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The Teams Dashboard: Finding a Product Voice

My name is Alice Bracchi, and I’m the technical and UX writer for Cloudflare for Teams, Cloudflare’s Zero Trust and Secure Web Gateway solution.Today I want to talk about product voice — what it is, why it matters, and how I set out to find a product voice for Cloudflare for Teams.On the Cloudflare for…

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Conntrack turns a blind eye to dropped SYNs

IntroWe have been working with conntrack, the connection tracking layer in the Linux kernel, for years. And yet, despite the collected know-how, questions about its inner workings occasionally come up. When they do, it is hard to resist the temptation to go digging for answers.One such question popped up while writing the previous blog post…

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Cloudflare recognized as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave for DDoS Mitigation Solutions

We’re thrilled to announce that Cloudflare has been named a leader in The Forrester WaveTM: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021. You can download a complimentary copy of the report here. According to the report, written by, Forrester Senior Analyst for Security and Risk, David Holmes, “Cloudflare protects against DDoS from the edge, and fast… customer…

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How to execute an object file: Part 1

Calling a simple function without linking When we write software using a high-level compiled programming language, there are usually a number of steps involved in transforming our source code into the final executable binary: First, our source files are compiled by a compiler translating the high-level programming language into machine code. The output of the…

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The Teams Dashboard: Behind the Scenes

Back in 2010, Cloudflare was introduced at TechCrunch Disrupt as a security and performance solution that took the tools of the biggest service providers and made them available to anyone online. But simply replicating these tools wasn’t enough — we needed to make them ridiculously easy to use.When we launched Cloudflare for Teams almost ten…

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Creating serendipity with Python

We’ve been experimenting with breaking up employees into random groups (of size 4) and setting up video hangouts between them. We’re doing this to replace the serendipitous meetings that sometimes occur around coffee machines, in lunch lines or while waiting for the printer. And also, we just want people to get to know each other.Which…

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Through the eyes of a Cloudflare Technical Support Engineer

This post originally appeared on Landing Jobs under the title Mission: Protect the Internet where you can find open positions at Cloudflare Lisbon.Justina Wong, Technical Support Team Lead in Lisbon, talks about what it’s like working at Cloudflare, and everything you need to know if you want to join us.Justina joined Cloudflare about three years…

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Using HPKE to Encrypt Request Payloads

The Managed Rules team was recently given the task of allowing Enterprise users to debug Firewall Rules by viewing the part of a request that matched the rule. This makes it easier to determine what specific attacks a rule is stopping or why a request was a false positive, and what possible refinements of a…

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