Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet. We believe a better Internet can be not only a force for good, but an engine of global sustainability.
Over the course of this Impact Week, we will tell other stories about the way that the Internet, and Cloudflare specifically, provide an optimistic opportunity to improve our world.
Starting today, we are making the Cloudflare One Zero Trust suite available to teams that qualify for Project Galileo or Athenian at no cost.
Learn how organizations under Project Galileo use Cloudflare Zero Trust to protect their organization from cyberattacks.
Cloudflare email security tool worked hard in the 2022 midterm elections to ensure that the email inboxes of those seeking office were secure.
We are excited to share that we have grown our offering under the Athenian Project to include Cloudflare’s Area 1 email security suite to help state and local governments protect against a broad spectrum of phishing attacks to keep voter data safe and secure.
A series of protests began in Iran on September 16, following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old who had been arrested for violating Iran’s mandatory hijab law. The protests and civil unrest have continued to this day. But despite the threat that the protests pose to the government, and the Internet’s enabling role in them, the Internet has not been cut off altogether. In fact, from the perspective of Cloudflare, Internet use in Iran has surged since the beginning of the protests.
On February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, Cloudflare jumped into action to provide services that could help prevent potentially destructive cyber attacks and keep the global Internet flowing. During Impact Week, we want to provide an update on where things currently stand, the role of security companies like Cloudflare, and some of our takeaways from the conflict so far.
As governments continue to use sanctions as a foreign policy tool, we think it’s important that policymakers continue to hear from Internet infrastructure companies about how the legal framework is impacting their ability to support a global Internet. Here are some of the key issues we’ve identified and ways that regulators can help balance the policy goals of sanctions with the need to support the free flow of communications for ordinary citizens around the world.
Large-scale cyber attacks on enterprises and governments make the headlines, but the impacts of cyber conflicts can be felt more profoundly and acutely by small businesses that struggle to keep the lights on during normal times. In this blog, we’ll share new research on how small businesses, including those using our free services, have leveraged Cloudflare services to make their businesses more secure and resistant to disruption.
Under-resourced organizations that are vital to the basic functioning of our global communities face relentless cyber attacks, threatening basic needs for health, safety and security. Cloudflare’s mission is to help make a better Internet. Starting December 13, 2022, we will help support these vulnerable infrastructure by providing our enterprise-level Zero Trust cybersecurity solution to them at no cost, with no time limit.
A year and a half ago, Cloudflare launched Project Pangea to help provide Internet services to underserved communities. Today, we're sharing what we've learned by partnering with community networks, and announcing an expansion of the project.
The US government has a $65 billion program to get all Americans on the Internet. It’s a great initiative.
Internet Exchanges are a critical part of a strong Internet. Here’s the story of one of them.
Preliminary study results find certain Cloudflare product to be up to 90% more carbon efficient than equivalent on prem hardware
Cloudflare for Government expands Cloudflare’s ability to protect and secure the Public Sector
Introduce remarketing and recycling as the more sustainable ways of disposing of your legacy hardware appliances. And announce a partnership with Iron Mountain to make this journey easier and more cost beneficial for Cloudflare customers.
Today, we are excited to announce our first step toward offsetting our historic emissions by investing in 6,060 MTs worth of reforestation carbon offsets as part of the Pacajai Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) Project in the State of Para, Brazil.
As we reimagine how our physical office spaces support the work we do at Cloudflare, sustainable design and operations is at the forefront of our design philosophy and one of the underlying premises that affects all aspects of our workplaces.
Our hardware sustainability initiative encapsulates using hardware components for as long as possible, recycling them responsibly when it is time to decommission them, and selecting the most power-efficient options for our workloads.
Cloudflare’s Bot Fight Mode caught 6x more bots in 2022, and we’re contributing to a new tree planting project in West Bengal.
Learn more on how Cloudflare works with civil society organizations to provide tools to track Internet shutdowns using Radar Alerts and API.
Cloudflare launched its first Human Rights Policy in 2021, formally stating our commitment to respect human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Cloudflare also looks to our human rights commitments in considering how to approach complaints of abuse by those using our services. We incorporate human rights concepts like access to fair process, proportionality (the idea that actions should be carefully calibrated to minimize any effect on rights), and transparency.
The speed of an Internet connection is more about decreasing real-world latency than adding underutilized bandwidth.
We’re excited to announce a new version of Geo Key Manager — one that allows customers to define boundaries by country, by a region, or by a standard, such as “only store my private keys in FIPS compliant data centers” — now available in Closed Beta.
Cloudflare is participating in the AS112 project, becoming an operator of the loosely coordinated, distributed sink of the reverse lookup (PTR) queries for RFC 1918 addresses, dynamic DNS updates and other ambiguous addresses.
In this blog we outline how we advocate, across the many jurisdictions where we operate, for a better Internet, in our engagement with governments and regulators.
Learn how Cloudflare is empowering the HBCU Smart Cities Challenge
The ERGs at Cloudflare have helped us realize the power of community and how critical it is for hybrid work.
Cloudflare is on a mission to help build a better internet, and we are committed to doing this with ethics and integrity in everything that we do. This commitment extends beyond our own actions, to third parties acting on our behalf. We are excited to share our Third Party Code of Conduct, specifically formulated with our suppliers, resellers and other partners in mind.
Is BGP safe yet? If the question needs asking, then it isn't. But how far the Internet is from this goal is what we set out to answer...
A discussion about IP blocking: why we see it, what it is, what it does, who it affects, and why it’s such a problematic way to address content online.
And that’s a wrap! Impact Week 2022 has come to a close. Over the last week, Cloudflare announced new commitments in our mission to help build a better Internet, including delivering Zero Trust services for the most vulnerable voices and for critical infrastructure providers.
Our Impact Report is an annual summary highlighting how we are trying to build a better Internet and the progress we are making on our environmental, social, and governance priorities.
Cloudflare is democratizing access to Zero Trust security, a new security standard that is often out of reach for smaller organizations
Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced a new Impact Initiative to provide Zero Trust security at no cost to small and medium critical infrastructure organizations around the world. This new program, named Project Safekeeping, aims to protect under-resourced organizations that provide a critical community benefit but are at high risk for cyberattacks, with initial efforts focused in Australia, Germany, Japan, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that it has achieved the U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's (FedRAMP®) Moderate Status. Achieving FedRAMP authorization reinforces Cloudflare’s commitment to the Public Sector and the U.S. federal agencies, U.S. state and local governments and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB).
Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today published its second annual Impact Report showcasing its commitment to helping build an Internet that is principled, accessible for everyone, and sustainable. Cloudflare began publicly reporting information about its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts in 2021. This year, the company focused on expanding the value and scope of Cloudflare’s Impact programs; supporting humanitarian and human rights causes, most notably helping protect Ukrainians’ access to the Internet by protecting against DDoS and other cyber attacks; and examining how the company calculates and validates emissions data.