Gartner has recognised Cloudflare as a Leader in the 2022 “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP)” report that evaluated 11 vendors for their ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’. This achievement highlights Cloudflare’s continued commitment and investment in this space as the company aims to provide better and more effective security solutions to its users and customers.
Keeping up with application security
With over 36 million HTTP requests per second being processed by the Cloudflare global network, the company gets unprecedented visibility into network patterns and attack vectors. This scale allows it to effectively differentiate clean traffic from malicious, resulting in about 1 in every 10 HTTP requests proxied by Cloudflare being mitigated at the edge by the WAAP portfolio.
Visibility is not enough, and as new use cases and patterns emerge, Cloudflare invests in research and new product development. For example, API traffic is increasing (55%+ of total traffic) and this trend isn’t expected to slow down. To help customers with these new workloads, Cloudflare’s API Gateway builds upon our WAF to provide better visibility and mitigations for well-structured API traffic for which the company has observed different attack profiles compared to standard web-based applications.
Cloudflare’s continued investment in application security has helped it gain its position in this space.
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