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Releasing kubectl support in Access

Starting today, you can use Cloudflare Access and Argo Tunnel to securely manage your Kubernetes cluster with the kubectl command-line tool.We built this to address one of the edge cases that stopped all of Cloudflare, as well as some of our customers, from disabling the VPN. With this workflow, you can add SSO requirements and…

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Stream Firewall Events directly to your SIEM

The highest trafficked sites using Cloudflare receive billions of requests per day. But only about 5% of those requests typically trigger security rules, whether they be “managed” rules such as our WAF and DDoS protections, or custom rules such as those configured by customers using our powerful Firewall Rules and Rate Limiting engines.When enforcement is…

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Internet performance during the COVID-19 emergency

A month ago I wrote about changes in Internet traffic caused by the COVID-19 emergency. At the time I wrote:Cloudflare is watching carefully as Internet traffic patterns around the world alter as people alter their daily lives through home-working, cordon sanitaire, and social distancing. None of these traffic changes raise any concern for us. Cloudflare’s…

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How To Use 1.1.1.1 w/ WARP App And Cloudflare Gateway To Protect Your Phone From Security Threats

Cloudflare Gateway protects users and devices from security threats, starting with your local network. We are bringing that same level of security to your mobile devices with the 1.1.1.1 w/ WARP app. Wherever your devices connect, they can block the same types of threats that Gateway keeps off your home or office WiFi.The 1.1.1.1 w/…

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Moving from reCAPTCHA to hCaptcha

We recently migrated the CAPTCHA provider we use from Google’s reCAPTCHA to a service provided by the independent hCaptcha. We’re excited about this change because it helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service that we’ve had for some time and also gives us more flexibility to customize the CAPTCHAs we…

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Internship Experience: Cryptography Engineer

Back in the summer of 2017 I was an intern at Cloudflare. During the scholastic year I was a graduate student working on automorphic forms and computational Langlands at Berkeley: a part of number theory with deep connections to representation theory, aimed at uncovering some of the deepest facts about number fields. I had also…

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Rolling With The Punches: Shifting Attack Tactics & Dropping Packets Faster & Cheaper At The Edge

On Cloudflare’s 8th birthday in 2017, we announced free unmetered DDoS Protection as part of all of our plans, regardless if you’re an independent blogger using WordPress on Cloudflare’s Free plan or part of a large enterprise operating global network infrastructures. Our DDoS protection covers attack vectors on Layers 3-7; whether highly distributed and volumetric…

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Remote work, regional lockdowns and migration of Internet usage

The recommendation for social distancing to slow down the spread of COVID-19 has led many companies to adopt a work-from-home policy for their employees in offices around the world, and Cloudflare is no exception.As a result, a large portion of Internet access shifted from office-focused areas, like city centers and business parks, towards more residential…

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