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Cloudflare Offers Free Zero Trust Security Tools to At-Risk Public Interest Groups

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Cloudflare, a web performance and network security company, is offering its Cloudflare One zero trust security tools for free to at-risk public interest groups that are part of the company's Project Galileo initiative plus local and state election sites that are part of its Athenian Project.

Project Galileo and Athenian Project participants can use Cloudflare's zero trust security tools to protect against phishing attacks and connect employees, applications, partners and volunteers from around the world, the company said. They also enable security administrators to create policies that prevent the accidental or malicious data loss.

At-Risk Groups Utilize Cloudflare One

Cloudflare has announced several at-risk groups have started using Cloudflare One for free, including:

  • CyberPeace Institute. This independent Swiss organization uses Cloudflare One to protect its operations against cyberattacks and develop its cyber capabilities, CyberPeace Institute CEO Stéphane Duguin said.
  • Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC). This nonprofit utilizes Cloudflare's solutions to provide employees, volunteers and disaster survivors with access to "secure, reliable and fast connectivity to the internet and critical applications," said ITDRC co-founder Chris Hillis.
  • Meedan. This nonprofit leverages Cloudflare's to help its employees "be more secure and productive when creating and distributing open-source software," said Aaron Huslage, Meedan's director of systems and security.

At-risk groups "face constant threats and need to be safe online to achieve their missions," Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince stated. These groups now can access the same security tools that Fortune 500 companies use to combat cyber threats.

Cloudflare Launches Critical Infrastructure Defense Project with CrowdStrike, Ping Identity

Previously, Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity in May 2022 announced a Critical Infrastructure Defense Project to provide free cybersecurity services to U.S. hospitals and water and power utilities. Project participants can access Cloudflare's zero trust solutions, endpoint protection and intelligence services from CrowdStrike and zero trust identity solutions from Ping Identity.

Cloudflare provides a cloud platform that delivers network services to global organizations. It also offers the Cloudflare One Partner Program, which allows MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers to use its platform to deliver zero trust, network-as-a-service and cloud email security offerings.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.