Announcing New Features To Help Hosting Providers Run Their Own Reliable DNS Infrastructure

Published on by Dani Grant.

Over the last six years, we’ve built the tooling, infrastructure and expertise to run a DNS network that handles our scale - we’ve answered a few million DNS queries in the few seconds since you started reading this. DNS is the backbone of the internet. Every email, website visit, and API call ultimately begins with a DNS lookup. Internet is built on DNS, so every hosting…

Cloudflare Certifies Under the New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Published on by David Saunders.

Cloudflare has certified with the U.S. Department of Commerce for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. Beginning this summer, the U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting submissions to certify under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, a new mechanism by which European companies can transfer personal data to their counterparts in the United States. By certifying under Privacy Shield, Cloudflare is taking a strong and…

Rate Limiting: Live Demo

Published on by Timothy Fong.

Cloudflare helps customers control their own traffic at the edge. One of two products that we introduced to empower customers to do so is Cloudflare Rate Limiting*. CC BY 2.0 image by Brian Hefele Rate Limiting allows a customer to rate limit, shape or block traffic based on the rate of requests per client IP address, cookie, authentication token, or other attributes of the request. Traffic can…

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 your domain together with a few dozen other recently signed-up domains, and fire off a request to one…

Cloudflare Traffic Manager: The Details

Published on by Matt Silverlock.

Cloudflare's investment into building a large global network protects our customers from DDoS attacks, secures them with our Web Application Firewall and Universal SSL, as well as improving performance through our CDN and the many network-level optimizations we're constantly iterating on. Building on these products, we just introduced Cloudflare Traffic. To explain the benefits, we'll dive into the nitty-gritty details of how the monitoring and load-balancing features of…