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Synthesis Software Technologies announces Cloudflare partnership

Specialised financial technology company Synthesis Software Technologies (Synthesis) is pleased to announce a partnership with leading Internet performance and security company Cloudflare.

Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest networks, which powers more than ten trillion requests per month, accounting for nearly ten percent of all Internet requests.

Cloudflare’s network has had a point of presence in Johannesburg since 2014, and was the first commercially available Content Delivery Network (CDN) for both SMEs and enterprises in South Africa. Headquartered in San Francisco, Cloudflare also has offices in Campaign, IL, San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, New York, Washington, D.C., London, Munich, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney.

The partnership between Synthesis and Cloudflare was established in January 2019, and will allow Synthesis’ clients to take advantage of next-generation architecture to enhance security and enable new customer experiences, while reducing costs.

DDoS and WAF protection is an essential consideration when securing cloud. This becomes especially complex when needing to secure multiple environments across different cloud platforms and on-premises environments. Enterprises struggling to operationalise all the security capabilities in their organisations are increasingly seeking out managed services to make this easier.

Cloudflare provides this managed service that is easy to operationalise. Cloudflare uses Anycast networking to limit the impact of DDoS attacks and ensures high availability in the event of a data-centre outage.

Michael Shapiro, Synthesis MD, said: “The partnership with Cloudflare offers exciting opportunities to enhance our service offering to clients. Our relationship with Cloudflare dovetails neatly with our established Amazon Web Services partnership, further allowing us to enable and operationalise our clients’ cloud environments and improve customer experience.”

Chris Merritt, Chief Revenue Officer at Cloudflare said: “Cloudflare is focused on helping to build a better Internet, and a big part of that is through partnerships with great companies like Synthesis. Partnering with Synthesis signals a great combination of financial technology with security and performance capabilities, and we’re eager to help Synthesis’ clients scale their businesses.”



For more information on the innovative work Synthesis has done for its blue-chip clients, contact:

Leanne Goott

Marketing Manager


087 654 3300


About Synthesis

Synthesis Software Technologies offers specialised software development, consulting and integration services and technology-based product solutions to banking and financial institutions in South Africa and other emerging markets. Synthesis is a true South African success story, with JSE-listed Capital Appreciation Limited, having acquired 100 per cent of the company in 2017. Following the acquisition Synthesis remains an independent operating entity within the Capital Appreciation Group.


About Cloudflare

Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, accounting for 10 percent of all Internet requests. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list, and ranked among the World’s 10 Most Innovative Enterprise Companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Washington, D.C., London, Munich, Beijing, Singapore, and Sydney.