Do the ChaCha: better mobile performance with cryptography

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

CC BY-ND 2.0 image image by Clinton Steeds CloudFlare is always trying to improve customer experience by adopting the latest and best web technologies so that our customers (and their visitors) have a fast and a secure web browsing experience. More and more web sites are now using HTTPS by default. This sea change has been spearheaded by many groups including CloudFlare enabling free SSL for millions…

End of the road for RC4

Published on by John Graham-Cumming.

Today, we completely disabled the RC4 encryption algorithm for all SSL/TLS connections to CloudFlare sites. It's no longer possible to connect to any site that uses CloudFlare using RC4. Over a year ago, we disabled RC4 for connections for TLS 1.1 and above because there were more secure algorithms available. In May 2014, we deprecated RC4 by moving it to the lowest priority in our list…

SSL Week Means Less Weak SSL

Published on by Matthew Prince.

{<1>} I'm excited to announce that today kicks off SSL Week at CloudFlare. Over the course of this week, we'll make a series of announcements on what we're doing to improve encryption on the Internet. Inherently, for encryption to be the most effective, it has to meet three criteria: 1) it needs to be easy and inexpensive to use; 2) it needs to be fast so…

Get Started with CloudFlare ServerShield for Plesk

Published on by Ashley Gorringe.

ServerShield makes it easy to activate CloudFlare and StopTheHacker. CloudFlare has partnered with Parallels, the leading hosting solutions provider, to make server protection, content acceleration and malware removal easier than ever. We recently launched CloudFlare ServerShield® to all Plesk 12 users as an extension. ServerShield combines the performance and security features of CloudFlare with the malware scanning and removal solution of StopTheHacker. Whether you are a hosting provider…

Updating the DNS Registration Model to Keep Pace with Today’s Internet.

Published on by Ólafur Guðmundsson.

CloudFlare is, arguably, the largest third-party DNS Authoritative operator in the world. We manage well over 1 million domains and have registrations in almost every TLD open for registrations. Our role as a DNS operator is to maintain customer information and publish their records in the global DNS. In this blog, we’ll introduce a significant problem that DNS operators like CloudFlare face when trying to provide the…