Advanced DDoS Protection

Fast, globally distributed and intelligent protection against sophisticated DDoS attacks

Protect your Internet properties with a cloud-based, always-on DDoS protection, powered by the intelligence harnessed from Cloudflare’s always learning global network

Layered Security Defense

Cloudflare’s layered security approach combines multiple DDoS mitigation capabilities into one service. It prevents disruptions caused by bad traffic, while allowing good traffic through, keeping websites, applications and APIs highly available and performant.

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No matter the type of DDoS attacks, we block them, fast!

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Ease of Use and Management

Cloudflare’s DDoS protection is built on an intuitive interface that empowers users to quickly and easily protect their Internet properties against emerging and sophisticated DDoS threats, with just a few clicks.

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All Cloudflare plans offer unlimited and unmetered mitigation of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, regardless of the size of the attack, at no extra cost. No penalty for spikes in the network traffic associated with a distributed attack.

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Fast, Automated Mitigation

Unlike other industry solutions, Cloudflare’s DDoS protection does not have bottleneck dependency on limited ‘scrubbing centers’. Each of our points of presence globally hosts all Cloudflare security services, enabling a distributed and automated mitigation model against any DDoS attack.

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Threat Intelligence At-Scale

Cloudflare’s DDoS protection is fueled by the intelligence of its global network, that protects over 26 million websites and has over 1 billion unique IP passing through it every day. This intelligence enables a unique vantage point to protect against the most sophisticated attacks.

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Integrated Security and Performance

Cloudflare’s DDoS protection is designed to integrate, learn and operate seamlessly with other security and performance products including Web Application Firewall, Bot Management, Magic Transit, Load Balancer, CDN and more.

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Analyze your data, your way

Cloudflare Analytics enables you to analyze DDoS events through Cloudflare’s dashboard or GraphQL. Alternately, Cloudflare logs can be integrated with leading third-party SIEMs to seamlessly integrate with your business processes.

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Fast, Reliable and Automated

Business continuity and delivering an uninterrupted customer experience is of paramount importance in today’s digital world. For fast and efficient mitigation, automation is key. Cloudflare’s DDoS protection is powered by our proprietary and fully automated mitigation systems - Gatebot and DosD

Our automation systems observe the network, note the anomalies, understand the targets of attacks and related metadata to perform appropriate mitigation action. Global, distributed network capacity ensures high service availability even in the face of big and sophisticated attacks, by automatically diverting traffic to the next closest point of presence.

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Simple and Integrated Design

Ease of use and management is a key design tenet for Cloudflare’s DDoS protection. DDoS attacks are blocked at the edge to keep your origin servers up and available agnostic of where they reside - on-premise, cloud or in a hybrid environment.

Cloudflare’s DDoS protection is built to operate and integrate seamlessly with security and performance products including WAF, Rate Limiter, Bot Management, CDN, Argo smart routing, website optimizations and the latest web standards.

Cloudflare Logs integrate with third-party monitoring tool sets through APIs, to provide comprehensive visibility and actionable metrics.

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DDoS attacks do not have boundaries, your DDoS protection shouldn't either

Cloudflare’s global Anycast network spans 200 cities and operates within 100 milliseconds of 99% of the Internet-connected population in the developed world. Each point of presence across these 200 locations runs the entire stack of Cloudflare’s security services.

This modern design approach enables faster mitigation as compared to slower legacy design that relies on traffic being redirected to limited ‘scrubbing centers’. With the Anycast network, an attack against a single IP will be delivered to multiple locations. 30 Tbps of network capacity allows it to handle any modern distributed attack, including those targeting DNS infrastructure.

Key Results


rate-limited requests per day.


bandwidth savings.


WAF blocks per month.

Read the Case Study

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“The level of support we get from Cloudflare is really great. It’s quick, responsive, and effective at supporting our unique customer needs.”

Ben Hamilton

Information Security Architect

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