Cloudflare Offers Free Threat Defense: Unified Risk Posture Platform

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 13, 2024

A constant arms race pits defenders against cyber threats. The emergence of new technologies and sophisticated attack methods also continues to cause seismic shifts across this digital landscape.

Relying on a patchwork of individual security tools can create blind spots, which hinder complete risk assessment and mitigation. CISOs need a streamlined, comprehensive approach to regain control across all attack vectors. This includes internal threats like malicious insiders and phishing campaigns. (Oh, we cannot forget about external threats like zero-day exploits and data breaches.)

Only by adopting a holistic security strategy can organizations effectively counter this evolving threat landscape.

One solution to help with this is Cloudflare for Unified Risk Posture, a new suite of risk management solutions designed to streamline the process of identifying, evaluating and managing cyber threats that pose risk to an organization, across all environments.

Cloudflare aims to improve the web for everyone. Their cloud-based platform offers organizations a unified solution to enhance speed, security and simplicity for employees, applications and networks. This translates to reduced complexity and costs.

Trusted by millions, Cloudflare caters to a diverse clientele, ranging from established brands to small businesses and even nonprofit organizations and government agencies worldwide.

Powered by Cloudflare’s rich security suite (including capabilities from SASE and application security), Cloudflare for Unified Risk Posture simplifies the jobs of CISOs by mitigating risks within their organization. This single platform assesses threats, shares threat indicators and automatically enforces security controls across the entire business.

Here’s how it works:

Using AI and machine learning, Cloudflare analyzes user activity and suspicious network traffic in real-time to identify anomalies and potential security breaches. This allows security teams to quickly isolate suspicious activity and adjust security measures based on evolving threats.

Cloudflare also integrates risk scores from endpoint protection and identity provider partners, while sharing data back with SIEM and XDR platforms. For example, integrating with CrowdStrike Falcon SIEM allows for deeper analysis and investigation of potential threats – all through a single platform. This unification of internal and external data, along with built-in threat intelligence, AI and automated workflows, leads to a more comprehensive security posture.

Furthermore, organizations can now instantly implement new security controls across their entire network, regardless of location. The purpose here is to eliminate the need for manual setup and management in each region. Leveraging Cloudflare's vast global network, Unified Risk Posture provides unique real-time data that continuously enhances an organization's long-term security posture.

“The security landscape is complex enough, and organizations need to have a clear view of all of the threats and risks inside and outside of their environments,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare for Unified Risk Posture is one of the only tools that equips companies to continuously identify and address threats at the breakneck speed required to stay safe against an ever-evolving threat landscape.”

Cloudflare for Unified Risk Posture comes at a time where security teams spend copiously on sifting through massive volumes of data to pinpoint and combat threats – like trying to find a needle in a haystack. This must improve.

Edited by Alex Passett
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