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Cloudflare ditches surge pricing for DDoS protection

October 5, 2017

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Cloudflare is making it easier for companies to weather the storm that comes when they’re subjected to a distributed denial of service attack. The company announced today that all of its customers won’t be charged extra based on how bad the DDoS attack against them is.

That’s a massive change from the status quo in the DDoS mitigation industry, where providers typically charge customers more money based on how much data adversaries throw at a website. That means while customers can keep their sites up in the midst of an attack, they’ll get stuck with large bills afterward.

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