Kiev, Ukraine: CloudFlare’s 78th Data Center

Published on by Nitin Rao.

Здоровенькі були! CloudFlare just turned up our newest datacenter in Kiev, the capital and largest city of Ukraine. Kiev is an old city with more than 1,000 years of history. It was the capital of Kievan Rus’, an ancient country which is considered to be the ancestor of modern Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. If you visit the city by plane, you may be almost blinded by the…

Empty DDoS Threats: Meet the Armada Collective

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Beginning in March 2016, we began hearing reports of a gang of cybercriminals once again calling themselves the Armada Collective. The calling card of the gang was an extortion email sent to a wide variety of online businesses threatening to launch DDoS attacks if they weren't paid in Bitcoin. From The Wizard of Oz (1939) We heard from more than 100 existing and prospective CloudFlare customers who had…

Today Is A Big Day For Page Rules

Published on by Dani Grant.

Today we're releasing a whole suite of upgrades to page rules: API support, additional settings, pausing a page rule and a mobile-friendly design. Page Rules is the technology that allows you to configure your CloudFlare settings on a per-URL basis. It's often our most powerful feature, enabling CloudFlare domain owners to customize CloudFlare's functionality to exactly match their application's needs. Announcing API Support For Page Rules Page Rules…

IETF Hackathon: Getting TLS 1.3 working in the browser

Published on by Nick Sullivan.

Over the last few years, the IETF community has been focused on improving and expanding the use of the technical foundations for Internet security. Part of that work has been updating and deploying protocols such as Transport Layer Security (TLS), with the first draft of the latest version of TLS, TLS 1.3, published a bit more than two years ago on 17 April 2014. Since then, work…

New for Virtual DNS Customers: Self-Service Dashboard and APIs, and Two New Features

Published on by Dani Grant.

Today we're launching two new features and a brand new dashboard and API for Virtual DNS. Virtual DNS is CloudFlare’s DNS proxy that sits in front of some of the largest hosting providers in the world, shielding their DNS infrastructure from attacks and providing them with the DNS performance benefits of CloudFlare's network and caching. It's been a year since we launched Virtual DNS, and the service…