Getting Started with CloudFlare™ Security

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.
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Rating
(112)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 15, 2015
Duration
1h 38m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(112)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 15, 2015
Duration
1h 38m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

Troy is a Software Architect, Microsoft MVP for Developer Security and ASPInsider. He's a regular conference speaker, frequent blogger at troyhunt.com and is the author of the OWASP Top 10 for .NET developers series and the free eBook of the same name.

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