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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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Tiered Cache Smart Topology

A few years ago, we released Argo to help make the Internet faster and more efficient. Argo observes network conditions and finds the optimal route across the Internet for origin server requests, avoiding congestion along the way.Tiered Cache is an Argo feature that reduces the number of data centers responsible for requesting assets from the…

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Introducing: Smarter Tiered Cache Topology Generation

Caching is a magic trick. Instead of a customer’s origin responding to every request, Cloudflare’s 200+ data centers around the world respond with content that is cached geographically close to visitors. This dramatically improves the load performance for web pages while decreasing the bandwidth costs by having Cloudflare respond to a request with cached content.However,…

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2020 U.S. Election: Cybersecurity Analysis

As the election season has ramped down and the new Presidential Administration begins, we think it’s important to assess whether there are lessons we can draw from our experience helping to provide cybersecurity services for those involved in the 2020 U.S. elections.Cloudflare built the Athenian Project – our project to provide free services to state…

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Who won Super Bowl LV? A look at Internet traffic during the game

The obvious answer is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but the less obvious answer comes from asking “which Super Bowl advertiser got the biggest Internet bump?”. This blog aims to answer that question.Before, during, and after the game a crack team of three people who work on Cloudflare Radar looked at real time statistics for traffic…

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