Why Google & Microsoft Backed Cloudflare

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Backed by New Enterprise Associates, Baidu, Microsoft and the like, Cloudflare’s solutions work on two fronts; improving web performance, and providing security for websites against DDoS attacks, data breach and malicious bot abuse

Launched in the 2010 TechCrunch Disrupt conference, California-based Cloudflare is a web performance and security company that provides DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, Internet services and more for websites. The company was founded by Matthew Prince, Lee Holloway, and Michelle Zatlyn and its solutions are adopted by companies across diverse sectors such as publishing, education, financial services, ecommerce, gaming, and travel and leisure, to name a few.

Some of the products offered by Cloudflare are CDN (Content Delivery Network), which improves the performance of the host’s website and reduces load on their web servers, Accelerated Mobile Links, which loads pages (on mobile) 3-5 times faster, DDoS attacks mitigation, prevention of customer data breach and blocking of malicious bot abuse, to name a few.

The company has so far raised over US $182 million in funding from a series of investors such as New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft Corp, Baidu, Capital G and more.


Snapshot

Category: Web Security

Founded: 2010

Founders: Matthew Prince, Lee Holloway, and Michelle Zatlyn

Investors: New Enterprise Associates, Pelion Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft Corp, Baidu, Capital G and more.

Headquarters: California, United States

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