Launching a new website is an exciting milestone, but ensuring its security is a top priority. At our agency, one essential step in our process is to confirm that Cloudflare, a robust web security and performance tool, is set up correctly. Today, we explore the significance of Cloudflare’s firewall test and how it bolsters websites against potential threats.

Testing Cloudflare’s Firewall

As part of our thorough approach, we use the TOR browser to simulate an “attack” on the new website. Seeing Cloudflare’s response firsthand, with the reassuring “Sorry, you have been blocked” message, validates the strength of our security measures. It’s a bit of a geeky thrill for us, showcasing the solid protection Cloudflare provides.

Cloudflare "You Have Been Blocked" message

Cloudflare makes it easy to monitor and analyze firewall events. This feature allows us to track and respond to potential threats effectively. Here’s a snapshot of how we view firewall events:

Reviewing Cloudflare's firewall events log

Why Choose Cloudflare?

For those not yet using Cloudflare, we highly recommend it. Even the free version offers essential security and performance features like DDoS protection and a Content Delivery Network (CDN), which can significantly boost a small business’s online defenses. For critical websites or applications, upgrading to a paid plan unlocks advanced features for enhanced protection.

Multi-Layered Security Approach

While Cloudflare’s firewall acts as the first line of defense, we advocate for a multi-layered security strategy to safeguard websites comprehensively. Our expertise extends to assisting clients in smoothly migrating their domains or DNS to Cloudflare. Whether transitioning or managing existing setups, our team is ready to optimize website security effectively.

Prioritizing website security is crucial in today’s digital world. Cloudflare stands out as a dependable partner in fortifying online assets against threats. Reach out to us for expert advice on leveraging Cloudflare’s capabilities and enhancing your website’s security posture.

Stay tuned for more insights on optimizing web security and performance!