Colombo, Sri Lanka: Six million Internet properties now faster for six million Internet users

Published on by Nitin Rao.

We are excited to add four new data centers this week to Cloudflare's growing network, beginning with Colombo, Sri Lanka. This deployment is our 112th data center globally, and our 38th in Asia. Faster Performance CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 image by Pavel Dobrovsky Six million Internet properties using Cloudflare are now even faster across the island country of Sri Lanka. Previously, local visitors to Cloudflare customers were served…

Anonymity and Abuse Reports

Published on by Matthew Prince.

Last Thursday, ProPublica published an article critiquing our handling of some abuse reports that we receive. Feedback from the article caused us to reevaluate how we handle abuse reports. As a result, we've decided to update our abuse reporting system to allow individuals reporting threats and child sexual abuse material to do so anonymously. We are rolling this change out and expect it to be available by the…

Meet The Brand New DNS Analytics Dashboard

Published on by Dani Grant.

Have you noticed something new in your Cloudflare analytics dashboard this morning? You can now see detailed DNS analytics for your domains on Cloudflare. If you want to skip to the punch and start exploring, go check it out here. Otherwise, hop on the DNS magic school bus - and let us show you all the neat stats in your now-available DNS analytics. DNS analytics dashboard: What does…

Introducing the new Cloudflare Community Forum

Published on by Ryan Knight.

Cloudflare’s community of users is vast. With more than 6 million domains registered, our users come in all shapes and sizes and are located all over the world. They can also frequently be found hanging out all around the web, from social media platforms, to Q&A sites, to any number of personal interest forums. Cloudflare users have questions to ask and an awful lot of…

How eero mesh WiFi routers connect to the cloud

Published on by Dani Grant.

This is a guest post by Gabe Kassel, Product Manager for Embedded Software at eero. Relying on a single wireless router to provide internet in every room of the home is like expecting a single light bulb to illuminate the entire house. It’s physics - WiFi radio waves don’t travel through walls or objects easily. The eero Home WiFi System is a new take on home…

IoT Security Anti-Patterns

Published on by Junade Ali.

From security cameras to traffic lights, an increasing amount of appliances we interact with on a daily basis are internet connected. A device can be considered IoT-enabled when the functionality offered by its Embedded System is exposed through an internet connected API. Internet-of-Things technologies inherit many attack vectors that appear in other internet connected devices, however the low-powered hardware-centric nature of embedded systems presents them with unique security…

Introducing TLS with Client Authentication

Published on by Dani Grant.

In a traditional TLS handshake, the client authenticates the server, and the server doesn’t know too much about the client. However, starting now, Cloudflare is offering enterprise customers TLS with client authentication, meaning that the server additionally authenticates that the client connecting to it is authorized to connect. TLS Client Authentication is useful in cases where a server is keeping track of hundreds of thousands or millions…

Upcoming Cloudflare events: Berlin May 5-7, Austin & Portland May 11

Published on by Jade Q. Wang.

Attending JS Conf EU, CSS Conf, or OSCON in the next couple of weeks? Live in Berlin or Austin or Portland? Come over and join Cloudflare devs in the area at our upcoming events. JS Conf EU 2016. Photo by Holger Blank. In Berlin? Attending JS Conf EU or CSS Conf EU? If you’re at JS Conf EU (May 6-7) or CSS Conf EU (May 5): Be…