Cloudflare Application Security Portfolio

Keeping websites and APIs secure and productive

Web applications and APIs make the digital world go round. Cloudflare protects applications and APIs from abuse, stops bad bots, thwarts DDoS attacks, and monitors for suspicious payloads and browser supply chain attacks.

Our application security products work closely with our performance suite, all delivered by one of the world’s most connected global cloud platforms.

Superior security. Unparalleled data.

The Cloudflare difference

A single network and console for full integration

Cloudflare gives you a single, powerful application security posture. Our products are managed from a streamlined, single console for security integration, all running on a single rules engine for no gaps in protections.

We keep pace with threats

Threats move fast and Cloudflare keeps pace. Zero-day vulnerability exploit protections is fast so customers can patch their infrastructure. Global rules are deployed in seconds for instant protection.

Precise, data-driven security

Cloudflare protects millions of web properties and serves tens of millions of HTTP requests per second on average. This reach provides unmatched visibility into threats, enables our machine learning models to keep getting better with time and ensures we never sidetrack business with false positives.

Powerful application security from the Cloudflare edge

Website and application security services

Gain a modern application security posture by making Cloudflare's network your enterprise security perimeter. All Cloudflare application security, managed from a single console, is delivered from our global edge network of 275 data centers in more than 100 countries for incredible performance, reliability and unlimited scalability.

DDoS protection

Protect against DDoS attacks of any size and kind.

Web application firewall

Protect your business-critical web applications from attacks.

API Gateway

Make our massive global network your secure API gateway.

Bot Management

Manage good / bad bots — stop bad bots with threat intelligence at scale.

Page Shield

Protect against Magecart and JavaScript supply chain attacks.

Rate Limiting

Protect against abusive behavior — DDoS, brute force login, etc.

SSL / TLS encryption

Secure vistor data and boost SEO rankings.

SSL / TLS for Saas

Secure customer data with strong data encryption.

Security Center

Attack surface management and mitigate threats in a few clicks.


Granular lens into network traffic.


Detailed logs of HTTP requests, Spectrum events, or Firewall events.

Threat intelligence

Threat intelligence and operations that bolsters security postures and SOC effectiveness.


Build a highly scalable image pipeline to resize, optimize, store, and deliver images.


Ingest, encode, record, and play live or on-demand videos.

Expanding attack surface

2021 saw more than 20K vulnerabilities to exploit - the greatest number on record.

API-related traffic represented almost 54% of Cloudflare network traffic in 2021.

Up to 40% of all Internet traffic is bot traffic - and a significant portion is malicious.

94% of desktop and mobile sites use third-party resources.

Hear from our customers

Featured customer stories


Learn how Mindbody replaced seven standalone products with one integrated, user-friendly Cloudflare solution.


Learn how Cloudflare helped LendingTree save over $250,000 in just 5 months and reduced Bot attacks by over 70%.


Learn how SCAYLE protects online fashion retailers against e-commerce attacks with Cloudflare.

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Security in the fast lane

Our vast global network spanning 285 cities is one of the fastest on the planet. In fact, we can reach 95% of the world’s population within approximately 50 ms.

That means our single-pass security inspection happens at the data center closest to its source, so security never comes with a performance tradeoff.

Cloudflare WAF was so easy and intuitive to use. It took our engineers almost no time to get up to speed. We’ve now expanded our usage of Cloudflare’s suite of products. Integrating with any Cloudflare solution has been just so smooth and painless
Paul Shope
Security Engineer
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Secure. Fast. Easy.

We build products that are simple to deploy and configure. Ease of onboarding, adoption, and management is a core design tenet of every Cloudflare product.

There is no hardware to rack and stack and no software to install, and it is completely transparent to your end-users.

We measure deployment in minutes and hours, not days and weeks (or months). Once you are on Cloudflare, adding new functionalities is quick and simple.

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Threat intelligence. At scale.

Cloudflare's global network spans across 285 cities in approximately 100 countries. This allows Cloudflare to operate within approximately 50 milliseconds of 95% of the Internet-connected population in the developed world. Our global network capacity is over 192 Tbps.

With tens of millions of Internet properties on our network, Cloudflare’s curated and unique threat intelligence seamlessly protects against sophisticated attacks.

We operate at a massive scale to protect any asset on our network from any threat.

Recognized leadership in web application security

Gartner® named Cloudflare a “Leader” in Web Application and API Protection

We believe this recognition in the "2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAAP" report validates that we protect against emerging threats faster, offer tighter integration of multiple security capabilities, and deliver powerful ease of use and deployment.

Forrester named Cloudflare a “Leader” in DDoS mitigation services

In the 2021 Forrester Wave™ for DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Cloudflare received the highest possible scores in 15 evaluation criteria, including performance, product vision, implementation speed, response automation, and security operations centers.

Forrester named Cloudflare a “Strong Performer” in Bot Management

In the 2022 Forrester Wave™ for Bot Management, Cloudflare received particular recognition for our overall product vision, threat research quality, accessible user interface and documentation, and number of customers.

Trusted by millions of Internet properties

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