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A deep-dive into Cloudflare’s autonomous edge DDoS protection

Today, I’m excited to talk about our autonomous DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection system. This system has been deployed globally to all of our 200+ data centers and actively protects all our customers against DDoS attacks across layers 3 to 7 (in the OSI model) without requiring any human intervention. As part of our…

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The Teams Dashboard: The Design Story

IntroCloudflare for Teams was first announced in January 2020, along with our acquisition of S2 Systems. It was an exciting day for everyone at Cloudflare, but especially my team, who was in charge of building Teams.Here is the story of how we took Cloudflare for Teams from initial concepts, to an MVP, to now a…

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Automatic Platform Optimization post-launch report

Last year during Birthday Week, we announced Automatic Platform Optimization for WordPress (APO): smart HTML caching for WordPress sites using Cloudflare. Initial testing across various WordPress sites demonstrated significant improvements in performance metrics like Time to First Byte (TTFB), First Contentful Paint (FCP), and Speed Index. We wanted to measure how APO impacted web performance…

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Enhancing privacy-focused Web Analytics to better meet your metrics needs

Last December we opened up our brand new privacy-first Web Analytics platform to everyone. Today, we’re excited to announce the release of three of the most requested features: adding multiple websites to an account, supporting Single-page Applications (SPA) as well as showing Core Web Vitals in Web Analytics.Bringing privacy-first analytics to everyoneSince we launched two…

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Lessons Learned from Scaling Up Cloudflare’s Anomaly Detection Platform

Introduction to Anomaly Detection for Bot ManagementCloudflare’s Bot Management platform follows a “defense in depth” model. Although each layer of Bot Management has its own strengths and weaknesses, the combination of many different detection systems — including Machine Learning, rule-based heuristics, JavaScript challenges, and more — makes for a robust platform in which different detection…

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ARMs Race: Ampere Altra takes on the AWS Graviton2

Over three years ago, we embraced the ARM ecosystem after evaluating the Qualcomm Centriq. The Centriq and its Falkor cores delivered a significant reduction in power consumption while maintaining a comparable performance against the processor that was powering our server fleet at the time. By the time we completed porting our software stack to be…

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About the March 8 & 9, 2021 Verkada camera hack

Cloudflare uses a vendor called Verkada for cameras in our offices in San Francisco, Austin, New York, London and Singapore. These cameras are used at the entrances, exits and main thoroughfares of our offices and have been part of maintaining the security of offices that have been closed for almost a year.Yesterday, we were notified…

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Control web applications with two-clicks in Cloudflare Gateway

Nearly a year ago, we announced Cloudflare for Teams, Cloudflare’s platform for securing users, devices, and data. With Cloudflare for Teams, our global network becomes your team’s network, replacing on-premise appliances and security subscriptions with a single solution delivered closer to your users — wherever they work. Cloudflare for Teams centers around two core products:…

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