Federal and State governments are required to maintain a digital presence, meeting high standards of effectiveness and usability and providing quality information that is readily accessible to all1.
This task is becoming increasingly difficult, as the number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies has jumped more than 1,300 percent, from 5,503 to 77,183, over the last 10 years, through fiscal 20152. As of May 2017, Executive Order 13800 was signed into office, ensuring that cybersecurity protections are in place, which requires work on each department's’ part to comply with new regulations. This Executive Order also establishes that the President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises.
Entities at state and local levels, such as educational institutions, museums, and state departments, which are managing Internet assets and critical infrastructure, continue to be at greater risk due to distributed cybersecurity teams with non-cohesive security practices.
Cloudflare’s 15 Tbps global Anycast network of 152 data centers across 74 countries, including 21 in mainland China, protects government and public sector Internet properties from application layer attacks, botnets, and other automated distributed threats, while ensuring highly available and performant experiences across all visitor devices.
Cloudflare is proud to partner with trusted and certified MSPs, ISVs, and VARs to deliver security and performance to government and public sector Internet properties.
Cloudflare’s 15 Tbps global Anycast network of 152 data centers across 74 countries is 10x bigger than the largest distributed attack ever recorded. Cloudflare’s DDoS protection mitigates attacks targeting layers 3, 4, and 7, as well as DNS. When combined with Web Application Firewall (WAF), Cloudflare mitigates complex attacks targeting the application layer, while protecting against distributed denial-of-service, brute-force login, and API endpoint abuse with fine grain and SSL/TLS around the world. And for additional domain security, Cloudflare is an ICANN accredited registrar, providing secure domain registration and hijack prevention.
Real-time network intelligence found in Argo’s smart routing finds the fastest paths available, routing around congestion and maintaining open, secure connections to eliminate latency imposed by connection-setup. For additional availability with reductions in latency, Cloudflare Load Balancing distributes traffic across multiple servers, routing it to the closest geographic region, while rapidly avoiding failures.
Contact us to learn more about Cloudflare for government and public sector web properties.