How to customise your Cloudflare firewall for your business

This article follows on from the previous post on “How to set your Cloudflare web application firewall to simulate mode“.
Ideally, you have been able to set your web application firewall (WAF) to “On” and it is now tracking events as “simulate, block, or challenge” modes.
So,

How to customise your Cloudflare firewall for your business

Step 1 – Find your Firewall Events logs

You can check your ‘Firewall Events” log in the “Traffic” tab and changing settings in “Firewall” tab. This Firewall Events section will detail requests affected by both IP Firewall and Web Application Firewall (WAF) rules.

Step 2 – Check your Firewall Events logs

You should be able to see a list of firewall events. Here’s a brief legend to help you make sense of what the “Action Taken” means.

  • Simulate: Logs the event and does not block or challenge the visitor (you can still decide to set to a block or challenge after review of the event).
  • Block: Block will block visitors from that IP from accessing the site.
  • Challenge: Will display a challenge (captcha) page before the visitor can enter the site to simulate and start tracking firewall event actions it would have taken. 

Step 3 – View each Firewall event details

View each firewall event for more details by clicking on the “Details” link. That way, you can find out more information and do more research as to whether or not it is a legitimate attack or not. 


You might be wondering, why not block or challenge everything? 

Well, depending on the nature of your business and markets, you may be still dealing with customers using very old browsers or technologies and balancing the pros and cons and the risks associated. 

Step 4 – Look up the Firewall Rule Triggered

Step 4.1 Find “Rule details” under “Package: Cloudflare Rule Set”

Under the “Firewall” tab> “Web Application Firewall”> Click on “Rule details” under the “Package: Cloudflare Rule Set”

Step 4.2 Find “Advanced”

Step 4.3 Review Cloudflare Firewall rules by Rule ID

Search for the Cloudflare Firewall rule ID and search for the rule. Then review and choose your selected action mode (“Mode”).  

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G Suite promo code for Australian businesses

Are you looking for a promotional code to use with your G Suite application?

Well, Google’s G Suite (Google Apps) are currently offering provides 20% off the first year using the promotion codes below.  These promo codes will be applicable for either the G Suite Basic plan or G Suite Business plan and will allow you to receive 20% off your first year.

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To redeem your offer:

1. Sign up for G Suite 

2. Go to your billing settings

3. Choose your payment plan

4. Enter your promo code

So here’s a couple of G Suite promotional codes* for you. Each promotion code provides 20% off the first year. Please note that one code will work per domain so your can get a discount on your G Suite account.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you’d like more promo codes, as I can share more if you need them.

Promotion Codes – as of Jan 2019

Here are a couple of promotion codes I can share with you. Each promotion code provides 20% off the first year on either G Suite Basic plan or G Suite Business plan.

G Suite Basic plan promo codes:
  • JCUAQN4QL77VUCT
  • JCW77AGXXWCXP4C
  • JCX6WF4GRQY97E4
  • JCXUMCX4JJCKN4U
  • JD34TXRRRXYQVAN
  • JD7QHFTNXCCP9GW
  • JDCCNQVULA7LKYF
  • K34RCKWYMLRTTKV
  • K36AUYUK9JRV3FY
  • K36FHC9FGCVHEKW
  • K39AA9NDC9PAYLQ
  • K39Y73PG47AKPU6
  • K3DL7AGMPTMAUXD
  • K3FRQEDHMDPAH99
  • K3G3MPAGEENU9TQ
G Suite Business plan promo codes:
  • 3C6CA4KGDHJH6W6
  • 3C6WN6TC9EM4UNG
  • 3C6YK9G4JXD7GUV
  • 3C7EWPAVCWFDX3X
  • 3CNVEXQJY9X3LEP
  • 3CQCY99WWY44EHQ
  • 3CXKEDQ4NR6VTVN
  • 3CYPMWJR7DCJ6PV
  • 3D3DDQ9J7QNEHDY
  • 3D4PP3L9QCWRM7V
  • 3D4TKCGCLAEHFQ3
  • 3D4WPHLC4WQF43F
  • 3D6C3YJDJRJECJY
Each promotion code provides 20% off the first year on either G Suite Basic plan or G Suite Business plan
*Not these are  coupon codes are and only work for businesses located in Australia. Separately, I have Singapore promotional codes listed here.

You’ll find more recent promo codes on my G Suite Basic vs G Suite Business plan post here.
Sign up now so you don’t miss out.

How do I use G Suite?

I have been using G Suite at my last few companies (multinational and two startups) and think other businesses can benefit from it too. You can use Gmail, as well as Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, and other tools that allow you to get things done from anywhere on any device.
G Suite is offering a free 30-day trial. Sign up using the referral link above (message me directly if you need more) to get a promotion code for 20% off your first year.
Click here to get started: Sign up now so you don’t miss out.

Want to learn more about G Suite?

Click here to get started, please feel free to sign up now so you don’t miss out.
*Please reach out to me via mailforvu(at)gmail.com if you’re interested and these codes promotional may have been used already. You’ll find more recent promo codes on my G Suite Basic vs G Suite Business plan post here.

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PageCloud officially teams up with Google and Hover

Pretty cool news for PageCloud. I like the product and goals that they offer, so I like to blog about their progress.

Source: PageCloud.com

PageCloud officially teams up with Google and Hover!

They recently hosted theirfirst HackerNest event (pictures here), welcomed *some incredible new* employees to the team, rolled out *some new* features in our platform, and created partnerships to help PageCloud customers get even more professional perks from their subscription in the New Year!
The key annoucement really is that:
PageCloud officially teamed up with Google and Hover so their annual subscribers can have special access to business email, domains and more in 2017!

Are you familiar with G Suite?

It has the Google apps you need to do your best work, all wrapped up in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. You’ll get a professional, ad-free email address ([email protected]) with 30GB of Inbox storage, and 24/7 support from Google if you run into any snags. G Suite is compatible with Microsoft Outlook and other email clients you might already be using. On top of that you get all the other features, (like Docs, Drive, and Calendar for business) free!
» Learn more about G Suite and how it’ll work with PageCloud here. If you’re in Singapore, I have some promo codes you can use here.
I’m excited for the PageCloud folks and are keen to see how they grow this year. Keep it up guys and gals!

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