Cloudflare Review

Easy to scale and configure, with reasonable pricing

What is our primary use case?

We are an IT consulting company, we provide solutions to our customers. We implement the solutions for our customers. Some of our customers use CloudFlare, some of them are using  Imperva and Palo Alto.

Our customers use this solution for any web traffic, mostly GCP or to AWS cloud as a backend.

What is most valuable?

I like caching and DDoS. There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.

What needs improvement?

Latencies are always a problem.

Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not.

Latencies are the key issue. If you are not caching and just using DDoS then definitely, there are some latencies added to the traffic.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Cloudflare for more than six years.

We work with many different versions. For new customers, we use the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I haven't had any issues with stability. We haven't heard anything from our clients.

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale. We haven't had any problems with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

Cloudflare is very straightforward. It is easy to set up.

There is no installation, you just go through the configuration process.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

It all depends on what the customer is looking for. These are two different areas. Basically, CloudFare is completely Cloud-based, whereas Imperva I can have a physical appliance or a virtual appliance, or a cloud-based. 

My solution is based on what customers are looking for, but Cloudflare is pretty good and getting really popular in terms of DDoS, the paid version of it.

We looked at the service. What are acceptable latencies? Is it okay to route through a different vendor, and before it reaches the backup? They have to go through multiple vendors. You also have to consider what the latencies cost and is that acceptable for the service. These are key things you need to consider when selecting a cloud-based vendor for DDoS.

I would rate Cloudflare a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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