Cloudflare provides a free service to encapsulate an existing website and
route traffic through their infrastructure. This allows them to apply
numerous defensive measures to help secure the site from a range of online
risks. In this course, we'll go through the process of setting up a site in
Cloudflare, assessing the security profile, then strengthening the
configuration to maximize the value of the additional defenses.
In an increasingly security conscious world, people are always looking for
shortcuts to enhance the security profile of their websites whilst keeping
cost and effort to a minimum. For new web assets, and particularly for old,
this can be a high-friction and often costly process to get right.
Cloudflare provides a free service that routes traffic to existing websites
through their infrastructure. They've rapidly emerged in recent years to
become a large player in the online world, with 5% of the globe's traffic
now dependent on Cloudflare. By encapsulating a website within their
service, they're able to provide services ranging from SSL-enabling sites
to implementing firewall rules and security controls, all without touching
the existing site. In this course, we'll look at Cloudflare's free
service, which can be set up in minutes. Whether you're just trying to get
SSL on your site or want to take advantage of the more advanced security
features Cloudflare offers, this course is a great way to increase security
in the fastest, cheapest way possible.
Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security. He's a regular conference speaker, frequent blogger at troyhunt.com and is the creator of the data breach notification service known as “Have I Been Pwned”.