CloudFlare Positioning Paper

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Cloudflare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the Cloudflare community, its web traffic routes through their "intelligent" global network. They automatically optimize the delivery of web pages, so visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. They also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare can be used by anyone with a website and own domain, regardless of choice in platform. From start to finish, setup takes most website owners less than 5 minutes. Adding your website requires only a simple change in the domain's DNS settings. There is no hardware or software to install or maintain and you do not need to change any of your site's existing code. Advanced DDoS mitigation Provisioned as a service at the network edge, the service can mitigate DDoS attacks including those that target the UDP and ICMP protocols, SYN/ACK, DNS amplification and Layer 7 attacks. Static content caching Cloudflare's technology builds the cache for you based on your traffic and what objects on your site are safe to serve. Use Page Rules to customize on a page-by-page basis and single file purge when you need to refresh your content quickly. Dynamic Web Application Firewall The Cloudflare Web Application Firewall (WAF) runs the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set and Cloudflare rule sets by default, protecting you against SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) and application-specific attacks. Import or write your own rule sets or add ones developed by industry experts. New rules take effect in less than 30 seconds. Dynamic content acceleration — Railgun Railgun is a WAN optimization service that ensures the connection between your origin server and the Cloudflare network is lightning fast. It achieves up to a 99.6% compression ratio by only sending the differences between subsequent dynamic requests. No content markup, configuration or code changes required. Easy SSL SSL adds an additional layer of security to your website. Cloudflare works with SSL-enabled sites and handles SSL termination without extra cost or hardware. Additionally, you can add your own SSL certificates or add new ones managed by Cloudflare. Client intelligence Cloudflare automatically detects the type of browser and connection a visitor is using and delivers your content the fastest way possible. Your pages look the same as they did before, including any mobile version, but they are optimized for the web visitors' desktop or mobile environment. Reporting You'll be able to see the exact speed benefits and savings with your personalized Cloudflare analytics report. Cloudflare also shows you the list of threats that have been stopped from reaching your websites, such as search engine crawlers, bots, and potentially malicious visitors. Performance, Security and Visibility provided by 800.580.4985

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