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Lower your operational costs, enable your site to perform at lightning speeds and enhance your infrastructure without changing a line of code.

We'll ensure your website is among the most reliable, most scalable, most secure and fastest on the web.

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A Partner You Can Trust

Fishtank Consulting is a top-rated, award-winning, Certified Cloudflare Partner. We're relentless about producing website performance and security results that exceed expectations, for less than the cost of managing them internally.

Cloudflare CDN

Ultra Fast Content Delivery

Cloudflare intelligently routes content requests along the fastest path while giving you precise control over your content's caching.

Cloudflare DNS

Fastest DNS In The World

Expect 100% uptime, advanced security and DNS resolution at the network edge in one of Cloudflare's data centres in over 200+ cities.

Our Cloudflare Results

100 ms

web page load times

90%

decreased bandwidth expenses

30 x

increased TTFB

Forrester & Gartner Recognize Cloudflare As Leader

Cloudflare has been named an Industry Leader by Forrester and Gartner for DDoS mitigation, scalable and integrated WAF, and CDN solutions.

Cloudflare DDoS

Intelligent DDoS Attack Protection

Cloudflare DDoS protection secures your site while ensuring legitimate traffic isn't compromised.

Cloudflare Bot Management

Protect Your Site From Bad Bots & Hackers

Cloudflare uses threat intelligence to stop bad bots that can steal information, slow your site and more.

Cloudflare WAF

Scalable & Integrated WAF

Protect your business-critical web apps from attacks without requiring any architecture changes.

Vancouver International Airport

Some of the results our experts achieved for North America's Best Airport:

  • Sub-100ms web page load times globally
  • Reduced total infrastructure spend by 50%
  • Cut their CDN bill by 86%
  • Reduced bandwidth expenses by 90%
  • Increased TTFB by 30 times

Leave It To Us

There can be a lot of moving parts to setting Cloudflare up for high traffic and complex websites.

Let us get your website to speeds you didn't even know were possible, no matter how complex your requirements are.

Cloudflare FAQ

Find the answers to the Cloudflare questions we get asked most frequently.

How does Cloudflare work?

Cloudflare ensures that your website is protected and performs as fast as possible. Once your website joins the Cloudflare community, its web traffic is routed through their global network of data centers.

Your visitors will experience the fastest page load times and best performance of your website once it's optimized with Cloudflare. You will also benefit from Cloudflare as it protects your site from threats, abusive bots, and crawlers that can waste your bandwidth and server resources.

Performance

Cloudflare optimizes the delivery of website resources to your visitors with speed and performance at the forefront. Cloudflare’s network of data centers serve your website’s static resources and ask your web server for dynamic content which results in the best user experiences.

Cloudflare’s global network provides a faster route for your resource requests to reach your website visitors than if they were to request them directly from your site. Think of it like a speed mushroom in Mario Kart that get's you to the finish line faster.

Reliability

With efficiency in mind, Cloudflare uses its globally distributed Anycast network to route incoming web traffic to the nearest Cloudflare data center. This selective routing distributes the incoming traffic to multiple Cloudflare IP addresses through Cloudflare's distributed DNS. This prevents site crashes, network congestion, and DDoS attacks. This also provides another level of security because it allows your origin web server IP address to be hidden.

Security

Cloudflare stops malicious traffic before it reaches your origin web server. Cloudflare analyzes potential threats in visitor requests based on a number of characteristics:

  • Visitor's IP address
  • Resources requested
  • Request payload and frequency
  • Customer-defined firewall rules

How big is the Cloudflare network?

Cloudflare’s global cloud (Anycast) network spans over 200 cities in more than 95 countries, which allows Cloudflare to work within 100 milliseconds. It reduces latency and time to first byte by delivering content closer to visitors.

Who is using Cloudflare?

Cloudflare is trusted by over 100,000 customers, including some of the largest companies such as Facebook, Lyft, Stack, Udemy, Hubspot, Shopify and many more.

What powers Cloudflare's DNS service?

Cloudflare’s DNS service is powered by the same network of 200 data centers that powers their DDoS and CDN services. This stops DNS-related attacks and outages, and improves DNS resolution times.

How many DNS queries does Cloudflare resolve?

Cloudflare's global Anycast network is powered by their DNS service, resolving over 740 billion DNS queries everyday. Approximately 25 million Internet properties, including major enterprises, e-commerce sites and government agencies use Cloudflare DNS to make sure their website is online and always available to anyone in the world.

