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Cloudflare Access

Internet-native Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
  • Create an aggregation layer for secure access to all your self-hosted, SaaS, or non-web applications
  • Connect users faster and more safely than a VPN
  • Try it forever for up to 50 users with our Free plan
Benefits of Cloudflare Access
Strengthen the employee experience

Improve team productivity with modernized security that makes on-prem apps feel just like SaaS apps. No more slow, clunky VPNs or employee complaints.

Eliminate lateral movement

Reduce cyber risk and shrink your attack surface by granting context-based, least privilege access per resource rather than network-level access.

Scale Zero Trust effortlessly

Improve tech efficiency by protecting critical apps or highest risk user groups first, then expanding Internet-native ZTNA to protect your entire business.

Analyst recognition

Cloudflare named a "Leader"

KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for ZTNA 2022

Through its ZTNA market analysis, KuppingerCole Analysts AG cited several Cloudflare strengths such as our:

  • Fully integrated organically developed security and access management platform
  • Largest global cloud infrastructure with low-latency reach for 99% of the world population
  • Massive market presence and global brand recognition
Read the full report
Secure hybrid work

Top use cases for Access

  • VPN replacement - Access is faster and safer than traditional VPNs. Start offloading critical apps for better security and end user experience.
  • Accelerate mergers & acquisitions - Avoid a traditional network merge entirely. Integrate with multiple IdPs and provide per-app internal access during M&A.
  • Contractor access - Authenticate third-party users like contractors with clientless options, social IdPs, and more.
  • Developer access - Provide privileged technical users secure access to critical infrastructure without performance tradeoffs.
  • Phishing-resistant MFA - Roll out strong authentication, like FIDO2-compliant security keys, everywhere.
Explore hybrid work use cases

Tackle Zero Trust one step at a time

Why choose Cloudflare?
Easy setup and management

Radically simplify the setup and operation of on-ramping traffic to private resources with app connector software and tunnel orchestration.

Seamless, always-on experience

Achieve peak end user performance and resilience to network outages with Cloudflare's global Anycast technology, ensuring reliability.

Rapid, early-adopter innovation

Keep up with the evolution of the Internet itself with a Zero Trust provider that constantly out-innovates its peers to make app access faster and more secure.

Connect users to internal resources

How it works

  • Clientless capabilities support HTTPS traffic and in-browser SSH or VNC terminals, while our device client can help evaluate device posture or extend traffic to other in-line services like Cloudflare Gateway
  • Access verifies identity and device posture and grants continuous, contexual access to all of an organization's internal resources, creating a software-defined perimeter
  • In-line WAF and DDoS threat mitigation further strengthen L7 security for apps protected behind Access
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Helping organizations worldwide progress towards Zero Trust

Tackle Zero Trust one step at a time

Additional resources

How to augment or replace your VPN with Cloudflare

See why and how to offload key applications from your traditional VPN to Cloudflare Access.

Read blog post
Zero Trust guide to securing contractor access

Read how ZTNA makes connecting third-party users like contractors and partners secure and simple.

Read whitepaper
Zero Trust guide to developer access

Unburden technical teams with safer, faster access to critical tools and infrastructure.

Read solution brief
How strong authentication helps stop phishing attacks

Learn how ZTNA can help require strong authentication, like security keys, and roll it out everywhere.

Read solution brief