Cloudflare’s performance and security solution for SaaS providers protects and accelerates end customer experiences. Cloudflare’s globally load balanced content delivery network (CDN), combined with Argo smart routing, load balancing, and performance optimizations, can reduce visitor latency by 2x or more. Cloudflare’s 30 Tbps DDoS protection, combined with rate limiting and a web application firewall (WAF), mitigates both large volumetric attacks and complex attacks targeting layers 3, 4 and 7 of the OSI model. In addition, Cloudflare removes the burden of SSL lifecycle management for SaaS providers, facilitates serving their applications from the end-customers custom or vanity domain, and significantly improves performance over in-house solutions due to terminating SSL as physically close to web visitors as possible.
Secure Customer Data
Secure customer data across all domains with one-click, fully managed HTTPS.
Improved Application Performance
Can decrease loading times by 2x with Cloudflare’s web optimizations and content delivery network (CDN).
High Availability at Global Scale
Cloudflare’s network spans 200 cities across 90 countries, ensuring enterprise-grade availability.
Extend the performance and security benefits of Cloudflare to SaaS application APIs.
Cloudflare’s SSL for SaaS offering allows SaaS providers to easily extend the security and performance benefits of Cloudflare’s network to customers’ custom or “vanity” hostnames. Enabling SSL brings additional trust to website and application visitors, improves customer SEO, and unlocks the modern HTTP/2 protocol, resulting in even greater speed improvements.
With a single API call, Cloudflare will provision individual SSL certificates for custom hostnames and be ready to serve traffic over HTTPS within just a few minutes. No action is required on the SaaS provider’s customers’ behalf, other than initially pointing their domain or subdomain in via CNAME. In addition, Cloudflare automatically handles certificate management and renewals—without any need to contact or involve the SaaS provider’s customers.
Cloudflare’s comprehensive security solution protects SaaS provider websites, applications, and APIs, while extending the benefits to end-customer Internet assets and their visitors. Cloudflare’s 30 Tbps global Anycast network is 15x bigger than the largest DDoS attack ever recorded, offering protection against attacks targeting layers 3, 4, and 7 of the OSI model. Cloudflare absorbs traffic spikes and volumetric attacks, ensuring that unique customer assets, as well as neighboring customer assets served from a shared infrastructure, remain performant and available at all times. When combined with Rate Limiting and Web Application Firewall (WAF), Cloudflare’s security solution mitigates complex attacks targeting the application layer, protecting against distributed denial-of-service, brute-force login, and API endpoint abuse.
Performance, Security and Encryption for SaaS Providers