Press release

Cloudflare Announces Global Growth in First Quarter of 2019

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the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced
company momentum and growth from the first quarter of 2019. Cloudflare
now protects more than 16 million domains, websites, APIs, mobile
applications, and anything connected to the Internet, up from just 8
million one year ago.

“The first quarter is an important one for any company, and we took the
opportunity to build out our board, grow our global footprint, and open
new offices in key locations around the world,” said Matthew Prince,
co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare has continued to expand
its network to bring our services to users everywhere, while continuing
to scale our company.”

Board Members

In February, the company announced two appointments to its board of
directors, Stan Meresman, former CFO of Silicon Graphics, and Maria
Eitel, founder and co-chair of the Nike Foundation. Eitel and Meresman
joined Cloudflare’s existing board of directors, which includes NEA
Managing Director Scott Sandell, Pelion Venture Managing Partner Carl
Ledbetter, Cloudflare Co-Founder and CEO Matthew Prince, and Cloudflare
Co-Founder and COO Michelle Zatlyn.

Network Growth

Cloudflare’s network has seen tremendous growth over the last year. In
Q1, Cloudflare added 10 new cities, growing its network to 175 data
centers across more than 75 countries globally, Cloudflare also
increased its network capacity to 30Tbps.

Industry Recognition

Cloudflare was named a “Leader” in the IDC
MarketScape: Worldwide DDoS Prevention Solutions 2019 Vendor Assessment
The IDC MarketScape recognized Cloudflare for its strengths, including
rapid onboarding process, unique architecture, flexible pricing options,
and unmetered and always-on DDoS protection.


Cloudflare had 960 employees at the end of Q1, up from 625 just one year
ago, and opened an office in Beijing, China, in addition to an office in
Sydney, Australia. Cloudflare now has eleven offices globally and
continues to grow its engineering, sales, marketing, and support teams

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About Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. (
/ @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today
the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more
than 10 trillion requests per month, accounting for 10 percent of all
Internet requests. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet
application online without adding hardware, installing software, or
changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have
all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which
gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant
improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology
Pioneer, named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list, and
ranked among the World’s 10 Most Innovative Enterprise Companies by Fast
Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in
Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Washington, D.C.,
London, Munich, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney.