Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 57 - Page 38

Blocking 117 billion cyberthreats each day to build a better Internet

John Graham-Cumming , CTO , Cloudflare , discusses the problems the company solves and the geographical spread of these customers .

cCan you give us a high-level overview of Cloudflare and today ’ s problems that the company solves ? Cloudflare is a global cloud platform designed to make everything you connect to the Internet secure , private , fast and reliable . Our mission is to help build a better Internet . For us , that means providing services that improve the security , performance and reliability of Internet properties ( websites , apps , APIs , etc .) so that more people have secure , fast and reliable access to the Internet . We ’ re blocking an average of 117 billion cyberthreats each day for the millions of Internet properties that rely on us .

For us , that means providing services that improve the security , performance and reliability of Internet properties ( websites , apps , APIs , etc .) so that a majority of people , public organisations and businesses can benefit from safe and fast access to the Internet .
In the past , to deliver Internet security , performance and reliability , an organisation needed to buy rooms full of expensive network appliances , ‘ boxes ’ and hire IT teams to manage them .
While some companies could afford this , the cost was prohibitive for many . Cloudflare represents the next step of Internet
John Graham-Cumming , CTO , Cloudflare infrastructure : a global cloud platform to manage the security , performance and reliability of any Internet property ( your website , app , API etc .), along with any combination of cloud services and onpremise hardware , from a single dashboard .
Rather than having to buy and manage all of that hardware , you can deploy it as a service and it can be available to anyone in a way that ’ s easy to use , flexible , scalable across the platform , gives you one consistent control plane regardless of where your applications are running-in the cloud , onpremise , or somewhere hybrid between those . It ’ s one integrated platform that solves all the problems that you used to have to solve with on-premise boxes .
How many customers does Cloudflare currently have globally and could you give us some insight into the geographical spread of these customers ?
Cloudflare has millions of customers of which more than 154,000 are paying customers and protects millions of Internet properties on its network , like websites , remote teams , APIs , and mobile apps .
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