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Acquia Cloud Edge

Available only to Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Acquia Cloud Site Factory subscribers

Acquia Cloud Edge consists of two products that are available for Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Acquia Cloud Site Factory subscriptions:

  • Acquia Cloud Edge Protect: Secures your application with protection against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, a Web Application Firewall (WAF), and high-speed DNS. Acquia Cloud Edge Protect examines web traffic looking for suspicious activity.
  • Acquia Cloud Edge CDN: Provides a globally load balanced content delivery network (CDN) so that visitors interact with your application at the fastest possible speeds, no matter where on the globe they’re located.

You can purchase and use Acquia Cloud Edge Protect and Acquia Cloud Edge CDN together or separately.

Note

Acquia Cloud Edge CDN doesn’t currently support:

Configuration options for these features display in the Acquia Cloud Edge administration user interface, but aren’t supported by Acquia.

Learn more by visiting the Acquia Academy (sign-in required) for the Acquia Cloud Edge: Security from the Start video tutorial.

Setting up Acquia Cloud Edge

To add Acquia Cloud Edge Protect or Acquia Cloud Edge CDN to your Acquia Cloud Enterprise or Acquia Cloud Site Factory subscription, contact your Acquia account manager. Acquia will set up and support Acquia Cloud Edge for you.

You can then use the Acquia Cloud Edge web user interface to manage the service for your domains.

Accessing Acquia Cloud Edge

To access the Acquia Cloud Edge web user interface, sign in to Cloudflare using the email address and password provided for your Acquia Cloud Edge account by Acquia.

For more information about how to use Acquia Cloud Edge after it’s set up, see the CloudFlare knowledge base.

Acquia Cloud Edge and HTTPS (SSL)

Acquia Cloud Edge CDN and Acquia Cloud Edge Protect include a single SAN (Subject Alternative Name) certificate per domain that covers the bare domain and wildcard third-level domains. If you want to use your own custom SSL certificates with Acquia Cloud Edge, you can upload the same certificate that you use on Acquia Cloud to Acquia Cloud Edge. If you do this and you change or rekey your SSL certificate, you must apply the updated or new certificate to both Acquia Cloud and Acquia Cloud Edge to maintain consistency and simplify support.

Note for China and HTTPS usage

If you anticipate having visitors that will both use HTTPS and are based in China, Cloudflare requires that you place your private SSL keys in their China data centers.

Traffic throttling

Rate limiting of traffic is available as an add-on feature for Acquia Cloud Edge Protect subscribers. If you must throttle responses from a given IP for a specified amount of time, contact your Acquia account manager for more details.

Always online

Acquia Cloud Edge doesn’t support the Always Online feature.