July 06, 2018 1:00PM
How to drop 10 million packets per second
Internally our DDoS mitigation team is sometimes called "the packet droppers". When other teams build exciting products to do smart things with the traffic that passed through our network, we take joy in discovering novel ways of discarding it....
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June 01, 2018 1:13AM
Today we mitigated 188.8.131.52
Cloudflare is protected from attacks by the Gatebot DDoS mitigation pipeline. Gatebot performs hundreds of mitigations a day, shielding our infrastructure and our customers from L3 and L7 attacks....
May 21, 2018 8:41PM
Rate Limiting: Delivering more rules, and greater control
Speed & Reliability
With more and more platforms taking the necessary precautions against DDoS attacks like integrating DDoS mitigation services and increasing bandwidth at weak points, Layer 3 and 4 attacks are just not as effective anymore....
February 27, 2018 2:38PM
Memcrashed - Major amplification attacks from UDP port 11211
Over last couple of days we've seen a big increase in an obscure amplification attack vector - using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211. In the past, we have talked a lot about amplification attacks happening on the internet....
December 07, 2017 8:44PM
On the Leading Edge - Cloudflare named a leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions
Cloudflare has been recognized as a leader in the “Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017.”...
November 23, 2017 3:28AM
The New DDoS Landscape
News outlets and blogs will frequently compare DDoS attacks by the volume of traffic that a victim receives. Surely this makes some sense, right? The greater the volume of traffic a victim receives, the harder to mitigate an attack - right?...