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Cloudflare

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?

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 is done digitally.

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

Websites are stored on servers. Your company might have their own 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 obsticles might be in the way.

Adapting to a more global mindset means we have to think of the internet in geometric terms. We’re taught in geometry that 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’s Cloudflare 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 Delivery Network (CDN) and web optimization features.

With over 35% market share, Cloudflare runs the largest, fastest, and most 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 sole 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, the servers used by Cloudflare are protected by some pretty 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 being exchanged between you and your customers.

Cloudflare also give 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 largest 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 websites on their network

  • 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 most secure 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 bad traffic, customized rulesets to ensure that your legitimate visitors are not impacted, and insights to improve your security posture as attacks evolve

Performance

  • CDN - Moving content physically closer to visitors with their CDN is one of easiest way 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 actually 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 failover 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 normal mobile pages

Reliability

  • DNS - Cloudflare’s DNS service is powered by the same 102 data center network that powers their DDoS and CDN services. This 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 bad traffic, customized rulesets to ensure that your legitimate visitors are not impacted, and insights to improve your security posture as attacks evolve