Late last month, global distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection provider Cloudflare announced that it would no longer charge customers extra when they were under attack. The company claims to have nearly 10 million customers and a presence in 117 cities around the world, with enough capacity to handle more than 15 terabits of traffic per second. It provides DDoS protection to enterprises, small businesses, and even personal websites. The company also works with a number of large data center providers.
The unlimited DDoS billing was rolled out to all its customers, including those getting the free version of the service, said Matthew Prince, CEO at Cloudflare, Inc. “We finally got to the point where we think we have so much scale, and can deliver our service more efficiently, that we’re waiving surge pricing for all our plans,” he said.