Cloudflare adds free DDoS protection tool

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In an effort to protect its users from the effects of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, Cloudflare has announced that its customers will receive a new protection tool for free.

The Unmetered Mitigation feature, which will be available for both paying and non-paying users, will receive the new feature intended to protect against all DDoS attacks regardless of their scale. Company CEO Matthew Prince believes that is time for security firms to change the way they treat customers affected by an attack.

In the past, Cloudflare and other companies would often raise their rates after a customer had suffered an attack, but with the recent surge in cyber attacks it is time for the industry as a whole to take on a new approach.

Large corporations generally have security solutions in place that can deal with large scale DDoS attacks but SMBs on the other hand are at greater risk of being attacked because they do not possess the same resources.

Cloudflare's goal is to make DDoS attacks a thing of the past by providing even its free users with the necessary tools to fight off an attack.

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