Cloudflare Joins Microsoft 365 Network Partner Program; Optimizes Cloudflare’s Zero Trust Network for Microsoft Customers

SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance and reliability company helping to create a better Internet, today announced that it has joined the Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program (NPP). Customers of Cloudflare’s zero trust platform, Cloudflare One, will now benefit from improved connectivity to Microsoft 365 services, enabling them to achieve faster performance and optimal user experience with Microsoft 365.

“Network design is essential for organizations at all stages of their digital transformation. By deepening our partnership with Microsoft, we enable customers and users to achieve optimal connectivity to Microsoft 365 locally and directly, ”said Alex Dyner, SVP, Special Projects at Cloudflare. “Common customers of Cloudflare and Microsoft 365 will now benefit from reduced network complexity and cost, while achieving higher levels of network security and performance.

Cloudflare One stops data loss, malware and phishing with Zero Trust Application Access and an Internet Gateway Platform. It operates Cloudflare’s security, performance and reliability services through the same Cloudflare global network that spans over 250 cities in over 100 countries and blocks an average of 76 billion cyber threats every day. Organizations use the Cloudflare network to optimize, simplify, accelerate and secure their most sensitive business traffic.

“We are delighted to welcome Cloudflare to the Network Partner Program for Microsoft 365, ”said Scott Schnoll, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft. “Cloudflare is a valuable partner that aims to help Microsoft 365 customers implement the principles of Microsoft 365 network connectivity. Microsoft only recommends solutions from Networking Partner Program members for connectivity to Microsoft 365.

The Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program consists of partners whose deployment practices and guidance align with Microsoft’s networking recommendations for Office 365. NPP validation adds to the growing collaboration between the two companies, including Cloudflare which joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) in early 2021. and participate in the Microsoft Azure data transfer routing preference to take advantage of lower data transfer costs.

To learn more about Cloudflare’s partnership with Microsoft, see the resources below:

About Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. ( / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protects and accelerates any online Internet application without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Cloudflare powered internet properties have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Best Corporate Cultures list and ranked as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign , IL, New York, NY, San Jose, California, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC, Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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