ANALYST REPORT

Cloudflare Receives High Scores from the 2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls Services (WAFs).

Cloudflare is among the 3 highest scoring vendors, when enterprises select Cloud Web Application Firewalls to protect their web-scale critical business applications and public-facing web applications.

From Cloudflare’s perspective, the advent of cloud adoption has challenged the legacy WAF solutions and highlighted that they are not agile, scalable and intelligent to meet the modern needs of an enterprise. The Cloudflare advantage that drives solid momentum for our customer adoption is three fold:

  1. Simple: Ease of onboarding, adoption and management is a core design tenet of every Cloudflare product. We build simple and intuitive designs to solve complex security problems
  2. Intelligent: A global network with points of presence across 190+ cities, through which 1 Billion+ unique IPs pass every day, enables Cloudflare’s curated and unique threat intelligence to protect against sophisticated attacks, seamlessly
  3. Integrated: Security, Performance and Reliability product suites are built on the same global Anycast network and designed to integrate seamlessly. Rich and extensive third-party API integrations allow a superior Out-of-the-Box user experience

Read this year’s complete report for more details and insights on Gartner’s evaluation of Cloudflare and its competitors, across each critical product capability.

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Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls Services”, Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, John Watts, October 29, 2019.

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