CloudFlare is #1 in Top 12 CDN and Website Protection tools

Last updated: September 24, 2015
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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#1 in Top 12 CDN and Website Protection tools

Alternatives


The best alternatives to CloudFlare are: Amazon Cloudfront, MaxCDN, Incapsula, Fastly, Sucuri, Rackspace, OpenDNS



Latest news about CloudFlare


2015. Website protection service CloudFlare gets $110M from Google, Microsoft and others



CloudFlare, the global CDN and DNS provider that can speed up and protect any site online, has secured a $110 million round of private financing, led by Fidelity, and participated in by a cadre of technology giants, including Baidu, Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm. A profitable company that is, at the same time, looking into international expansion might seem odd. CloudFlare is. The firm has grown incredibly quickly, helping it to attract the capital that it needs. CloudFlare’s partnership with and investment from Baidu has allowed the startup to enter the exploding Chinese market. Encouraged by Baidu’s interest, CloudFlare turned to key U.S. companies it felt would help the startup expand in key areas. Qualcomm was CloudFlare’s answer to chips and mobile, while Microsoft held the key to enterprise customers. By partnering with Google Capital, CloudFlare is able to build on its existing partnership with the search giant.




2014. Website protection service CloudFlare activates free Universal SSL encryption



CloudFlare, which provides content delivery and anti-DDoS services, announced the rollout of “Universal SSL”. It will provide protected “https” connections for users of around two million websites – apparently doubling the number of SSL-protected websites out there. The move will allow CloudFlare to more broadly support the Google SPDY protocol for speeding up webpage delivery, as this protocol requires an encrypted connection. Site administrators should also see their ranking improve on Google Search, which now takes encryption into account as a ranking signal. A couple of weeks ago, CloudFlare also revealed a new extension to the TLS security protocol called Keyless SSL. This feature, available to CloudFlare’s enterprise business plans, aims to help firms handling sensitive data get the benefits of content delivery services such as CloudFlare without parting company with their SSL keys.