Unmatched Combination of Security and Performance Features for Web Applications
Bryan McAnulty | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 24, 2019

Unmatched Combination of Security and Performance Features for Web Applications

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CloudFlare

Cloudflare has helped make site security and content delivery performance accessible to any business. CloudFlare provides SSL, DDoS production, a content delivery network, caching and performance features and more even on their free plan. On top of the power CloudFlare includes for the price, the setup process is extremely straightforward and fast, and an average developer can configure it in an hour or two. No need for a dev-ops team to spend weeks and a lot more money trying to come up with a similar solution.
  • Easy to implement security and performance features making it a choice for all sites we launch whether they are more static business sites, eCommerce sites, or especially web applications.
  • Low cost and robust free plan make it an easy choice for the peace of mind performance/production it adds with minimal configuration.
  • Gives web applications and websites the infrastructure they want, whether they are big or small.
  • CloudFlare now offers so many features including video streaming and image resizing, that it might be difficult for those who aren't familiar with them to quickly grasp why they need CloudFlare.
  • No need to worry about DDoS attacks.
  • Easy to configure content delivery network.
  • Page rules allow us to turn features of CloudFlare on and off for sections of our application.
Compared to CloudFront, CloudFlare provides a great deal of value beyond simply being a content delivery network (CDN). We have found ourselves in some cases using Amazon CloudFront in combination with CloudFlare because we might have a bunch of assets stored in Amazon S3 which we want to have available via a CDN easily and CloudFront provides that.

We still want the other performance and security features offered by CloudFlare though so CloudFront cannot be seen as a direct replacement unless all your company wants is a CDN.
Fast to respond and knowledgable, even for free tier accounts.

Do you think Cloudflare delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cloudflare's feature set?

Yes

Did Cloudflare live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cloudflare go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cloudflare again?

Yes

We use CloudFlare primarily for its content delivery network and security features like DDoS protection. It's threat blocking and page speed rules also help us maintain the setup we want for our web applications. While we will use it for web applications 100% of the time, we also put at least the free plan on almost all websites we create because it is so quick to implement and still provides great performance and security features.