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Hack Attack – Philly Summit Helps Businesses Protect Themselves From Becoming Latest Online Victim

June 30, 2011 by · Comments Off on Hack Attack – Philly Summit Helps Businesses Protect Themselves From Becoming Latest Online Victim 

Hosting ServicesALLENTOWN, PA – With a string of Fortune 500 companies making the news because of hacker attacks, leading managed hosting and cloud provider INetU Managed Hosting is helping Philadelphia IT executives and business leaders protect their organizations from crippling data breaches at the 2011 ITX Data Security Summit, held on Wednesday, July 13 at the Penn State Great Valley Campus Auditorium in Malvern, Pa. The ITX Data Security Summit is open to business and IT professionals at no charge.

“The internet is no longer the friendly neighborhood it used to be,” said Scott Walters, director of client services at INetU. “Highly skilled professional criminals are actively looking to undermine companies and this summit is a great opportunity to learn what types of threats are out there and what businesses can do to better protect themselves.”

Online data breaches can be an incredibly costly issue for any organization. Hacked private data can cost companies up to $60 million in fines and charges – not including the waves of negative publicity and impact on customer confidence. The ITX Data Security Summit presents topics that help companies protect themselves from damaging data breaches and features experts from INetU, Microsoft, Elman Technology Law, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc, and Trustwave. To register for the ITX Data Security Summit, visit www.itexpertseries.com.

Topic discussions at the 2011 ITX Data Security Summit include:

CIAvailability: Tips from the Trenches (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.)
With the recent explosion of compliance and security concerns around IT systems, it’s easy to forget about the availability piece of confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA). When you mix in virtualization and the cloud, the focus can get increasingly fuzzy. In this discussion, participants will learn lessons from real world circumstances that affect the availability of web sites. Presented by Scott Walters, Director of Client Services, INetU.

Security on the Cloud (10:30 – 11:30 p.m.)
Everyone, as they say, is “taking it to the cloud.” But how can you keep private data in the cloud secure while benefiting from virtualization? This presentation discusses how to obtain a compliant cloud infrastructure as technology relies on virtualization more than ever. Presented by Hameed Mohammed, Industry Solutions Manager, Microsoft.

Trustwave Global Security Report 2011 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Featuring analysis of more than 220 data breach investigations and more than 2,300 penetration tests conducted by Trustwave’s SpiderLabs, the Global Security Report identifies the top vulnerabilities business encountered in 2010 as well as a list of strategic initiatives to help your business improve its overall security. Presented by Charles Henderson, Director of Application Security Services, SpiderLabs Trustwave.

Are You Legally Prepared for the Coming Cyberwar? (2:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Will a virus like Stuxnet be your firm’s downfall or will hackers called Anonymous penetrate your defenses first? It’s just a matter of time before a trusted employee reports his or her smartphone is missing and customer data has been compromised. And after that, the news crew will be showing up in your lobby demanding details on the latest data breach. The question is no longer if, but when will your legal playbook be ready when the cyberwar games begin? Presented by Gerry Elman, M.S., J.D., Elman Technology Law, P.C.

Attack & Penetration through USB Weaponization (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Are your current work security practices are vulnerable? Attack & Penetration through USB Weaponization will cover the methods of circumventing physical and technical security controls via social engineering. The demonstration will discuss the vulnerabilities with current security and operational policies, social engineering opportunities and a technical demonstration of a USB-based attack tool. In this discussion, learn how to circumvent multiple physical, computer and network security controls to see if your security practices are solid. Presented by Steve Goldsby, President/CEO, Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. Read more

SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby Named An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced that SoftLayer Chief Executive Officer Lance Crosby was recently named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 Southwest Area North Award winner for Technology. Announced on June 25 at a gala event at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, the prestigious award was decided by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners, leading CEOs, private investors, and regional business leaders.

“I’m honored to receive this recognition. I am exceptionally proud of what SoftLayer has accomplished since its inception, maintaining non-stop growth to become the largest private hosting provider in the world,” said Mr. Crosby. “Every day, my team and I can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and find new ways to extend our leadership as the most innovative company in our industry. It’s what I live for.”

The renowned Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program is in its 25th season, and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world. Awards are given based on demonstration of excellence and extraordinary success in a wide range of business areas, including innovation, financial performance, and individual contribution to one’s business’ success and community.

