Cloudflare offers diverse industry-standard security solutions to protect your website against malicious traffic targeting our web servers. Here are the top five security advantages of having us set up yoru website to utilise Cloudflare:
- DNS Security
To protect your website visitors from the risk of phishing, malware infections, and personal data leakage, Cloudflare offers a protocol called DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions). It creates a layer of trust on top of DNS by adding cryptographic signatures to existing DNS records. It guarantees a website's traffic is safely routed to the correct servers so that a site’s visitors are not intercepted by a hidden “man-in-the-middle” attacker.
- IP Masking
Cloudflare adds a layer of protection against attacks to your server by masking our web servers' original IP address. With this feature, Cloudflare forwards your traffic through their network, replacing the original IP in the DNS records with their own IP address.
- Protection from DoS and DDoS
Cloudflare defends against DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service). DoS is a type of attack on a web server wherein the website is overloaded by useless traffic, causing the website to be extremely slow or completely unavailable. DDoS is a type of DoS attack where multiple compromised machines (or bots) all around the world are used to send a large volume of requests to overwhelm a web server. With Cloudflare's IP Masking, the attacker is redirected to Cloudflare machines around the world instead of directly to our web server. The Cloudflare network acts as a filter to block bad traffic and only sends legitimate traffic through to your origin server.
- Spam protection
Through Cloudflare's Firewall, we are able to filter out bad traffic from bots and spammers by creating custom firewall rules, adjusting your website’s security level, and defining a list of blocked and whitelisted IP addresses or ranges.
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