CloudFlare Joins Akamai and Incapsula

CloudFlare rocks. Their decision to acquire StoptheHacker.com is  a brilliant move. The acquisition catapults CloudFlare out of the CDN silo, and into the ecosystem of the cloud security industry. The next step for CloudFlare is to integrate the malware scanning service into its infrastructure, and start building additional security features around it, to further differentiate itself from the competition.

CloudFlare Joins Akamai and Incapsula

CloudFlare joins the elite group of Security-based CDNs, with the other two being Akamai and Incapsula, that are growing horizontally outside of CDN space, and into cloud security ecosystem. These three CDNs offer security features above and beyond the typical SSL, WAF, token authentication, geo-blocking, IP filtering, URL filtering & so on. The acquired company StoptheHacker, received $1.1M in funding. Here is the feature set that now becomes a part of CloudFlare service offering:

StopTheHackers Feature Set
  • htaccess Hack Detection
  • Automatic Malware Cleanup
  • Blacklist and Reputation Monitoring
  • External Link Scan
  • Facebook Protection
  • FTP Scanning
  • Insecure Folder Permissions Detection
  • Malicious Change Detection
  • Phishing Page Detection
  • PHP Spam Shell Detection
  • Scan Subdomains
  • Scan Top Level Domains
  • Webpage Defacement Detection
  • Website Error Reporting