Cloudflare services offer protective and preventive measures in an effort to mitigate and deflect a range of human attackers and bot attacks. In lighter terms, Cloudflare sets up a security ‘cloud’ to front your web page so your site can continue running successfully.
Following on from our recent blog on the security, stability, and speed of Cloudflare, we recently encountered a new threat and implemented features and rules on Cloudflare Firewall to mitigate it.
Threat Statistics (1 Month)
The graph above shows us that for the entire month of January, this site was attacked from a particular IP Address 134,000 times on that given day.
Threats minus IP block
This shows us the number of attacks in this month period that did not include those from an IP Block. While Browser challenged attacks are more prominent than Bad Browser, both pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands on the previous Y-Axis showcasing the number of IP Block threats.
Type of Threats
Threats by Geography
The chart above shows us that the United States remain the leading country for cyber threats by over a hundred thousand in the last month for this particular website. Generally, we see similar trends for other websites. Cloudflare provides analytics depicting the column on the left which indicates how many of those particular search engine bots have crawled and or scanned websites for given information.
The benefits of Cloudflare services go beyond just safeguarding your website. While these Firewall features need to be highlighted, Cloudflare also automatically optimizes the delivery of websites to ensure the most efficient page load times and optimal performance. If you were unsure of the severity behind protecting your site, these graphs show the staggering level of threat that Cloudflare has protected against within one month.
At Achieve we understand the necessity of a site’s security and stability in today’s ever-changing digital age. We recognize how and where Cloudflare has delivered time and time again, and we are expertly trained to implement Cloudflare as a piece of software.
If you have any questions about your sites stability or how you can improve the security and reliability of your site please feel free to reach out at any time!