Author Archives: Matt Lewis
Author Archives: Matt Lewis
We are excited to announce that as of today, network security teams can procure and use Magic Transit, Cloudflare’s industry-leading DDoS mitigation solution, and Kentik’s network observability as an integrated solution. We are excited to help our customers not just with technical simplicity, but business process simplicity as well.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are highly disruptive to businesses everywhere. According to the Cloudflare DDoS Attack Trends report, in the first half of 2021 the world witnessed massive ransomware and ransom DDoS attack campaigns that interrupted critical infrastructure, including oil pipelines, healthcare, and financial services. In the second half, we saw a growing swarm of attacks, including one of the most powerful botnets deployed (Meris), with record-breaking network-layer attacks observed on the Cloudflare network.
Along with an increase in severity, there is a proliferation of automated toolkits that make it simple and cheap for anyone to launch these attacks. Detecting and stopping these attacks manually is not effective, and network security engineers are increasingly turning to automated tools to help ensure network and application availability.
DDoS protection has evolved over the years from appliances to hybrid models to fully Internet-native solutions, like Continue reading
The Internet is built on a series of shared protocols, all working in harmony to deliver the collective experience that has changed the way we live and work. These open standards have created a platform such that a myriad of companies can build unique services and products that work together seamlessly. As a steward and supporter of an open Internet, we aspire to provide an interoperable platform that works with all the complementary technologies that our customers use across their technology stack. This has been the guiding principle for the multiple partnerships we have launched over the last few years.
One example is our Bandwidth Alliance — launched in 2018, this alliance with 18 cloud and storage providers aims to reduce egress fees, also known as data transfer fees, for our customers. The Bandwidth Alliance has broken the norms of the cloud industry so that customers can move data more freely. Since then, we have launched several technology partner programs with over 40+ partners, including:
Customers choose Cloudflare for our network performance, privacy and security. Cloudflare Network Interconnect is the best on-ramp for our customers to utilize our diverse product suite. In the past, we’ve talked about Cloudflare’s physical footprint in over 200+ data centers, and how Cloudflare Network Interconnect enabled companies in those data centers to connect securely to Cloudflare’s network. Today, Cloudflare is excited to announce expanded partnerships that allows customers to connect to Cloudflare from their own Layer 2 service fabric. There are now over 1,600 locations where enterprise security and network professionals have the option to connect to Cloudflare securely and privately from their existing fabric.
Since we launched Cloudflare Network Interconnect (CNI) in August 2020, we’ve been focused on extending the availability of Cloudflare’s network to as many places as possible. The initial launch opened up 150 physical locations alongside 25 global partner locations. During Security Week this year, we grew that availability by adding data center partners to our CNI Partner Program. Today, we are adding even more connectivity options by expanding Cloudflare availability to all of our partners’ locations, as well as welcoming CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange (OCX) and Infiny by Epsilon Continue reading