The Internet is more than the web. It comprises many other TCP/ UDP applications that have the same fundamental needs as web services – speed, security, and reliability.
Cloudflare Spectrum is a reverse proxy product that extends the benefits of Cloudflare to all TCP/UDP applications.
Speed is an integral part of many applications. Often, applications such as RDP, VoIP, RTMP or custom financial and gaming applications require low end-to-end network latency to deliver consistent, reliable, and ‘real-time’ experiences to end-users.
Cloudflare Spectrum integrates with Argo Smart Routing to send TCP traffic faster than the ‘best-effort’ Internet. Cloudflare’s network learns from the traffic of millions of Internet properties, enabling machine-learning (ML) based intelligent routing around network congestion in real-time.
Based on synthetic measurement tests between Western America and Singapore, we saw a nearly 17% decrease in the TCP roundtrip time (RTT) on Cloudflare's network when compared to sending the traffic directly on the Internet.
With a network mitigation capacity of over 248 Tbps, instant threat detection, a time to mitigate (TTM) under 3 seconds for most threats, Spectrum proxies and protects your applications against the most sophisticated and multi-vector DDoS attacks. With a network of data centers that spans over 310 cities in 120 countries, Spectrum is well-positioned to stop DDoS attacks in the cloud closest to the attack source, well before they reach your application server.
Spectrum comes with a completely software-defined IP firewall that can be configured right from the dashboard or API. You can allow or deny individual IPs or IP ranges to granularly control traffic to your application server. You can also configure rules to block visitors from a specified country or even an Autonomous System Number (ASN).
In the event of a downtime, all active TCP connections and UDP traffic automatically failover to an alternate healthy server in a configured load balancing pool to prevent downtime. By dynamically distributing it to the most available and responsive server pools, Cloudflare Spectrum and Load Balancing together help increase the uptime of your services.
Get in-depth information on ingress, egress traffic, and threats mitigated using Spectrum.
Cloudflare has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions. Cloudflare achieved the highest scores across fifteen evaluation criteria, including: