HTTPS performance has been made faster and safer for every user and
Transportation Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 protocol provides
unparalleled privacy and performance compared to previous versions
of TLS and non-secure HTTP. Working with the IETF, Cloudflare
engineers have been active contributors to the development of
the latest TLS protocol.
Cloudflare is the first to offer TLS 1.3 support on a global scale which reduces latency, optimizes
performance and hardens the security of your encrypted connections.
As we continue to innovate encryption technologies, Cloudflare's
commitment to building a safer and faster web includes influencing
the rapid adoption of TLS 1.3 in all modern browsers.
Performance has a major impact on user
experience. TLS 1.3 represents a pivotal turning point for HTTPS
Modern mobile networks will routinely add
over 100ms of latency to each request. TLS 1.3 makes page load times
significantly faster for mobile devices, improving the user
experience for your visitors.
Utilizing Cloudflare’s global content
delivery decreases the physical distance between your content and
your visitors resulting in shorter physical round trip connection
times (latency). The combination of reduced round trip connections
and shorter distance results in enormous performance gains when
establishing a secure connection.
The new security protocol reduces latency caused during
the TLS Handshake by removing a whole round-trip connection for
Data integrity is critical to your entire
community. TLS 1.3 represents a significant leap forward for
security. TLS 1.3 removes all primitives and features that have
contribute to a weak configurations and enabled common vulnerability
exploits like DROWN, Vaudenay, Lucky 13, POODLE, SLOTH, CRIME and
more. TLS 1.3 has also introduced more improvements than any previous version
of the protocol. Additional features have been added to enhance
the security and robustness of the protocol.
TLS 1.3 is available on all plan levels. For
Free and Pro customers, TLS 1.3 will be turned on by default.
Business and Enterprise customers will have the option to opt-in.
For clients that do not yet support TLS 1.3, fallback options will
be available to utilize the most secure encryption protocol
available to the client.
In addition to TLS 1.3, secure connections
running through Cloudflare benefit from performance enhancing
features like a global content delivery network, HTTP/2 and Server
Push. Cloudflare also provides additional layers of security that
include protection against distributed denial-of-service attacks
(DDoS), web-application firewall protection again malicious attacks
like SQL injections, comment spam, excessive bot crawling, and much more.
Cloudflare is the first to offer TLS 1.3
support on a global scale. TLS 1.3 has removed common vulnerabilities
within the protocol strengthening overall security. An abbreviated
TLS/SSL handshake and 0-RRT session resumption have greatly reduces
latency resulting a giant leap forward in performance. Cloudflare’s
global network significantly reduces latency by terminating the
user’s connection to a nearby server eliminating the need for the
request to travel across oceans and continental.
The secure web is now more performance oriented than any other previous
version and non-secure HTTP. Enhance the confidentiality,
integrity, and availability of your content by signing up
for Cloudflare today.