Powering over 38% of managed DNS domains, Cloudflare runs one of the largest authoritative DNS networks in the world. With an average of a few milliseconds query speed, we have the fastest performance of any managed DNS provider. DNS updates happen within seconds, making DNS propagation delays a thing of the past.
Senior IT Professional at a non-profit with 11-50 employees
May 30, 2023
DNS proxy was very valuable to me. The solution automatically detects and responds to certain types of traffic based on geolocation. In my previous organization, our main website experienced up to two million visits in a year. There was a four-month curling tournament from the fall to the spring season. It became important to distinguish legitimate viewers and fan traffic where they would want to go and visit our website for information on tournaments to buy tickets and merchandise and to view scores of our major national tournaments. It was important to protect legitimate traffic from illegitimate group-force traffic. Though Canada was not a major target for the DDoS attack, it was important that we protect our website through Cloudflare. If we saw a lot of traffic that we wouldn’t usually get, like from Russia, China, or any bot-like behavior, the product would filter it out. We did not have to think about a cyber strategy because the product did it for us. Cloudflare is one of the pioneers of cybersecurity software.
We have noticed multiple instances where Cloudflare falsely indicates that our servers are down, even when there is no actual load on them. This makes it challenging for us to identify the exact issue. Another drawback we've experienced is with IP masking. When our website is accessed through a VPN, the access logs record Cloudflare IPs, which makes it difficult to determine which IPs are impacting the website's load. These are the major challenges we face. In future releases, one thing that would be great is if Cloudflare could provide basic WAF rules and security recommendations based on website scanning. You could submit your website, and it would generate a list of security measures that should be implemented for your website and other web applications. That would be highly valuable.
IT Security Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 20, 2023
What is our primary use case
I use the solution for DNS management. What I do is every domain we have has some web resources available. Instead of sending everything directly to my web server, what we do is send all the DNS requests for that domain to Cloudflare. It is DNS security enabled to…
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