San Francisco, CA, June 6, 2012
Cloudflare, the web performance and security company, today announced the availability of Cloudflare Business and Cloudflare Enterprise. The new tiers of service add additional performance and security features designed for businesses and are built on top of Cloudflare’s massive global infrastructure.
“The core asset of Cloudflare is its network which gets smarter as it grows larger,” explained Matthew Prince, Cloudflare’s co-founder and CEO. “We’ve spent the last 18 months building massive scale across hundreds of thousands of websites. Today, knowledge from this network allows us to provide a performance and security solution for business and enterprises that is unlike anything else on the market.”
Cloudflare Business, which costs $200 per month, and Cloudflare Enterprise, which starts at $3,000 per month, add higher levels of customer support, greater customization, and full service level agreements to Cloudflare’s existing products. The business-oriented plans also include new technologies including Cloudflare’s Advanced DDoS Protection and Cloudflare’s Railgun™ WAN Optimization. Experts agree that Cloudflare’s performance and security technologies are revolutionary:
“I test a lot of denial of service attack tools, including the ones used by Anonymous, but it has become a dull exercise because Cloudflare stops them all,” explained Sam Bowne, Professor of Cybersecurity at the City College of San Francisco and a leading researcher in denial of service attack mitigation. “Cloudflare has completely changed the game, making DoS and DDoS into trivial, solved problems.”
For the last year, Cloudflare has been quietly testing Cloudflare Business and Cloudflare Enterprise with organizations ranging from ecommerce sites to Fortune 500 companies to national governments. Customer reactions speak for themselves:
“StumbleUpon chose Cloudflare Enterprise to boost the performance of the product in every channel including the website and mobile applications.” said Berk D. Demir, Software Architect at StumbleUpon. “Cloudflare’s combination of performance and value made our decision easy and their global network matches StumbleUpon’s expanding user base. We are pleased to be one of the first Cloudflare Enterprise customers and excited for the ongoing innovations Cloudflare provides.”
“Cloudflare offers the first effective execution of a holistic approach to both performance and security for web applications, in a technology landscape otherwise rife with solutions specializing in either one,” said Chris Holland, Director of Technology for LuxuryLink. “Having helped us achieve improved performance while saving us 40 percent in monthly bandwidth, I feel that Cloudflare’s philosophy, technological leadership and innovative platforms are best aligned with our commitment to providing a world-class online experience to our discerning audience.”
“StockTwits chose Cloudflare for security during an attack on StockTwits.com. We were back online within an hour,” said Chris Corriveau, StockTwits CTO. “Since joining Cloudflare, we’ve seen performance benefits, too, and added Cloudflare to several more sites.”
“Clicky Web Analytics chose Cloudflare Enterprise after an exhaustive search,” said Sean Hammons, co-founder at Roxr Software, creators of Clicky Web Analytics. “We could not find any other CDN, security or performance company quite like Cloudflare. Their solution is easy to implement and Cloudflare’s global network is exactly what we needed to serve our hundreds of thousands of global customers.”
Cloudflare operates 14 global data centers through which it cleans and accelerates its customers’ web traffic. Every month, Cloudflare sees more than 50 billion page views and makes the web faster and safer for more than 475 million people worldwide. Cloudflare can be provisioned in front of any web architecture without the need for any hardware, software, or code changes. Businesses can be up and running after just a few minutes without any downtime to their sites.
Companies interested Cloudflare Business and Cloudflare Enterprise can visit: https://cloudflare.com/business
Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) makes sites lightning fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. Regardless of size or platform, Cloudflare supercharges websites with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The Cloudflare community gets stronger as it grows: every new site makes the network smarter. More than 5% of global web requests flow through Cloudflare’s network daily. And, thanks to our awesome sauce technology, every month billions of people experience a faster, safer, better Internet. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Cloudflare is based in San Francisco, California, USA.