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Come join us at Cloudflare Connect New York this Thursday!

Come join us at Cloudflare Connect New York this Thursday!
Come join us at Cloudflare Connect New York this Thursday!

We take a break from Platform Week to share big news – we’re going to New York this week for our Cloudflare Connect customer event.

We’re packing our bags, getting on planes and heading to New York to do our first live customer event since 2019 and we could not be more excited.  It is time with you – the people building, delivering and securing the apps and networks we know and trust – that are the inspiration for the innovation we deliver.  We can’t wait to spend time with you.

Our co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince will kick off the day with his view from the top.  We’ll then be breaking out into focused conversations to dig in on our latest product news and roadmaps.

Excited about what we’re talking about for Platform Week?  Come chat with the Workers team in person and hear more about the roadmap.

Intrigued by the latest DDoS stats we posted and want to learn more?  Meet with the team analyzing the attacks and learn about where we go from here.

Not sure where to start your Zero Trust journey?  We’ll talk you through what we’re seeing and introduce you to other customers who Continue reading

The secret to Cloudflare’s pace of Innovation

The secret to Cloudflare’s pace of Innovation
The secret to Cloudflare’s pace of Innovation

We are 11! And we also may be a little bleary-eyed and giddy from a week of shipping.

The secret to Cloudflare’s pace of Innovation

Our Birthday Weeks are one of my favorite Cloudflare traditions — where we release innovations that help to build a better Internet. Just this week we tackled email security, expanded our network into office buildings, and entered into the Web3 world.

The secret to Cloudflare’s pace of Innovation

But these weeks also precipitate the most common questions I’m asked from my product and engineering peers across the industry: how do we do it? How do we get so much stuff out so quickly? That we are able to innovate — and innovate so quickly — is no happy accident. In fact, this capability has been very deliberately built into the DNA of Cloudflare. I want to touch on three of the reasons unique to us: one relates to our people, one relates to our technology, and one relates to our customers.

Cultivating curiosity

The seeds of innovative ideas start with our team. One of the core things we look for when hiring in every role at Cloudflare — be it engineering and product or sales or account — is curiosity. We seek people who approach a situation Continue reading

On the Leading Edge – Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions

On the Leading Edge - Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions

On the Leading Edge - Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions

Cloudflare has been recognized as a leader in the “Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017.”

The DDoS landscape continues to evolve. The increase in sophistication, frequency, and range of targets of DDoS attacks has placed greater demands on DDoS providers, many of which were evaluated in the report.

This year, Cloudflare received the highest scores possible in 15 criteria, including:

  • Length of Implementation
  • Layers 3 and 4 Attacks Mitigation
  • DNS Attack Mitigation
  • IoT Botnets
  • Multi-Vector Attacks
  • Filtering Deployment
  • Secure Socket Layer Investigation
  • Mitigation Capacity
  • Pricing Model

We believe that Cloudflare’s position as a leader in the report stems from the following:

  • An architecture designed to address high-volume attacks. This post written in October 2016 provides some insight into how Cloudflare’s architecture scales to meet the most advanced DDoS attacks differently than legacy scrubbing centers.

  • In September 2017, due to the size and effectiveness of our network, we announced the elimination of “surge pricing” commonly found in other DDoS vendors by offering unmetered mitigation. Regardless of what Cloudflare plan a customer is on—Free, Pro, Business, or Enterprise—we will never terminate a customer or charge more based on the size of an attack.

  • Because we protect over 7 Continue reading