Cloudflare Expands Zero Trust Platform
June 20, 2022
introduced several new capabilities for Cloudflare One, its Zero Trust SASE
platform, making it the only cloud-native Zero Trust solution with global
network scale. New features for Cloudflare One include sophisticated email
security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker
(CASB), and private network discovery. Now, any organization can use Cloudflare
One for a comprehensive and deeply-integrated Zero Trust security and networking
solution to protect and accelerate the performance of devices, applications, and
entire networks to keep workforces secure and productive.
"When I sit with customers, they share that one of the most daunting aspects of
Zero Trust security is simply where to begin. Making matters worse, every vendor
has a different definition for Zero Trust, turning a critical approach to
security into a misunderstood and overused term," said Matthew Prince,
co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We believe Zero Trust must extend to the
entire network, all the way from email to data centers, and accelerate user and
endpoint connections, not slow people down. And we want to give every customer a
step-by-step guide for what they can do today, this week, and this month to make
themselves more secure regardless of what vendor they use."
Today, employees are highly mobile and critical applications have moved to the
cloud – no longer residing inside an office protected by a secure perimeter.
This fundamental shift in where and how people work has caused enterprises to
rethink legacy tools like VPNs and hardware boxes and abandon the traditional
castle-and-moat approach to security, looking towards Zero Trust. Cloudflare One
unifies network security as-a-service built natively into one of the world’s
largest networks, providing fast, reliable global connectivity; cloud-based
security; and better visibility and control through a common dashboard and API.
With Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform organizations can easily secure their
applications and employees against the modern threat landscape without the
complex integration costs or disrupting employee productivity like many legacy
Cloudflare One provides a comprehensive Zero Trust SASE solution that is
built natively into Cloudflare’s global network, spanning more than 270 cities
in over 100 countries. This deeply integrated approach ensures a simple
deployment in just a few clicks, lightning fast performance wherever users are,
and robust security across endpoints, networks, and email, enabling
protect users from phishing attacks: Email is one of the largest cyber attack
vectors on the Internet, which makes integrated email security critical to any
true Zero Trust network. By combining leading phishing protection from
Cloudflare’s recent acquisition of Area 1 Security with Cloudflare’s cutting
edge Browser Isolation, malicious links will automatically be quarantined in a
remote browser session.
Secure every connection with Zero Trust controls while accelerating users and
services: Whether users are connecting to internal resources, the Internet, or
are simply opening email, Cloudflare’s global network allows Zero Trust
filtering to be applied to everything, without slowing it down.
Comprehensive controls for data in any location: Beyond just in-line scanning,
Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform provides controls in real-time with built in
data loss prevention tools to scan for sensitive information or against data
at-rest with an API-driven CASB.
Connect and secure data, devices, offices, cloud networks, and more without
relying on hardware boxes: Cloudflare Magic WAN is now generally available,
allowing businesses to speed up their network and add security at a fraction of
the cost compared to legacy MPLS architecture.
Cloudflare One was announced in 2020 and has been helping to secure enterprises
around the world, with the number of customers increasing 100% year over year
and daily average traffic increasing by 6X over the same period. Global brands
trust Cloudflare with their Zero Trust journey, including financial services
company BlockFi; financial application provider Curve; online business catering
platform ezCater; international airlines Japan Airlines; award-winning digital
wealth manager Moneybox; transportation and logistics leader Werner Enterprises;
and multi-disciplinary digital agency Panagora.