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Cloudflare

Website Optimization & Protection in the Cloud

Protecting millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services and other properties connected to the Internet with scalable benefits on growing data center footprint.

Why it's Important to Protect Your Website:

With the creation of the Internet, we’ve become a part of a larger world. Companies don’t just do business with their neighbors anymore. It’s a global economy, and a lot of the business done in that global economy occurs digitally.

Since we’re part of a global economy that does business digitally, it makes sense that we should adapt to a universal mindset when it comes to how we use technology. One of the ways we need to adjust our thinking is in regards to how and where we host our websites.

Websites live on servers. Your company might have their dedicated server rack on site, or it might utilize a server farm in a remote location. Either way, that server is connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) aka The Cloud.

In turn, your customers access your information via their internet browser. Speed and security can vary depending on how far away they are away from your website’s point of origin and what potential service related obstacles might be in the way.

Adapting to a more global mindset means we have to think of the internet in geometric terms. Geometry teaches us the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That applies to online communication as well. The closer the two points, the faster information can travel.

Cloudflare allows you to close the gap between the two points securely.

How Cloudflare is Different:


Cloudflare operates on four basic principles:
  1. Security
  2. Performance
  3. Reliability
  4. Insight

Cloudflare’s WAF, DDoS protection, and SSL services defend website owners and their visitors from all types of online threats while dramatically improving website performance through their global Content Distribution Network (CDN) and web optimization features.

With over 35% market share, Cloudflare runs the most extensive, fastest, and reliable managed DNS service in the world. Cloudflare’s network helps identify visitor and bot behavior that isn’t accessible to conventional analytics technologies.

Using Cloudflare allows you to leverage multiple servers that are located all over the world to securely cache your data and offer it up when requested at a faster speed than if you just relied on your company’s single hosting location.

Doesn’t it make sense to leverage a server that’s closer to your customer? You’ve still got the two points, but the length of the line between them has shrunk. That means you can do business even faster.

Likewise, Cloudflare's protects its servers with some heavy-duty security protocols like Web Application Firewalls (WAF), Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection and Secure Socket Layers (SSL). All of these things protect the data you with your customers.

Cloudflare also gives you incredible analytical tools that show you where your traffic is coming from and who might be trying to access your information for nefarious purposes.

Security. Performance. Reliability. Insight.

Benefits:

Security

DDoS Protection - Their enterprise-class DDoS protection network has 20 times more capacity than the most massive DDoS attack ever recorded. Operating at the network edge, it protects against all forms of DDoS attacks.

WAF - Their web application firewall benefits from the collective intelligence of their entire network. When we identify a new threat from one website, we can automatically block it from the other 5.5 million sites on the web.

SSL - HTTPS is a must-have for modern websites, and Cloudflare makes it easy to configure SSL. No need to worry about installation issues, expiring certificates, or optimizing your SSL settings

Secure Registrar - Registering your domain through Cloudflare is the safest way to protect your trademark from domain hijacking

Dedicated SSL Certificates - With a few clicks within the Cloudflare dashboard, you can easily and quickly issue new certificates, securely generate private keys and more. Dedicated SSL Certificates are available for purchase on all Cloudflare pricing plans.

Rate Limiting - Rate Limiting gives you granular controls to detect lousy traffic, customized rule-sets to ensure nothing impacts your legitimate visitors, and insights to improve your security posture as attacks evolve

Performance

CDN - Moving content physically closer to visitors with their CDN is one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of your website and reduce load on your web servers

Website Optimization - Cloudflare lets you automatically enable the latest in web technologies. Their web optimization features cover everything from mobile image optimization to aggressive GZIP and HTTP/2.

DNS - Cloudflare is one of the fastest managed DNS providers in the world. The same 102 data center network that powers their CDN dramatically speeds up domain resolution for your website’s visitors.

SSL - Modern SSL isn’t just for security—it can improve the performance of your website by leveraging features like OCSP stapling, session resumption, HTTP/2, and TLS 1.3

Dedicated SSL Certificates - With a few clicks within the Cloudflare dashboard, you can easily and quickly issue new certificates, securely generate private keys and more. Dedicated SSL Certificates are available for purchase on all Cloudflare pricing plans.

Load Balancing - Cloudflare Load Balancing provides load balancing, geo-steering, monitoring and fail-over for your Internet-facing infrastructure enhancing service availability

Accelerated Mobile Links - Accelerated Mobile Links, powered by AMP technology, activates AMP-enabled links across your entire website, loading them 3-5x faster than regular mobile pages.

Reliability

DNS - Cloudflare’s powers its DNS service with the same 102 data center network that powers their DDoS and CDN services. This service not only improves DNS resolution times but also makes DNS-related attacks and outages a thing of the past.

China Network - Cloudflare’s China service optimizes Internet connections in mainland China, dramatically improving the viewing experience for visitors in China.

Predictable Bandwidth Costs - Cloudflare believe’s that you should never be surprised by your monthly bill. Their flat-rate pricing structure makes your CDN and DDoS bandwidth expenses predictable.

Insights

Enterprise Logs - For enterprise customers, we can provide consolidated logs from around the world. These are very rich, containing detailed information about every request and response.

Threats - When we identify requests that are threats, we log them and block them. That means we not only protect your site but also provide insight into the malicious activity we’re seeing.

Rate Limiting - Rate Limiting gives you granular controls to detect harmful traffic, customized rulesets to ensure that nothing impacts your legitimate visitors, and insights to improve your security posture as attacks evolve