It all comes down to the speed of light. It always does. The speed of light limits the latency possible between someone using the Internet and the application they are accessing. It doesn’t matter if they are walking down the street hailing a car using a ride-sharing app, sitting
In the real world, tunnels are often carved out from the mass of something bigger - a hill, the ground, but also man-made structures. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Matt Brown In an abstract sense Cloudflare Warp is similar; its connection strategy punches a hole through firewalls and NAT,
Every day, close to 1 billion people watch video through Cloudflare. That’s 100 petabytes of video every month. Last year, video made up 73% of all internet traffic, which is why earlier today we announced Cloudflare Stream, an end to end video solution designed to bring instant video to
Cloudflare turns seven years old today. We launched on September 27, 2010. It was only a few days after our launch that we got our first request to support video streaming. Yet, until today, we'd avoided it. Why? Simply put: the video streaming market is screwed up. While there's a
Cloudflare’s customers recognize that they need to protect the confidentiality and integrity of communications with their web visitors. The widely accepted solution to this problem is to use the SSL/TLS protocol to establish an encrypted HTTPS session, over which secure requests can then be sent. Eavesdropping is protected
Today we announced Geo Key Manager, a feature that gives customers unprecedented control over where their private keys are stored when uploaded to Cloudflare. This feature builds on a previous Cloudflare innovation called Keyless SSL and a novel cryptographic access control mechanism based on both identity-based encryption and broadcast encryption.
When building a DDoS mitigation service it’s incredibly tempting to think that the solution is scrubbing centers or scrubbing servers. I, too, thought that was a good idea in the beginning, but experience has shown that there are serious pitfalls to this approach. A scrubbing server is a dedicated