Cloudflare achieves furthest placement for its completeness of vision in the Challengers' quadrant.

Gartner has named Cloudflare a Challenger in the 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” report, based on Cloudflare’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Cloudflare’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an integral part of Cloudflare’s integrated cloud-based security solution - designed to secure any combination of platforms, including public cloud, private cloud, on-premise, SaaS applications, and IoT devices. Cloudflare protects over 25 million Internet properties for its customers which range from individual developers and small businesses to large governments, and ~15% of the Fortune 1,000 companies that require enterprise-grade security solutions.

Cloudflare's Web Application Firewall advantage that fuels customer and product momentum:

  1. Ease of use: From individual developers to enterprise companies, Cloudflare’s customers find the Cloudflare WAF user interface and API easy to use and deploy. As the threat landscape changes quickly, it’s important to easily and quickly analyze and mitigate new attack vectors. Customers commend Cloudflare on its ease of use and simple onboarding process.

  2. Product Innovation and Velocity: Cloudflare continuously improves its WAF offering using deep analysis of rich data sets collected from over 25 million Internet properties that we secure for our customers. Additional user testing of new products among free Cloudflare customers, allows Cloudflare to ensure product excellence at scale before deploying to paying customers.

  3. Integrated Offering: Customers value the integration of Cloudflare’s WAF with our other Cloudflare products including DDoS, CDN, managed DNS features, and Cloudflare Workers. Cloudflare delivers strong security with high performance through an integrated approach.

  4. Third party integrations: Cloudflare’s API-first mindset delivers out-of-the-box integrations with leading third parties including Splunk, Sumo Logic, Terraform, and more. Customers have demonstrated accelerated DevOps and DevSecOps deployment processes with the help of Cloudflare APIs.

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    1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls”, Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Claudio Neiva, Rajpreet Kaur, September 17, 2019.

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