San Francisco, CA, July 27, 2018 — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced results from the second quarter of 2018 and has continued to expand its network capabilities with a number of new offerings. Cloudflare is also announcing that it now protects more than 9 million domains, websites, APIs, mobile applications, and anything connected to the Internet.
“In the second quarter we focused on delivering solutions that help everyone online,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We announced our first consumer offering and extended our services to anything connected to the Internet, both huge milestones for us as a company and for users everywhere.”
In April, Cloudflare announced 126.96.36.199, the first public DNS resolver built around the principle of privacy-first. Cloudflare’s first consumer offering, 188.8.131.52, ensures a faster and more private Internet for users everywhere, for free. It is already the fastest DNS resolver in the world and 47 percent faster than the second-fastest resolver.
Cloudflare also announced Spectrum, a solution that extends Cloudflare’s benefits beyond web protocols to protect and accelerate email servers, gaming servers, IoT devices, and anything else that connects to the Internet. With Spectrum, Cloudflare is able to accelerate everything across its global network of 150+ data centers and protect anything connected to the Internet from attack.
Another milestone for the company was its first Cloudflare Internet Summit UK, held on Thursday, June 14 in London. Cloudflare usually holds the event in San Francisco annually, and this was the first international expansion of the event. The event featured fireside chats and panels with speakers including Sir John Scarlett, the former chief of MI6, Nnenna Nwakanma, senior policy manager at the World Wide Web Foundation, and Alex Macgillivray, the former US Deputy CTO, among many others. Cloudflare will be holding its fourth annual Internet Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, October 4.
Cloudflare now has more than 709 employees, up from 440 just over a year ago. The company continues to grow its engineering, sales, marketing, and support teams across its offices in San Francisco, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, London, New York, NY, Washington D.C., and Singapore.
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Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world's 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.
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