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Cloudflare Advanced Rate Limiting

Granular controls to block abuse

Advanced rate limiting protects against denial-of-service attacks, brute-force login attempts, API traffic surges and other types of abuse targeting APIs and applications.

Advanced Rate Limiting is integrated with our Web Application Firewall (WAF) and is part of Cloudflare’s application security portfolio.

Layer 7 DDoS Mitigation

Contain high precision distributed denial-of-service attacks with granular configuration options.

API Protection

Count traffic on specific API attributes like tokens, API keys or cookies for API usage limits that ensure availability and stop abuse.

Brute Force Protection

Protect sensitive customer information against brute force login attacks.

Transparent and Cost-Effective

Enterprise customers get unmetered advanced rate limiting. Avoid unpredictable costs associated with traffic spikes and enumeration attacks.

Configure Thresholds

Protect your website URLs or API endpoints from suspicious requests that exceed defined thresholds. Granular configuration options include status codes, specific URLs, request limits, requests methods, and more.

Define Responses

Website and API visitors hitting defined request thresholds can trigger custom responses, such as mitigating actions (challenges or CAPTCHAS), response codes (Error 401 - Unauthorized), timeouts, and blocking.

Analytical Insight

Gain deep insights into traffic patterns to help scale and protect your resources. See how much malicious traffic is blocked by rule, how many requests make it to your origin, and more.


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