Cloudflare Threat Control
Posted by Justin Thomas on 18 May 2015 03:58:45 PM
CloudFlare features a Threat Control dashboard where users can view an analysis of threats to their sites. Here, users can also specify which visitors CloudFlare allows and which visitors will be blocked. To access the Threat Control dashboard:
Any threats to your website which CloudFlare detects will be listed in the Alerts section of the Threat Control dashboard. If an item appears in this area, the visitor was challenged with a CAPTCHA before gaining access to your website. The following details will be provided for each threat:
Types of Threats
The following is an overview of the types of threats detected by CloudFlare:
High Priority Alerts
An exclamation symbol ( ! ) next to the threat type indicates an item which requires attention for one of two reasons:
Threat scores are used to indicate the severity of a particular type of threat. The scores are determined by a logarithm and generally range from 0 to 100. The higher the score, the more severe the threat.
CloudFlare allows users to specify a preference for how threat scores are handled in the security settings. The following options are available:
Blocking or Trusting Visitors
In the Threat Control dashboard, CloudFlare users can choose to either block or trust visitors listed as threats in the Alerts list. Users also have the ability to manually enter an IP, IP range or country name to block or trust.
If a threat is trusted or blocked, the visitor's IP address will be placed into either the Trust list or Block list respectively. Visitors with IPs listed in the Block list will not be challenged with a CAPTCHA. They will be completely restricted from accessing the website.
For more information about how to use the Threat Control dashboard, please see: