Cloudflare (NYSE: NET, a global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has released its Data Localization Suite. The new platform is aimed at giving businesses across the globe tools to address their data locality, privacy, and compliance needs.
With Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite, organizations can use Cloudflare’s global cloud network to control where their data goes and who has access to it – no matter what countries they operate in, their industry, or their specific data protection obligations.
The Data Localization Suite helps businesses get the performance and security benefits of Cloudflare’s global network, while making it easy to set rules and controls at the edge about where their data is stored and protected.
To sum up, Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite would offer businesses of all sizes a suite of tools to give them:
- Control over where their data is inspected, no matter where they do business – With Cloudflare’s Regional Services offering, companies can choose the location of the data centers where their traffic is inspected. Businesses can also use Cloudflare’s Geo Key Manager to choose where private keys are held, and Edge Log Delivery to send their logs anywhere in the world.
- An “easy” way to build and deploy serverless code, with regional control – Cloudflare is expanding Workers, its serverless platform, with Jurisdiction Tags for Durable Objects to give developers control of where they store data without sacrificing global performance.
- Alignment with global and European security certifications – Cloudflare meets industry-leading standards for security and privacy, and validates those commitments with third party auditors on an annual basis. It includes ISO 27001/27002, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), and SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II.
- Default encryption based on the latest industry research – Privacy isn’t possible without encryption, says Cloudflare, which is why the CDN provider continuously contributes to the industry’s pursuit of better encryption protocols. For example, Cloudflare’s work developing the Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) protocol standard will help protect the privacy of Internet traffic metadata.
“Cloudflare has operated in Europe since it’s very early days, and so we are acutely aware of how companies headquartered or operating here need greater flexibility to operate in different localities here and across the world,” said Thomas Seifert, CFO of Cloudflare. “With this launch, Cloudflare is doubling down on its track record of building privacy safeguards into its network and products – furthering our mission to help build a better Internet.”
Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 200 cities in over 100 countries including more than 78 cities across Europe to bring its security, performance, and reliability solutions to as close to its European customers as possible. Cloudflare continues to invest in the region, with offices in Lisbon, London, Munich, and Paris.