Over ten years ago in the now foreign world that was 2004, Lee Holloway and Matthew Prince set out to answer one question, “where does email spam come from?” Together, the pair built a system which allowed people to track how their emails were being taken by spammers. With this, Project Honey Pot began.
The Cloudflare website states:
“Project Honey Pot quietly grew over the years. Lee’s flexible architecture adapted to track more of the threats that web administrators faced. Thousands of websites, from more than 185 countries, signed up to participate in the project. Users loved Project Honey Pot’s ability to track online malicious behaviour.”
Now, Cloudflare’s goal is simple: build a better internet.
Of course, this is easier said than done so this goal by Cloudflare is quite an ambitious one. With the smart technology, engaged users and minds behind Cloudflare’s team, they believe that they could improve upon some of the issues that plague the internet today.
On the Cloudflare website, it goes into detail on what the company actually does for internet:
“We serve more web traffic than Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Instagram, Bing, & Wikipedia combined.
Anytime we push code, it immediately affects over 200 million web surfers.
Every day, more than 10,000 new customers sign-up for Cloudflare service.
Every week, the average Internet user touches us more than 500 times.
We serve data from over 154 data centers around the world.”
The 2018 Internet Summit occurred on 4th October at the Cloudflare HQ in San Francisco.
The Internet Summit focuses on where the internet will be in five years time.