Troy Hunt uses Cloudflare to protect his website and API to help people stay safe and secure online

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and an independent Internet security researcher. He is well known for both his Internet security blog, and his HaveIBeenPwned (HIBP) service, which aggregates data breaches and helps people establish if they’ve been impacted by malicious activity on the web. Hunt’s goal is to help as many people as possible with his knowledge and service.

Helping as many people as possible can be difficult when resources are limited. A major challenge for Hunt is managing rapid spikes in traffic to his websites and API running on Microsoft’s Azure infrastructure. These spikes cause performance issues, increase bandwidth costs, and mean down time and loss of confidence for a service where trust and integrity are everything.

Troy Hunt found a single solution for his multiple requirements in Cloudflare’s Rate Limiting service. Rate Limiting helps Hunt manage traffic spikes by allowing him to set a limit on the number of requests from individual IP addresses that respectively hit his websites and API over a given period of time. Read more.

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Rate Limiting protects against denial-of-service attacks, brute-force login attempts, and other types of abusive behavior targeting the application layer. Start Rate Limiting malicious traffic for free today.

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