10 Hot Emerging Vendors For July 2011


CloudFlare

Company Name: CloudFlare

Tech Sector: Security
Key Product: CloudFlare

The Lowdown: Web security upstart CloudFlare, which recently raked in $20 million in series B funding, makes cloud-based software to protect Web sites from security violations like malware and denial of service attacks. According to the company, CloudFlare software can be installed on any Web site by changing its domain's DNS settings. As a bonus, San Francisco-based CloudFlare claims that its customer Web sites get a speed and performance boost as well. Founded in 2010, CloudFlare quickly rose to fame with a well publicized namedrop from hacker group LulzSec, which has claimed to be a fan of the service and has publicly mentioned CloudFlare via Twitter. CloudFlare also boasts a number of CloudFlare Certified Hosting Provider Partners.