Challenges

Increasing Internet Security Pressures

Greater attack surface area from more public APIs, moving to the cloud, and increasing third-party integrations

Stronger and more sophisticated attackers

Greater scrutiny by government and media around data, privacy and internet security

Websites and applications require the resilience and intelligence of a scalable network to combat the biggest and newest attacks. It’s important to ensure that performance is never sacrificed for security and that systems have easy setup and configuration, avoiding configuration errors which can introduce security vulnerabilities.

Solutions

Cloudflare Security Services

Mitigate DDoS Attacks

Protect applications, websites, and APIs from malicious traffic targeting network and application layers, to maintain availability and performance, while containing operating costs.

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Prevent Customer Data Breach

Prevent attackers from compromising sensitive customer data, such as user credentials, credit card information, and other personally identifiable information.

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Block Malicious Bot Abuse

Block abusive bots from damaging Internet properties through content scraping, fraudulent checkout, and account takeover.

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Benefits

Cloudflare Security

Scale

Cloudflare’s 118 data center Anycast network with 10 Tbps capacity can defend against volumetric attacks 10x bigger than the largest DDoS attack ever recorded. By observing over 300B request per day — 10% of the world’s HTTP Internet traffic — Cloudflare proactively defends against threats by learning from attacks targeting 6 million customers on its network.

Ease of Use

Setting up Cloudflare takes as little as 5 minutes. Cloudflare’s ease of use enables companies to expand Internet security policy responsibilities across more employees, reduce time to deploy new policies, and improve timely adjustments to the security posture of complex applications.

Integrated Security & Performance

Cloudflare removes the need to sacrifice performance for security. Instead of decreasing performance, Cloudflare’s security features can increase application performance because of low-latency security services integrated with traffic acceleration.

Knowing that we don’t have to worry about DDoS attacks against our API and gateway servers gives us the peace of mind to focus on improving our product.
Stanislav Vishnevskiy
CTO of Discord

Trusted by over 6,000,000 customers

Cloudflare Features

Cloudflare protects all Internet assets on its network, while eliminating security-related performance trade-offs through its suite of performance improving functionalities.

Performance

Cloudflare Performance Services help to speed up Internet assets, resulting in better SEO, reduced customer churn, increased conversions, and improved visitor experiences.

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

    With 118 data centers across 58 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 38% 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 video easy by handling data storage, media encoding, content embedding and playing, regional delivery, and analytics.

Security

Cloudflare Security Services help to reduce the risk of losing customers, revenues, and trustworthiness of brand by protecting against DDoS attacks, abusive bots, and data compromise.

  • Anycast Network

    With 118 data centers across 58 countries and 10 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.
  • Warp

    Automatically secure, accelerate, route, and load balance applications and services without directly exposing them to the internet.
  • Workers

    Cloudflare Workers let developers run JavaScript Service Workers in Cloudflare's 118 data centers around the world.