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Advanced Rate Limiting is unmetered, flexible, and tightly integrated with the Cloudflare WAF. Read more

Advanced Rate Limiting

Granular controls to block abuse
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Advanced rate limiting protects against denial-of-service attacks, brute-force login attempts, API traffic surges and other types of abuse targeting APIs and applications.

Advanced Rate Limiting is integrated with our Web Application Firewall (WAF) and is part of Cloudflare’s application security portfolio.

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Configure Thresholds

Protect your website URLs or API endpoints from suspicious requests that exceed defined thresholds. Granular configuration options include status codes, specific URLs, request limits, requests methods, and more.

Define Responses

Website and API visitors hitting defined request thresholds can trigger custom responses, such as mitigating actions (challenges or CAPTCHAS), response codes (Error 401 - Unauthorized), timeouts, and blocking.

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Analytical Insight

Gain deep insights into traffic patterns to help scale and protect your resources. See how much malicious traffic is blocked by rule, how many requests make it to your origin, and more.

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Cloudflare is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for WAAP

Cloudflare has been recognized as a Leader in the 2022 "Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAAP" report. We believe this recognition validates that we protect against emerging threats faster, offer tighter integration of security capabilities, and deliver powerful ease of use and deployment.

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Cloudflare is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for WAAP

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