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Cloudflare Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape DDoS Prevention Solutions Report


The company was recognized for having a unique architecture and rapid onboarding process

San Francisco, CA, March 7, 2019 — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2019 Vendor Assessment (doc #US43699318, March 2019), among nine other vendors. The IDC MarketScape recognized Cloudflare for its strengths, including rapid onboarding process, unique architecture, flexible pricing options, and unmetered and always-on DDoS protection.

According to the report, “Customer feedback praised Cloudflare for its customer support, and customers were happy that support was present from implementation of the service to the end and continued to assist them every step of the way. Customers described Cloudflare as a ‘good value’ service for DDoS prevention.”

The report also noted, “Cloudflare's architecture presents a unified view of attacks across integrated stack of network, DNS, and application. Since there is no hardware component to the solution, Cloudflare can provide a cost-effective, yet high-value solution that does not consist of any upfront hardware costs or need for an OEM/third-party hardware vendor.”

“At Cloudflare we are focused on helping to build a better Internet, and a huge part of that is by providing unparalleled protection against DDoS attacks of all kinds,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Being recognized as a leader by the IDC MarketScape is an indication that we’re addressing our customers’ needs and making the Internet better for users everywhere.”

Cloudflare continues to add to its network, which now includes 165+ points of presence in 76 countries. The company announced that it was offering unmetered mitigation for all DDoS attacks in September 2017.

For more information, check out an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2019 Vendor Assessment here.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Cloudflare
Cloudflare, Inc. ( / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world's 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, Washington, DC, London, Munich, and Singapore.

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