You are visiting these web pages through any of the tens of Data Centres in 20 Countries of the World whose access implies a serie of background controls on each Visitor.  The difference of speed, with and without Cloud acceleration, can be felt comparing the videos below:

Malwares are kept out by a combination of security measures, including much more than mere anti-viruses in the system of Servers, rather checks for:

  • Browser integrity:  automatically performs a browser integrity check for all requests to your website by evaluating the HTTP headers for threat signatures. If a threat signature is found, the request will be denied.
  • Visitor reputation:  CloudFlare® uses threat data from a variety of sources to build a reputation for every visitor online. One time set the desired security setting for the site, then CloudFlare’s network stops the threats before it reaches the website. Reputation-based security provides a first line of defense for the website.
  • Block list / trust list:  in addition to CloudFlare’s automatic detection, it is easily possible to exclude an IP address, IP ranges or entire countries to the Trust and Block lists.
  • Saved bandwidth and server resources:  by stopping threats before they get the bandwidth and resources are saved;
  • Protect SSH / Telnet / FTP ports:  add a layer of protection to ports like SSH, FTP and Telnet by disabling them for the root domain;
  • Collaborative security:  CloudFlare uses the collective intelligence of its community to get smarter. CloudFlare’s network learns from every new attack and then shares that information with the rest of the CloudFlare community. What this means is that since CloudFlare continually learns, every site, regardless of size, makes the system smarter;
  • Breaking the cycle of malware:  websites are empowered to inform visitors with compromised computers, so these visitors can take action to clean the malware infection.

Right side:  nearly 25 % of attempted accesses to web pages secured by CloudFlare are attempts to threaten the web pages and, from there, other Visitors. Malware-infected browsers, viruses and spammers, the typical vector being infected browsers (image credit CloudFlare®) 

Around 25 % of all of the visits to worldwide web sites are, in the reality, mere attempts of intrusion by computer programmed to spread malwares.  “Malwares”, mainly softwares allowing a hidden remote access to the computers and smartphones visiting the infected web site, to copy sensitive informations, to hiddenly activate cameras and microphones. The threats CloudFlare® security Data Centres recognized and blocked since they started to operate, can be evaluated by the impressive digits evidenced in the red colour rectangle, in the figure above. The actual worlwide situation can be directly perceived just clicking the figure above, accessing the worldwide actual situation aupdated in real time. 

Visitors may have a direct feedback about their level of security by mean of dynamic web badges: the light grey colour badge visible below changes depending on the status of this website on CloudFlare:

Above:  the cloud's colour in the left side of the dynamic web badge, becomes orange if CloudFlare® acceleration and Visitor protection are enabled

If it is active within CloudFlare, the cloud icon will be of orange colour.  If it is not active within CloudFlare, the cloud icon will be of blue colour, merging with the background.  

Below: (click to enlarge) inside a Data Centre

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