Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Overview

What is Cloudflare Web Application Firewall?

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall's intuitive dashboard enables users to build powerful rules through easy clicks and also provides Terraform integration. Every request to the WAF is inspected against the rule engine and the threat intelligence curated from protecting over 27 Million websites. Suspicious requests can be blocked, challenged or logged as per the needs of the user while legitimate requests are routed to the destination, agnostic of whether it lives on-premise or in the cloud. Analytics and Cloudflare Logs enable visibility into actionable metrics for the user.

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is also known as Cloudflare WAF.

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Buyer's Guide

Download the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: October 2020

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Customers
crunchbase, udacity, marketo, okcupid, zendesk
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Cloudflare Web Application Firewall Reviews

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Principal Architect at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
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Aug 12, 2020
A SaaS solution that is API configurable and a convenient part of a suite but needs updating of core rules

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is as a SaaS-based firewall solution for web applications.

Pros and Cons

  • It is configurable via API.
  • It is a SaaS solution unlike much of the competition.
  • The ModSecurity core rules need to be updated.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • The pricing model is very straightforward compared to the competition. You just pay per month for the product and usage.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are considering Cloudflare WAF is to check service limits of other providers. Cloudflare does not really have a lot of service limits and that makes a difference. Also, look at the pricing and the pricing models carefully as other products seem to me to become more complicated as your demand scales. It is more straightforward with Cloudflare — or at least it seems to be in comparison to other providers.