If I have a CDN, do I have to worry about DDoS attacks?

If you have a CDN, does it mean you don't have to worry about DDoS attacks or will hackers still succeed in carrying out DDoS attacks? I'm a VAR/System Integrator and I don't see any problem if you have Cloudflare.

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CDN is not going to help you to avoid DDoS. The main function of a CDN is to deliver content faster. To mitigate the risk of a DDoS you need a Web Application Firewall (WAF). Todays WAF come with CDN capabilities.

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