Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that the Data Localization Suite(DLS) from Cloudflare is now available in three new countries in Asia Pacific: Australia, India, and Japan. The Data Localization Suite helps companies based in these countries, as well as global companies doing business there, meet their data locality obligations by using Cloudflare to easily establish regulations and controls over where their domestic data goes and who has access to it. Ultimately, this allows all companies with customers in these countries to maintain their data locally while benefiting from the speed, security and scalability of Cloudflare’s global network.
almost 70%of countries in Asia have passed or drafted new privacy laws. This often makes it difficult for regional companies to use providers based abroad to handle domestic data traffic. Without regional support, many organizations are under pressure to rely only on domestic providers, which may force them to confine their application to a data center or cloud provider’s region. Then they have to make a compromise between compliance and a fast and secure environment for end users. With the Data Localization Suite, organizations of all sizes and industries can now leverage Cloudflare to give them more choice and control over how they meet their data locality requirements,
“ No company should have to choose between complying with local data regulations and providing a quality user experience for their customers. And yet we hear time and again that companies are being compelled to do so by a complex and ever-changing landscape of regional laws,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “ By expanding our data localization suite into the Australian, Indian and Japanese markets, we ensure data locality does not have to come at the expense of the speed, security or privacy that users expect and deserve online.”
Now companies in Australia, India and Japan can use Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite and enjoy the following benefits:
- Control where traffic is hosted: Organizations can choose the data center locations where their traffic is inspected. Additionally, they can use Cloudflare’s Geo Key Manager to choose where private keys are kept.
- Build and deploy serverless code with regional control: Build applications that allow developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations. Jurisdiction Restrictions for Workers Durable Objects make it easy to write serverless applications that are restricted to a specific region.
- Use Cloudflare’s security features to protect their internet properties: Customers can use WAF, bot management, DDoS protection and more to ensure their websites are safe and stay online.
- Consider global and regional security certifications: Businesses can be confident that they comply with global privacy and security certifications like ISO 27001, 27701, and 27018, while still being able to offer performance and speed for every need.
“Asia Pacific has over 2.5 billion internet users , representing more than half of all internet users worldwide, and data protection and privacy are becoming increasingly important in this region. Preserving end-user privacy is at the heart of Cloudflare’s mission to help build a better internet. We look forward to working with businesses in Australia, India and Japan to enable them to deliver fast, private, reliable and secure services to their end users,” said Jonathon Dixon, VP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan and China, Cloudflare .
The Data Localization Suite has been helping Cloudflare customers adapt to European locality requirements and regulations since 2020.
” We’re excited to extend Cloudflare’s locality benefits to our customers and give them more control in managing their international data transfer needs,” said Blake Brannon, chief strategy officer, OneTrust. “ Our partnership with Cloudflare supports our mission to empower our customers to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape with ease.”
Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 275 cities in over 100 countries, including more than 100 points of presence in Asia Pacific to bring its security, performance and reliability systems as close as possible to regional customers. Cloudflare continues to invest in the region with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. In March, Cloudflare also announced 18 new cities added to its global network, including Bhubaneshwar, India; Fukuoka, Japan; Kanpur, India; and Naha, Japan.