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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

March 22, 2021

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Cloudflare has added two new major features to its Cloudflare One network-as-a-service platform. Magic WAN allows organizations to connect their branch offices, data centers, cloud assets, and remote workers to its global network and use it as their own software-defined WAN. Magic Firewall is a firewall-as-a-service that allows organizations to enforce security policies on this new virtual network.

The shifting network perimeter

Cloudflare One, initially launched in October, is a platform that follows a new network security model Gartner describes as secure access service edge (SASE) where traditional network security functions are implemented as cloud services in a unified way rather than on-premises through a variety of hardware boxes and virtual appliances.

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