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China Network Whitepaper

China is home to the world’s largest Internet population with 720 million people online. However, tapping into this market can be difficult with regulatory requirements, malicious attacks and Internet infrastructure challenges. To help customers overcome these hurdles and streamline the process of website optimization in China, Cloudflare has seamlessly extended its global performance and security network services into China.

Enterprise Overview

This paper summarizes the benefits and features of Cloudflare's Enterprise plan.

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Cloudflare for Mobile Overview

By 2017, over 5 billion people will own a mobile device and over 80% of enterprise-managed devices will be mobile. Cloudflare empowers web businesses to deliver fast, secure, and device specific content for the mobile users.

IPv6 Overview

Cloudflare enables IPv6 for customers on Cloudflare by default, making it seamless and easy. Our automatic IPv6 getaway allows IPv4-only websites to support IPv6-only clients with one click. No hardware. No software. No code changes.

Keyless SSL Datasheet

Keyless SSL lets sites use Cloudflare’s SSL service while retaining on-premise custody of their private keys. Companies are able to get all of the benefits of the cloud (DDoS attack mitigation, load balancing, WAN optimization), without having to choose between encrypting web traffic or giving their SSL private keys to a 3rd party cloud provider.

How Cloudflare’s Architecture can Scale to Stop the Largest Attacks

Cloudflare believes that architecture matters and that the only solution against massively distributed botnets is a massively distributed network. Cloudflare has based its service on this architectural approach, and while there are limits to any service, so far Cloudflare has not been impacted by any IoT botnet attack.

Cloudflare for Community Banks

The FFIEC requires banks to take a comprehensive approach to maintain the security and resilience of the technology infrastructure including the establishment of a robust cybersecurity framework. Cloudflare can help to protect critical financial systems against cyber-attacks while achieving the regulatory compliance requirements set forth by the FFIEC.

Intermediary Liability and Safeguarding Digital Innovation

Overview of intermediary liability protection regimes, from well-established principals to emerging voluntary initiatives, and Cloudflare's position in the debate.

Web Application Firewall (WAF) Datasheet

Cloudflare's WAF stops attacks at the network edge, protecting your website from common web threats and specialized attacks before they reach your servers. It covers both desktop and mobile websites as well as applications.

DDoS Attacks Whitepaper

Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges. Cloudflare's advanced DDoS protection matches the sophistication and scale of such threats and can be used to mitigate DDoS attacks of all forms and sizes.

HTTPS Whitepaper

With recent developments in HTTPS technology, such as SPDY, sending requests over HTTPS can be faster than using regular HTTP. Also, the complicated operational issues associated with sending encrypted data can be handled by third parties like Cloudflare. It’s time for enterprises to take another look at securing their web traffic.

Cloudflare Content Delivery Network (CDN) whitepaper

Cloudflare provides a global content delivery network (CDN) with unique performance optimization capabilities. We've built a best-in-class, global infrastructure from the ground up using next-generation equipment. The result is a CDN that's easier to set up, more affordable, and built to outperform any legacy CDN on the market.

Cloudflare e-commerce presence for mobile consumer whitepaper

Cloudflare believes that architecture matters and that the only solution against massively distributed botnets is a massively distributed network. Cloudflare has based its service on this architectural approach, and while there are limits to any service, so far Cloudflare has not been impacted by any IoT botnet attack.

Load Balancing with Cloudflare

Cloudflare Load Balancing safeguards your website, web app, or API from service disruptions with local and global traffic load balancing, geographic routing, server health checks, and failover, ensuring the continuous availability of critical resources.

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DDoS Protection with Rate Limiting

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise and have evolved into complex and overwhelming security challenges for organizations. Cloudflare’s DDoS protection for layers 3, 4, and 7 is available as a service at the network edge, matching the scale of modern-day threats, and can be used to mitigate DDoS attacks of all forms and sizes. Rate Limiting complements Cloudflare’s DDoS protection by allowing for precise mitigation of the most sophisticated attacks against the application layer.

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Partner Resources

Becoming a Cloudflare Partner

This overview summarizes the benefits to your business as well as to your customers when you become a Cloudflare partner.

Railgun™ Overview

Railgun caches the uncacheable and allows hosters to serve dynamic content to visitors around the world as if they were right next door.

StopTheHacker Partner Program

Every hosted website today is vulnerable to security threats. StopTheHacker detects and removes malware on your customers' websites and servers.

Performance and Security for Google Cloud Platform

With over 115 data centers across 50 countries, Cloudflare enhances the performance and security of Internet properties hosted by Google Cloud Platform, while reducing monthly bandwidth usage and egress billing costs.