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Cloudflare Gateway

Internet-native Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
  • Defend against ransomware, phishing, and other threats for faster, safer Internet browsing
  • Reduce cyber risk by tapping into Cloudflare's massive Internet traffic visibility and threat intelligence pool
  • Build custom HTTP, DNS, and network filtering policies across remote and office users
Benefits of Cloudflare Gateway
Accelerate Internet access

Improve team productivity by enforcing security closer to end users. No more backhauling user requests to centralized scrubbing centers for inspections.

Block threats, known and unknown

Reduce cyber risk by blocking access to known bad, risky, or unwanted destinations identified via Cloudflare’s unique visibility across Internet traffic.

Monitor traffic across your network

Improve tech efficiency by stacking in-line Zero Trust services and providing holistic visiblity into your Internet traffic across users, devices, and locations.

Customer recognition

Cloudflare named a Strong Performer

Reviewed by customers on Gartner Peer Insights

See why Cloudflare was named a Strong Performer in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights "Voice of the Customer" report for Security Service Edge (SSE).

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Secure hybrid work

Top use cases for Gateway

  • Protect against phishing and ransomware - Thwart attacks with proactive filtering and inspection policies across comprehensive security categories.
  • Secure distributed remote offices - Protect office users first with DNS filtering and later, more comprehensive inspections across all locations.
  • Upgrade struggling SWG hardware - Send L4-L7 traffic through Cloudflare's global network and replace legacy appliances that fail to scale.
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Tackle Zero Trust one step at a time

Why choose Cloudflare?
Easy setup and management

Streamline policy building and auditing security or compliance incidents with predefined security, content, and application-based categories.

Massive threat intelligence

Leverage the power of Cloudflare's DNS and HTTP telemetry and threat detection models to help stay protected from even emerging threats.

Faster, better end user experience

Cloudflare's single-pass inspection is >50% faster than other SWG alternatives. Faster, unintrusive protection without any performance tradeoffs.

Defend against Internet threats

How it works

  • Securely route traffic from individual devices or branch routers to Cloudflare
  • Inspect traffic against massive threat intelligence and customized filtering
  • Apply other in-line services like data loss prevention or remote browser isolation for additional controls to protect your organization's exposure to the open Internet
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Helping organizations worldwide progress towards Zero Trust

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Additional resources

Securing distributed workplaces

Modernize branch office security with approachable initial steps like location-based DNS filtering.

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Simpler, more effective threat defense

Learn about Cloudflare's broad threat intelligence from our network data and ecosystem.

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Fortune 500 telco secures 100,000 hybrid workers

Read how this company massively scaled their secure access and DNS filtering implementation.

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Cloudflare Zero Trust for managed service providers

See how our tenant platform supports parent-child policy requirements for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

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