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Cloudflare announces first office in Canada

The company expands its presence in Canada with a team and operations in Toronto focused on regional growth


Cloudflare, Inc. has announced that Toronto will be home to its first office in Canada. Cloudflare’s expansion demonstrates the company’s continued investment in the region and its commitment to supporting its growing customer base. Cloudflare’s new Canada-based team and operations will grow brand awareness, support and acquire customers, and recruit local talent.

“As a proud Canadian I’m especially excited that we are hiring local talent to further support our Canadian customers in the world’s tenth largest national economy,” said Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder, President and COO of Cloudflare. “Cloudflare blocks billions of cyber attacks in Canada each day for our customers. As the world continues to rely on the Internet, we look forward to securing and accelerating Canadian organizations and giving their users, customers, and teams the tools they need to be fast, reliable, and secure no matter where they are working.”

Cloudflare has 3.5 million customers globally, and supports thousands of customers in Canada. Canadian customers include companies like Shopify, Thomson Reuters, and Wealthsimple. Cloudflare also has global partnerships with companies like Acquia.

“Security is a top priority when it comes to personal finances,” said Michael Katchen, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wealthsimple. “We designed Wealthsimple to be simple and secure so that our customers can feel empowered to make smart financial decisions with ease. Cloudflare has been an incredible partner by providing us with complex Internet security, performance, and reliability in a simple way. These continue to be clear, critical technologies and we welcome their expansion in Canada.”

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“With Cloudflare, we could see hundreds of thousands of malicious requests rotating through IP addresses, trying to login using hacked credentials and spam our site. Cloudflare automatically blocked them,” said Leonard Teo, founder and CEO, ArtStation. “Soon, we saw the number of malicious attacks drop drastically. Because of Cloudflare, it just wasn’t worth the bother, so they gave up. We still see a few bots trying — but they don’t get through, thanks to Cloudflare.”

A team of business advisors assisting global businesses to expand into the Toronto Region, the Government of Ontario’s Trade and Investment Office in San Francisco, and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service support Cloudflare’s investment in Canada.

“We are thrilled that Cloudflare has chosen Toronto as the location for their first Canadian office,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “In Ontario, we are setting the pace for a new era in the information technology sector, and Cloudflare will be able to take advantage of our premium talent pool, dynamic ecosystem, and strategic location in the heart of North America as they continue to grow their business in the province and beyond.”


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