Federal and State governments are required to maintain a digital presence, meeting high standards of effectiveness and usability and providing quality information that is readily accessible to all1.
This task is becoming increasingly difficult, as the number of cyber incidents reported by federal agencies has jumped more than 1,300 percent, from 5,503 to 77,183, over the last 10 years, through fiscal 20152. As of May 2017, Executive Order 13800 was signed into office, ensuring that cybersecurity protections are in place, which requires work on each department's’ part to comply with new regulations. This Executive Order also establishes that the President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises.
Entities at state and local levels, such as educational institutions, museums, and state departments, which are managing Internet assets and critical infrastructure, continue to be at greater risk due to distributed cybersecurity teams with non-cohesive security practices.
Cloudflare’s 51 Tbps global Anycast network spanning 200 cities across 100 countries, including 17 in mainland China, protects government and public sector Internet properties from application layer attacks, botnets, and other automated distributed threats, while ensuring highly available and performant experiences across all visitor devices.
Protect Against Malicious Traffic
Cloudflare’s 51 Tbps global Anycast network spanning 200 cities across 100 countries is 15x bigger than the largest distributed attack ever recorded. Cloudflare’s DDoS protection mitigates attacks targeting layers 3, 4, and 7, as well as DNS.
Protect Sensitive Data from Breaches
Protect against new and evolving threats through shared intelligence across approximately 25 million Internet properties and automatically updated WAF rules. Cloudflare reduces the risk of data compromise through a layered security defense (Rate Limiting, DNS, SSL/TLS, WAF, Firewall).
Cloudflare’s Anycast content delivery network caches static content closest to visitors, reducing latency and accelerating page load times. Combined with website optimizations, load balancing, and smart routing, Cloudflare ensure fast and highly available experiences across multiple devices.
Predictable flat-rate pricing means never being charged for bandwidth usage, even in the case of legitimate traffic spikes or attack. Additionally, Cloudflare caches and serves static content, saving on monthly bandwidth costs.
Cloudflare’s 51 Tbps global Anycast network, which spans 200 cities across 100 countries, is 15x bigger than the largest distributed attack ever recorded. Cloudflare’s DDoS protection mitigates attacks targeting layers 3, 4, and 7, as well as DNS. When combined with Web Application Firewall (WAF), Cloudflare mitigates complex attacks targeting the application layer, while protecting against distributed denial-of-service, brute-force login, and API endpoint abuse with fine grain and SSL/TLS around the world. And for additional domain security, Cloudflare is an ICANN accredited registrar, providing secure domain registration and hijack prevention.
Real-time network intelligence found in Argo’s smart routing finds the fastest paths available, routing around congestion and maintaining open, secure connections to eliminate latency imposed by connection-setup. For additional availability with reductions in latency, Cloudflare Load Balancing distributes traffic across multiple servers, routing it to the closest geographic region, while rapidly avoiding failures.
Contact us to learn more about Cloudflare for government and public sector web properties.