Posts by Patrick R. Donahue

Introducing SSL for SaaS

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

If you’re running a SaaS company, you know how important it is that your application is performant, highly available, and hardened against attack. Your customers—and your revenue stream—depend on it. Putting your app behind a solution such as Cloudflare is an obvious move for your own infrastructure,

Introducing Dedicated SSL Certificates

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

When we launched Universal SSL in September 2014 we eliminated the costly and confusing process of securing a website or application with SSL, and replaced it with one free step: sign up for Cloudflare. CC BY 2.0 image by JD Hancock When you complete the sign-up process, we batch

Change the (S)Channel! Deconstructing the Microsoft TLS Session Resumption bug

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

Initial Problem Report Several months ago we started hearing occasional reports from .NET developers that they were having trouble maintaining HTTPS sessions with one of our customer’s websites. Establishing connections worked just fine but they would periodically get disconnected, resulting in an exception that crashed their application. Around the

Introducing Partner Analytics

Published on by Patrick R. Donahue.

CloudFlare has over 5,000 hosting provider partners. Every day, thousands of our partners' customers take advantage of CloudFlare to help them be faster and more secure. The benefits to our partners aren't just happier customers, they also translate into real savings. In the last month, for instance, we saved