CloudFlare, a global CDN and DNS Provider, has been identified by Forrester Research as a leader with a very strong global presence and the ability to deliver hybrid DDoS solutions. CloudFlare‘s DDoS solutions received the highest possible scores for attack types defended, data/scrubbing center geographic presence, detection tactics, and SSL traffic inspection.
In order to be categorized as a leader, CloudFlare had to demonstrate the ability to defend against the largest DDoS attacks and indicate steady growth along with a focus on customer service. CloudFlare’s advanced DDoS protection can easily defend sites against the most sophisticated attacks including those that target the UDP and ICMP protocols, according to Forrester Research, as well as SYN/ACK, DNS amplification and Layer 7 attacks.
Unlike other common DDoS solutions such as firewalls, routers and load balancers, CloudFlare’s advanced DDoS protection would absorb and stop the attack at CloudFlare’s edge before it ever reaches a server. Once CloudFlare identifies a new threat, it blocks attacks for the affected site and for the entire community.
“DDoS attacks are only getting bigger and more complex,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. “Traditional on-premise DDoS solutions can’t adapt to the wide range of new attack vectors and are blatantly ineffective for attacks that exceed an organization’s network capacity. We believe being recognized as a leader by Forrester is just another example that we’re providing the most comprehensive offering to our customers. Keeping our customers online, during even the most vicious DDoS attacks, is all part of our goal to help build a better Internet for everyone.”
Regardless of size or platform, CloudFlare’s global CDN supercharges websites with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.