Cloudflare announces plans for first office in France as it continues to invest in European customer success, innovation and growth

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SAN FRANCISCO AND PARIS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance and reliability company that helps build a better Internet, today announced that Paris, France, will house its fourth office in Europe, to support more its the growth of European operations. Paris represents a growing Cloudflare team and presence in Europe, following the company’s European headquarters in London and offices in Munich, Germany and Lisbon, Portugal. The Paris-based Cloudflare team will help the company increase brand awareness, support and acquire customers, and recruit new talent. As part of this announcement, Cloudflare welcomes its first head of France, Boris Lecoeur, a seasoned regional leader with more than two decades of experience in the software and technology industry, who will lead this new office and team.“France is home to the seventh national economy and the largest concentration of companies in the Fortune Global 500 ranking in Europe. It has always been an important region for us, and Paris is home to one of the first European data centers that we have. commissioned almost ten years ago, ”said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “With a team based in Paris, we are committed to this growing commercial landscape, by being closer to our customers and by developing our activities in the region.

Today, Cloudflare’s network currently covers 78 cities in the EMEA region, including three cities in France. Cloudflare first invested in France when expanding its network to Paris in 2011, just eight months after launching the company. Now with data centers spanning over 200 cities in over 100 countries around the world, the company continues to expand its presence to be even closer to Internet-connected users around the world.

With over 3.2 million customers worldwide, Cloudflare’s customers in the EMEA region are of different industries and sizes. French clients include companies such as L’Oréal, Solocal, Criteo, Allianz France and Webedia, logistics companies like DPDgroup (Le Groupe La Poste), educational institutions like INSEAD and iconic startups like Back Market , Happn, Wildmoka, and Sendinblue. Cloudflare is also partnering with a number of companies including Alter Way, Hardis Group, Smile, SoftwareONE, etc. to enable joint customers in the country.

“In addition to securing our application with Cloudflare, Happn uses Cloudflare Workers to deliver our content in the right format depending on the user’s device,” said Guillaume Durand, chief operations engineer, Happn. has made it possible to simplify and optimize the costs of our storage. ”

Cloudflare also protects non-profit organizations such as La Chaîne du Droit and Phaune Radio through its Galileo Project, an initiative that provides free cybersecurity protection to public interest groups of cultural, artistic or humanitarian importance.

“As a Paris-based non-profit radio, Phaune Radio needed a way to protect against daily cyber attacks and accommodate a dramatic increase in the number of listeners looking for a listening experience. invigorating during the pandemic, ”said Stéphane Jourdan, co-founder of Phaune Radio. “Thanks to Cloudflare’s Galileo project, we’ve been able to scale 10X without worrying about security threats and focus on what we do best: delivering audio programming and podcasts to listeners across France and around the world. ”

Cloudflare’s senior France manager, Boris Lecoeur, will oversee and lead the company’s sales and overall team in the region. “Organizations are relying on the Internet more than ever to serve and optimally secure their customers, partners and employees, and Cloudflare is leading this transition,” said Boris Lecoeur, Head of Cloudflare France. “I was impressed with what Cloudflare has built in EMEA, and more specifically in France. I’m excited to help provide the security, performance and reliability that customers count to win in the online economy. ”

Over the past year, Cloudflare has grown its EMEA team by over 55%. Today, Cloudflare has approximately 400 employees in the region. Priority initial functions for the Paris office include engineering, sales and partnerships, customer success and marketing. Cloudflare’s Paris site will join its other global offices in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Washington, DC, Lisbon, London, Munich, Beijing , Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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About Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. The Cloudflare platform protects and accelerates any online internet application without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Cloudflare powered internet properties have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2018 Best Corporate Cultures list and ranked as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign , IL, Seattle, WA, New York, NY, San Jose, California, Washington, DC, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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