Sample Traffic Reports from CloudFlare Dashboard
CloudFlare does offer a comprehensive reporting on their dashboard on the bits they have served in the last 24 hours. Here are sample report graphs along with the explanations.
Requests Through CloudFlare
Requests: Compares the total number of requests served from CloudFlare's cache and requests served from your origin server.
Total Threats Stopped: Threats blocked by CloudFlare's network intelligence and your settings.
Fewer Servers Needed
The Fewer Servers Needed percentage is a rough estimate of how much less capacity you need in order to handle your website’s traffic because you’re using CloudFlare. This number is based on the requests and bandwidth saved by CloudFlare.
CloudFlare saves you bandwidth by serving cached versions of your content from our data centers. This means that only a small number of requests actually go back to your origin server. The more content served by our edge servers, the more bandwidth you save.
Content Type Breakdown
This represents the breakdown by content type of all traffic flowing through CloudFlare for your site (including both cached and uncached responses).
Total Threats Stopped
Total Threats Stopped measures the number of “suspicious” and “bad” requests that were aimed at your website. You can use the CloudFlare firewall to better protect your website.
Requests receive these labels by our IP Reputation Database as they enter CloudFlare’s network:
Legitimate: request pass directly to your website
Bad: request has been blocked because our Browser Integrity Check, or because of user configured settings like WAF rules or IP range block
Traffic Served Over SSL
Total number of encrypted 'HTTPS' requests sent using SSL/TLS.
Note: In order to increase the amount of traffic served over HTTPS, create a Page Rule as follows: add a new rule with a URL Pattern (e.g., yourdomain.com/) and set Always Use HTTPS to On.
Types of Threats Mitigated
CloudFlare classifies each of the threats that it blocks or challenges.
- Bad browser
- Blocked hotlink
- Human challenged
- Browser challenge
- Bad IP
- Country block
- IP block (user)
- IP range block (/16)
- IP range block (/24)
- New CAPTCHA (user)
- Captcha error
- Bot Request
Top Threats, Request Origins and Search Engines
Top Threat Origins
The amount of malicious traffic to your website categorized by country of origin.
Note: CloudFlare uses a GeoIP database to map IP address to countries. “Unknown” means that there wasn't a record for in our geolocation database for an IP address.
Top Request Origins
CloudFlare uses IP addresses to identify where requests originate and map these requests by country.
Includes: real requests, crawlers, and threats
Top Search Engines
The amount of requests made by web crawlers:
Google, Bing, Baidu, MSN, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yandex, LinkedIn, and Pingdom.