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WP Engine Launches World's First Global Edge Security for WordPress with Cloudflare


Built for WordPress, the New Advanced Security Solution Protects
Digital Experiences and Enhances the Customer Experience

WP Engine, the WordPress
digital experience platform
, today announced the launch of Global
Edge Security
, an enterprise-class advanced security solution built
from Cloudflare's Internet performance and security solutions.

Global Edge Security integrates WP Engine's platform, which powers more
than 80,000 global customers, with Cloudflare's managed web application
firewall (WAF), advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS)
mitigation, SSL/TLS encryption, and CDN across a global edge network
spanning more than 70 countries to deliver secure, scalable digital
experiences on WordPress.

The threats are real, but the solution is better.

Created by the leading brands in WordPress digital experiences and cloud
security, WP Engine's Global Edge Security is a cloud-first, high
performance, advanced security solution built on Cloudflare's
intelligent network, providing the best security protection against top
Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) security vulnerabilities,
nefarious acts and DDoS attacks threatening to black out digital
businesses. Enterprises who fail to secure their digital experiences
leave themselves vulnerable to attack and will inevitably experience a
negative impact on revenue, end-user engagement, brand reputation and
customer churn.

Global Edge Security key benefits:

  • Protects business operations with DDoS mitigation - Protects
    the origin infrastructure by detecting and dropping volumetric attacks
    at the edge of the Cloudflare Anycast network, which provides for
    highly efficient network routing.
  • Secures customer data with SSL/TLS encryption - Web traffic
    passes through the Cloudflare global network for encryption to prevent
    unwanted breaches, and this encryption protects sites from receiving
    the "not secure" label per Chrome v.68 updates.
  • Ensures app and server availability with managed WAF -
    Identifies new attack patterns and dynamically creates new WAF rules
    accordingly, protecting all WAF customers from known
    WordPress-specific vulnerabilities and emerging threats.
  • Accelerates Internet applications with full-page CDN -
    Full-page CDN reduces latency for faster delivery and provides full
    resilience in the face of high traffic volume or network congestion
    for a greatly enhanced, more consistent experience.

Security in an insecure world

A recent string of high-profile incidents highlight the pressing need
for cybersecurity.

  • Privacy: A retailer's data breach exposed the credit/debit card
    information and/or contact information for over 100 million customers
  • Ransomware: The WannaCry attack caused worldwide damage estimated at
    between $1.5 to $4 billion
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: A recent acquisition between a telco and a
    search company resulted in the latter's valuation being steeply
    discounted due to a data breach

It comes then as no surprise that Gartner forecasts worldwide enterprise
security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018. Organizations are
spending more on security as a result of these incidents, increased
regulations, shifting buyer mindsets, awareness of emerging threats and
higher levels of digital transformation across all industries
necessitating greater security of customer data.

"Given the potential for material operational, financial and
reputational losses, cybersecurity is quickly becoming a top boardroom
imperative for companies of all size," said Lee McClendon, Senior Vice
President of Research and Development at WP Engine. "As the value of
data increases, the number of breaches will rise. Given this new
reality, we partnered with Cloudflare to develop a solution for our
customers that secures their WordPress digital experiences, protects
data, safeguards operations and keeps threats far away via the global
edge network."

"There are a growing number of challenges and threats facing WordPress
sites around the world," said Chris Merritt, Chief Revenue Officer at
Cloudflare. "WP Engine's use of Cloudflare's services presents a unique
solution for companies looking for the highest level of protection and
performance across the globe."

WP Engine customers can learn more about Global Edge Security and order
it here

About WP Engine

WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives
companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and
integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP
Engine's combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of
WordPress experts are trusted by over 80,000 companies across 135
countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create
world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is
headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco,
California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland and
Brisbane, Australia.

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, which is nearly 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 each new site added. 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 the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company
for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the
world's 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in
San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL,
New York, NY, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.

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