DDoS Protection + Traffic Acceleration for RDP

Cloudflare Spectrum – now available on the Business plan

As the workforce is quickly becoming remote, IT teams are tasked with ensuring employees have fast and secure access to their on-prem servers. However, user experience with RDP is often slow and sluggish due to poor network conditions – reducing user productivity.

Cloudflare Spectrum can help improve business productivity by helping IT teams deliver real-time, responsive, and reliable RDP experiences to their workforce.

Get Cloudflare Spectrum for RDP by signing up for the Cloudflare Business Plan.

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RDP and network latency

One of the biggest challenges in enabling a remote workforce is network latency, which undermines the performance of remote desktop applications.

Latency is directly related to the distance between a server and a client in communication. As the distance grows, latency increases. In addition, network congestion, inefficient service provider routing policies, and poor peering practices of residential ISPs contribute to suboptimal end-user experiences for real-time applications such as RDP.

This dynamic has an outsized impact on remote workers who need fast and responsive access to their applications to be productive.

Give your thin clients the performance of fast, powerful desktops

Cloudflare Spectrum dramatically reduces network latency associated with long-distance client-server connections and other network issues.

  • Using TCP optimizations, Cloudflare decreases the connection time for sessions and helps reduce overall network latency for a more real-time end-user experience. TCP connections terminate at the Cloudflare data center closest to the end user, making RDP sessions more reliable.

  • Cloudflare’s network also learns from the traffic to millions of Internet properties, enabling machine learning-based intelligent routing around real-time network congestion to deliver a measurable improvement in latency. This routes RDP traffic on Cloudflare’s network much faster than on the ‘best-effort’ Internet.

The result: Your thin client’s screen refreshes faster, mouse clicks are smoother, and remote workers are happier.

Best-in-class DDoS protection

If your RDP server is exposed to the Internet, then it is vulnerable to DDoS attacks.

With a network mitigation capacity of over 280 Tbps, instant threat detection, and < 10 second time to mitigation (TTM), Cloudflare Spectrum protects your servers against DDoS attacks of any kind.

No hardware or software plug-ins

We make complex problems easy to solve. You can configure Spectrum with a few clicks right from the dashboard or API. There is no hardware to rack and stack and no software to install. Best yet, the only thing your gamers experience is faster performance.

Onboard with Cloudflare Spectrum within minutes and start accelerating and protecting your RDP server right away.

Cloudflare Spectrum – Availability by plan






5GB monthly data allowance $1/GB overage fees

10GB monthly data allowance $1/GB overage fees


10GB monthly data allowance $1/GB overage fees

5GB monthly data allowance $1/GB overage fees

10GB monthly data allowance $1/GB overage fees

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