Cloudflare is a web performance and security company that provides online services to protect and accelerate websites online. The Company’s online platforms include Cloudflare CDN, which distributes content around the world to speed up websites; Cloudflare optimizer that enables web pages with ad servers and third-party widgets to download Snappy software on mobiles and computers; CloudFlare security, which protects websites from a range of online threats including spam, SQL injection and DDOS; Cloudflare analytics that gives insight into website’s traffic including threats and search engine crawlers; Keyless SSL that allows organizations to keep secure sockets layer keys private; and Cloudflare applications that help its users install web applications on their websites.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)858 (est)+3%
CloudFlare was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at CloudFlare

Lee Holloway

Lee Holloway

Co-Founder & Lead Engineer
Michelle Zatlyn

Michelle Zatlyn

Co-Founder and COO
Matthew Prince

Matthew Prince

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nitin Rao

Nitin Rao

Head of Infrastructure
Dane Knecht

Dane Knecht

Head of Product Strategy
Justin Paine

Justin Paine

Head of Trust & Safety
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CloudFlare Office Locations

CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, New York, Champaign, Washington and in 6 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
101 Townsend St
Austin, US
600 Congress Ave
Champaign, US
M2 on Neil Street 301 N Neil St
Washington, US
718 7th St NW
Singapore, SG
120 Robinson Rd
London, GB
25 Lavington St
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CloudFlare Financials and Metrics

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CloudFlare's latest funding round in September 2015 was reported to be $108.7 m. In total, CloudFlare has raised $180.8 m. CloudFlare's latest valuation is reported to be $3.2 b.
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CloudFlare Revenue

CloudFlare's revenue was reported to be $100 m in FY, 2017

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CloudFlare Operating Metrics

CloudFlare's Customers was reported to be 7 m in Jan, 2018.
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CloudFlare Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
NeumobNovember 14, 2017
EagerDecember 13, 2016
CryptoSealJune 18, 2014
StopTheHackerFebruary 24, 2014
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CloudFlare Online and Social Media Presence

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CloudFlare News and Updates

U.S. Tech Giant Cloudflare Provides Cybersecurity For At Least 7 Terror Groups

Among its customers are the Taliban, al-Shabab and Hamas.

Managed DNS Services 2018 Global Market Key Players – AWS, VeriSign, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Cloud, CloudFlare – Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Presents “Global Managed DNS Services Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023” New Document to its Studies Database Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

DDoS Protection and Mitigation Market 2022 With Top Key Players - Imperva,F5 Networks, Arbor, Nexusguard, Verisign, Neustar, Nsfocus, Akamai, DOSarrest, Radware, CloudFlare, Corero Network Security, Inc.

Worldwide Market Reports has announced the addition of the “Global DDoS Protection and Mitigation Market Size Status and Forecast 2022”, The report classifies the global DDoS Protection and Mitigation Market in a precise manner to offer detailed insights about the aspects responsible for augmenting …

Cloud Content Delivery Network Market Size, Status and Forecast 2023 | Top Players like Akamai Technologies, CDNetworks, CloudFlare, Limelight Networks, MaxCDN, AT&T, Incapsula, Tata Communications

This report focuses on the top players in global market, like Akamai Technologies, CDNetworks, CloudFlare, Limelight Networks, MaxCDN, AT&T, Incapsula, Tata Communications, Amazon Web Services, Fastly, Rackspace, Ericsson, Google Inc., Level 3 Communications. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us…
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CloudFlare Blogs

One-Click DNSSEC with Cloudflare Registrar

When you launch your domain to the world, you rely on the Domain Name System (DNS) to direct your users to the address for your site. However, DNS cannot guarantee that your visitors reach your content because DNS, in its basic form, lacks authentication.

How Serverless Platforms are Changing to Enable New Applications (video)

This talk was originally presented and recorded at Serverless Computing London in November 2018. If you’d like to join us in person to talk about serverless, we’ll be announcing 2019 event locations throughout the year on the docs page.

Upgrading Cloud Infrastructure Made Easier and Safer Using Cloudflare Workers and Workers KV

At Timely we started a project to migrate our web applications from legacy Azure services to a modern PaaS offering. In theory it meant no code changes. We decided to start with our webhooks.

io_submit: The epoll alternative you've never heard about

The Linux AIO is designed for, well, Asynchronous disk IO! Disk files are not the same thing as network sockets! Is it even possible to use the Linux AIO API with network sockets in the first place? The answer turns out to be a strong YES!

Un triste début d'année pour le Congo

À peine la page du calendrier tournée que nous constatons plus de troubles sur Internet. Aujourd’hui, Cloudflare peut confirmer, chiffres à l’appui, qu’Internet a été coupé en République Démocratique du Congo, information précédemment révélée par de multiples organes de presse.

Sad start to the new year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The calendar has barely flipped to 2019 and already we’re seeing Internet disruptions. Today, Cloudflare can quantitatively confirm that Internet access has been shut down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, information already reported by many press organisations.
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CloudFlare Company Life and Culture

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CloudFlare Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CloudFlare founded?

    CloudFlare was founded in 2009.

  • Who are CloudFlare key executives?

    CloudFlare's key executives are Lee Holloway, Michelle Zatlyn and Matthew Prince.

  • How many employees does CloudFlare have?

    CloudFlare has 858 employees.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue?

    Latest CloudFlare annual revenue is $100 m.

  • What is CloudFlare revenue per employee?

    Latest CloudFlare revenue per employee is $116.6 k.

  • Who are CloudFlare competitors?

    Competitors of CloudFlare include Zscaler, Imperva and Akamai.

  • Where is CloudFlare headquarters?

    CloudFlare headquarters is located at 101 Townsend St, San Francisco.

  • Where are CloudFlare offices?

    CloudFlare has offices in San Francisco, New York, Champaign, Washington and in 6 other locations.

  • How many offices does CloudFlare have?

    CloudFlare has 10 offices.