Cloudflare had one patents in future of work during Q4 2023. Cloudflare Inc’s patent filed in Q4 2023 describes a system where a proxy server receives requests from multiple visitors on client devices for actions on network resources from various origin servers owned by different entities. The proxy server analyzes and blocks requests that pose a threat from visitors or the requests themselves, while allowing non-threatening requests to be transmitted to the appropriate origin server. GlobalData’s report on Cloudflare gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Cloudflare grant share with future of work as a theme is 0% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Methods and apparatuses for providing internet-based proxy services (Patent ID: US20230325459A1)

Cloudflare Inc. has filed a patent for a method and system involving a proxy server that receives requests from client devices to perform actions on network resources owned by various origin servers. The proxy server analyzes each request to identify potential threats posed by the request itself or the visitor making the request. Requests deemed threatening are blocked, while non-threatening requests are transmitted to the appropriate origin server. The system also involves receiving responses from origin servers and transmitting them back to the client devices. Additionally, the method includes analyzing requests received through DNS queries, determining if requests are from search engines or web crawlers, and identifying threats such as malformed cookies, headers, URLs, or content in POST requests.

The patent further details the process of determining if a visitor poses a threat based on their IP address and cookie information, with blocked requests resulting in a block page being sent to the client device. The system aims to enhance internet security by preventing malicious requests from reaching origin servers and ensuring that legitimate requests are efficiently processed. By employing a comprehensive analysis of requests and visitors, the proxy server effectively filters out potential threats, thereby safeguarding the network resources and enhancing overall cybersecurity measures.

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