Cloudflare Access

Prevent lateral movement and reduce VPN reliance. Free for up to 50 users.

Works with your identity providers and endpoint protection platforms to enforce default-deny, Zero Trust rules that limit access to corporate applications, private IP spaces and hostnames. Connects users faster and more safely than a VPN.

Granular application access control without lateral movement. Users can seamlessly access the resources they need and are blocked from those they do not.

Enforce consistent role-based access controls across all SaaS and self-hosted applications -- cloud, hybrid, or on-premises.

Accelerate remote access and reduce reliance on VPN with ZTNA delivered on Cloudflare's globally distributed, DDoS-resistant edge network.

Protect any app

  • Cloudflare is both identity and application agnostic, allowing you to protect any application, SaaS, cloud, or on-premises with your preferred identity provider.
  • Apply strong, consistent authentication methods to even legacy applications with IP firewall and Zero Trust rules.

Enforce device-aware access policies

  • Before you grant access, evaluate device posture signals including presence of Gateway client, serial number, and mTLS certificate, ensuring that only safe, known devices can connect to your resources.
  • Integrate device posture from Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) providers including Crowdstrike, Carbon Black, Sentinel One, and Tanium.
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Enable identity federation across multiple identity providers

  • Integrate all of your corporate identity providers (Okta, Azure AD, and more) for safer migrations, acquisitions and third-party user access.
  • Enable one-time-pins for temporary access.
  • Incorporate social identity sources like LinkedIn and GitHub.

Connect users flexibly, with or without a client

  • Facilitate web app and SSH connections with no client software or end user configuration required.
  • For non-web applications, RDP connections, and private routing, utilize one comprehensive client across Internet and application access use cases

Visibility meets simplicity

  • Access allows you to log any request made in your protected applications - not just login and log out.
  • Aggregate activity logs in Cloudflare, or export them to your cloud log storage or SIEM provider.
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How it works

Yesterday's approach to securing applications

Put applications behind on-premise hardware, and then force users through a VPN to secure their traffic. As more of the world shifts to mobile and applications move to the cloud, this model breaks.

Cloudflare for Teams

Instead of a VPN, users connect to corporate resources through a client or a web browser. As requests are routed and accelerated through Cloudflare’s edge, they are evaluated against Zero Trust rules incorporating signals from your identity providers, devices, and other context. Where RDP software, SMB file viewers, and other thick client programs used to require a VPN for private network connectivity, teams can now privately route any TCP traffic through Cloudflare’s network where it’s accelerated, verified, and filtered in a single pass, facilitating improved performance and security.

Cloudflare Access and SASE

Zero Trust application access is an important part of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) network security model. Learn how Cloudflare Access integrates seamlessly with the other security and connectivity tools in Cloudflare’s SASE solution, Cloudflare One.

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Datasheet: Cloudflare Access

Summarizes key features and benefits of Cloudflare's Zero Trust Network Access service.

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Considering VPN replacement? Compare 3 remote access approaches

Yes, you really can replace your VPN with Zero Trust Network Access. Download this technical whitepaper to compare alternative remote access approaches and find the best option for your organization.

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Solution Brief: Remote work security over the long haul

Learn how Cloudflare's Zero Trust solution works together to provide secure, optimized connectivity for remote workforces.

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The Zero Trust Guide to Developer Access

Zero Trust Network Access can empower your technical teams to work faster, while strengthening the security of your build environment.

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Zero Trust for SaaS Apps

Cloudflare's Zero Trust platform enables your organization with visibility into and policy controls over SaaS applications. Learn how Cloudflare helps you discover shadow IT, apply Zero Trust access policies, and data protection controls for SaaS apps.

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Secure access to your corporate applications without a VPN.

Helping organizations worldwide progress towards Zero Trust