We built Access to solve a problem here at Cloudflare: our VPN. Our team members hated the slowness and inconvenience of VPN but, that wasn’t the issue we needed to solve. The security risks posed by a VPN required a better solution.
Since leaving beta three weeks ago, Cloudflare Access has become our fastest-growing subscription service. Every day, more teams are using Access to leave their VPN behind and connect to applications quickly and securely from anywhere in the world.
Using a VPN is painful: Logging-in interrupts your workflow. You have to remember a separate set of credentials, which your administrator has to manage. If you are away from the office, the VPN slows you down. Beyond just inconvenience, a VPN can pose a real security risk.
We're excited to announce that CloudFlare has acquired the Trusted Computing and virtual private network (VPN) as a service company CryptoSeal.