  • Orbit

    Cloudflare Orbit solves security-related issues for Internet of Things devices at the network level.
  • Argo Tunnel

    Cloudflare creates an encrypted tunnel between its nearest data center and an application’s origin server without opening a public inbound port.
  • Workers

    Cloudflare Workers let developers run JavaScript Service Workers in Cloudflare's 154 data centers around the world.
  • Access

    Secure, authenticate, and monitor user access to any domain, application, or path on Cloudflare.
  • Spectrum

    Spectrum protects TCP applications and ports from volumetric DDoS attacks and data theft by proxying non-web traffic through Cloudflare’s Anycast network.

Cloudflare Pricing

Everyone’s Internet application can benefit from using Cloudflare.
Pick a plan that fits your needs.

Free $ 0 /mo, per website
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For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

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The Free Plan includes all of these features:
  • Unmetered Mitigation of DDoS
  • Global CDN
  • Shared SSL certificate
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 3 page rules
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Pro $ 20 /mo per website
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For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.

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The Pro Plan includes everything in Free, and:
  • Web application firewall (WAF) with Cloudflare rulesets
  • Image optimizations with Polish™
  • Mobile optimizations with Mirage™
  • I'm Under Attack™ mode
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 20 page rules
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Business $ 200 /month per website
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For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance, PCI compliance, and prioritized email support.

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The Business Plan includes everything in Pro, and:
  • Web application firewall (WAF) with 25 custom rulesets
  • Custom SSL certificate upload
  • PCI compliance thanks to Modern TLS Only mode and WAF
  • Bypass Cache on Cookie
  • Accelerate delivery of dynamic content with Railgun™
  • Prioritized email support
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • 50 page rules
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For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, prioritized 24/7/365 phone, email, or chat support, and guaranteed uptime.

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The Enterprise Plan everything in Business, and:
  • 24/7/365 enterprise-grade phone, email, and chat support
  • 100% uptime guarantee with 25x reimbursement SLA
  • Enterprise-grade DDoS protection with network prioritization
  • Advanced web application firewall (WAF) with unlimited custom rulesets
  • Multiuser role-based account access
  • Multiple custom SSL certificate uploads
  • Access to Raw Logs
  • Access to account Audit Logs
  • Dedicated solution and customer success engineers
  • Access to China CDN data centers (Additional Cost)
  • 100 page rules
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Free

$ 0 / month
 
For personal websites, blogs, and anyone who wants to explore Cloudflare.

Pro

$ 20 / month
per domain
For professional websites, blogs, and portfolios requiring basic security and performance.

Business

$ 200 / month
per domain
For small eCommerce websites and businesses requiring advanced security and performance, PCI compliance, and prioritized email support.

Enterprise

Contact Us
 
For companies requiring enterprise-grade security and performance, prioritized 24/7/365 phone, email, or chat support, and guaranteed uptime.

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