Does Cloudflare work with any CMS?

Cloudflare is CMS agnostic and works with any website (Sitecore, Acquia, Drupal, Wordpress, Adobe, etc.) We're happy to help you no matter what CMS you use.

What is Cloudflares global network capacity?

Over 59 Tbps.

How will Cloudflare impact my SEO?

Site speed and page experience are direct SEO ranking factors, with Google even indicating that it uses time to first byte to measure page speed.

Long distances from the origin and heavy pages slow pages down, and a slow page or site speed also indirectly affects other SEO and lead generation metrics, including things such as bounce rate and the fact that Google can crawl fewer pages using their crawl budget.

Using Cloudflare is the best way to improve your time to first byte and page speed and deliver rich user experiences, with Google Trends Analyst John Mueller even stating that CDNs can help websites rank well if they're configured correctly.

What is a DDoS Attack?

A DDos attack floods a website or online service with a mass amount traffic to make it unavailable. The targeted website is usually attacked from a network of computers called a BotNet.

When a website targeted by a DDoS attack, a business can lose valuable customers and loss of sales because the attack makes their site unavailable.

Is there an additional cost for DDoS protection?

No, Cloudflare's DDoS protection and global CDN is included at every service level.

What is a BotNet?

A BotNet is a network of computers used to cause a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. BotNet computers are often used without their owners’ knowledge or permission because they are recruited from unknowingly installing malware on the machine.

Cloudflare vs Akamai

How Cloudflare Ranks Above


Cost

Cloudflare: Specialized pricing with Fishtank Consulting
Akamai: Quite expensive as its services are almost 3 times the cost of other security-related CDN services


Security Rule Propagation

Cloudflare: Easy to make changes as you need them, when you need them
Akamai: Large CDN structure takes more time for security rules to propagate, making it harder to adjust security responses on the fly


Set Up

Cloudflare: Easy and simple set up
Akamai: Complicated set up method


Documentation

Cloudflare: Documentation is publicly available to the Cloudflare Community
Akamai: Documentation is provided but it’s not public


Minimum Contract Length

Cloudflare: There is no minimum contract term
Akamai: 12 month minimum contract requirement


Bandwidth Usage

Cloudflare: Doesn’t charge on bandwidth
Akamai: Charges for bandwidth usage


2 Factor Authentication

Cloudflare: Has 2 factor authentication
Akamai: Doesn't have 2 factor authentication


SSL Encryption

Cloudflare: Free SSL certification
Akamai: No SSL certification

Are there any code changes required?

There are no code changes required and the configuration is very quick.

What security products does Cloudflare have?

Firewall, DDoS protection, rate limiting, bot management, and more. Our experienced team can help you select the right ones for your organization based on your goals. Contact us to learn more.

What performance products does Cloudflare have?

Intelligent routing, mobile & image optimization, video and cache. Our experienced team can help you select the right ones for your organization based on your goals.

What reliability products does Cloudflare have?

Load balancing, DNS and virtual backbone. Our team of experts can help you figure out which ones are right for your organization based on your goals.

How many properties rely on Cloudflare?

Over 25 million Internet properties are on the Cloudflare network.

Is there any hardware or software to install?

There is no hardware or software to install, and it’s completely transparent to your users.

Can you have both performance and security with Cloudflare?

Yes! With Cloudflare you won’t sacrifice performance for security. Cloudflare’s solutions integrate, learn and work seamlessly with other security and performance products too.

How many requests does Cloudflare serve?

Cloudflare’s network serves over 21 million HTTP requests per second, learning and getting smarter every time.

How can I get started or learn more about Cloudflare?

Contact us! We’d love to chat about how we can help you reach your website performance and reliability goals with Cloudflare.

Trusted by the world's best brands

We're a strategic, long-term partner to some of the world's biggest businesses.

American Dental Association

America's leading oral health association.

The American Dental Association has been powering the dentistry profession in the United States for 160 years, with over 165,000 members.

Enbridge

North America's leading energy company.

A Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Energy leader, Enbridge moves 25% of the crude oil produced in North America & operates North America's third largest natural gas utility.

Carnegie Hall

A world renowned historic landmark.

Since 1891 Carnegie Hall has set the bar for musical excellence as the aspirational destination and performance location for the world's best artists.

Vancouver International Airport

North America's best international airport.

Named Best Airport in North America for 11 years in a row, YVR International Airport has over 26 million visitors per year from around the globe.

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