ANALYST REPORT

Cloudflare ranked higher than any other assessed vendor and is named a “Leader” and “Fast-mover'' in the 2021 GigaOm Radar for DDoS Protection report. Learn more

Comprehensive DDoS Protection

Built for anything connected to the Internet

Cloudflare DDoS protection secures websites, applications, and entire networks while ensuring the performance of legitimate traffic is not compromised.

Cloudflare’s 155 Tbps network blocks an average of 124 billion threats per day, including some of the largest DDoS attacks in history.

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Cloudflare is recognized as a LEADER

The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021

Forrester Research, Inc. evaluated 11 of the most significant providers in the market for DDoS Mitigation based on 28-criteria across current offering, strategy, and market presence.

In the report, “The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021” Cloudflare was named a ‘Leader’.

According to Forrester, ‘Cloudflare protects against DDoS from the edge, and fast,’ and that ‘customer references view Cloudflare’s edge network as a compelling way to protect and deliver applications.’

Cloudflare also received the highest possible scores in 15 criteria, including:

  • Security operations centers
  • Response automation
  • Speed of implementation
  • Product vision
  • Performance

You can download a complimentary copy of the report here.

Industry-leading DDoS mitigation

IDC

Cloudflare was named a “Leader” according to the 2019 ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions'(*1)

Gartner

Cloudflare has received the most number of ‘High’ ratings as compared to the other 6 DDoS vendors across 23 assessment criteria in Gartner’s 2020 ‘Solution Comparison for DDoS Cloud Scrubbing Centers’ report(*2)

Forrester

Cloudflare has been recognized as a “Leader” in ‘The Forrester Wave: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1, 2021’ report(*3)


DDoS Mitigation Options

What are you protecting?

Cloudflare offers three DDoS protection solutions designed to protect anything connected to the Internet:

  • Website Protection: Web DDoS (L7) - unmetered and free in all Cloudflare website application service plans.
  • Application Protection: Spectrum DDoS (L4) - reverse proxy, pay-as-you-go service for all TCP/UDP applications (gaming, VOIP, etc.).
  • Network Protection: Magic Transit DDoS (L3) - for on-premise, cloud, & hybrid networks. DDoS protection, traffic acceleration, & more.
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Built for web applications

Our unmetered, always-on DDoS protection for your web assets (HTTP/HTTPs) is powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always-learning global network. Cloudflare DDoS protection works in tandem with our cloud web application firewall (WAF), Bot Management, and other L3/4 security services to protect assets from cyber threats of all kinds.

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Built for all other applications

Cloudflare Spectrum is a reverse proxy service that provides DDoS protection for any application (not just the web), such as FTP, SSH, VoIP, gaming, or any application running over a TCP/UDP protocol. Spectrum comes with built-in load balancing and traffic acceleration for L4 traffic.

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Built for network infrastructure

Cloudflare Magic Transit, part of the Cloudflare network security portfolio, provides BGP-based DDoS protection for network infrastructure, either in always-on or on-demand deployment modes. Data centers in all 275 cities across 100 countries announce customer subnets to ingest network traffic and mitigate threats close to the source of attack.

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Block DDoS attacks of any size and kind

DDoS mitigation at Cloudflare scale

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Every server in every Cloudflare data center that spans 275 cities across 100 countries runs the full stack of DDoS mitigation services.

Cloudflare’s network capacity of 155 Tbps is well equipped to defend against the largest attacks.

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Fast mitigation

Intelligent and automated mitigations at the edge

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Cloudflare centralized and decentralized mitigation systems work in concert to identify and mitigate most DDoS attacks in under 3 seconds. Preconfigured static rules are deployed in less than 1 second.

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See what we see

Democratize data with the GraphQL Analytics API

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Cloudflare’s built-in analytics give you deeper insights into your traffic patterns, threats observed (and blocked), and much more right from the dashboard or via the Cloudflare GraphQL API. Cloudflare logs can also be integrated with third-party SIEMs.

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1 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2019 Vendor Assessment, by Martha Vazquez, March 2019, IDC #US43699318. Access the report at https://www.cloudflare.com/lp/idc-ddos-marketscape/

2 Gartner “Solution Comparison for DDoS Cloud Scrubbing Centers,” Thomas Lintemuth, Patrick Hevesi, Sushil Aryal, 16 April 2020. Gartner subscribers access the report at: https://www.gartner.com/document/3983636

3 Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q1 2021, Forrester Research, Inc., March 3, 2021. Access the report at https://www.cloudflare.com/forrester-wave-ddos-mitigation-2021/