As a regional winner, Mr. Crosby is a finalist for the national award, to be named at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala, hosted by Jay Leno, on November 12, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The national awardee will advance to consideration for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of tThe Year Award in June 2012. Read more

Alentus to Offer New Faster Cloud Storage Solution

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Hosting ServicesEDMONTON, AB – Alentus Corporation of Canada (PINKSHEETS: ALNS), a web hosting, dedicated server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Exchange and dedicated server hosting provider announces it has partnered with NovaStor to offer customers a new cloud backup platform for customers that features 30 times faster data transfers.

This business class cloud storage and cloud backup service solution, SecureStor, will enable customers to protect and restore important cloud-stored data in an efficient and reliable process. Because Alentus will work with customers for the continuous improvement and update of these services, users can feel confident and secure knowing that their data is safely stored and backed up. Prices start at only $14.95 per month and vary depending on data storage size requirements.
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Apica Announces Entry Into the Rackspace Cloud Tools Program

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Hosting ServicesPALO ALTO, CA – Apica, a leading European load testing and performance-monitoring provider for cloud and mobile applications, today announced it has entered into the Cloud Tools Program with Rackspace® Hosting, (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry. Apica is offering its highly effective, state-of-the-art cloud load testing tools through a free trial made available to Rackspace customers for a “smoke test” to show how applications will perform under stressed load conditions. With Apica LoadTest, users may reduce the risk of project failure due to capacity and load issues and ensure excellence in the cloud.

Leading research firms Forrester and Gartner predict the global market for cloud computing will grow six-fold in the next 10 years. As more businesses move to cloud computing, it’s absolutely critical these businesses test their cloud applications prior to deployment to ensure uptime and optimal performance levels. Failure to deliver performance in an application will have a significant impact on the business. Apica solutions test, monitor and optimize cloud applications, and give businesses a true understanding of how their cloud applications perform. Read more

SoftLayer and SendGrid Partner on SoftLayer Email Delivery Service

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Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced the launch of the SoftLayer Email Delivery Service, powered by SendGrid™. The highly scalable email relay solution integrates into applications and services, letting SoftLayer customers avoid the time and cost of developing a proprietary solution or licensing a third-party service. It is available in four different pricing levels, including a free package.

“Practically every online application has email built into it in some fashion. So we wanted to provide an email delivery service our customers can easily merge and manage with their entire SoftLayer environment,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “SendGrid’s platform was the ideal foundation for doing just that. Its extensive capabilities, performance, and features dovetail perfectly with our commitment to automation, reliability, and empowerment.”

The SoftLayer Email Delivery Service leverages SendGrid’s cloud-based architecture and advanced delivery protocols to provide key features and benefits including:

• Exceptional reliability
• On-demand scalability up to millions of emails
• Superior email delivery rates
• Comprehensive real-time analytics

“Application providers want to focus on pursuing their business objectives, not on creating and managing email delivery infrastructure,” said Isaac Saldana, President and Co-Founder for SendGrid. “We’re proud to partner with SoftLayer to offer that benefit directly to their customer base. As SoftLayer customers ourselves, we know firsthand that being able to integrate and control your whole solution in one place provides enormous efficiency advantages.”

SoftLayer Email Delivery Service packages vary based on email volume and features, allowing customers to select the option best suited to their business needs. It can be used with any SoftLayer Dedicated or CloudLayer® Computing environment, and deployed and managed through the company’s award-winning Customer Portal and Open API. Read more

ICM Registry to Provide Free Malware Scanning for all .XXX Domains

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Hosting ServicesPalm Beach, FL – ICM Registry, the company behind .XXX, today announced a landmark partnership with one of the world’s largest security technology companies in a deal worth $8m. The deal means that for the first time, websites will be scanned for malware daily and this cost will be underwritten by the domain name registry.

The integrated service will be automatically included with every .XXX domain name registration, meaning every .XXX domain will be scanned for vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, browser exploits and phishing sites, reputational analysis and malware. The service uses technology based on in-depth expertise, drawing on a global network of 100 countries, and internal research and systems that are updated regularly with the latest threats and discoveries.    Read more

Hexagrid Announces 13 Public Clouds to Form First EMEA Cloud Network

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Hosting ServicesHosting and Cloud Transformation Summit, London – Hexagrid Computing, a leading developer of cloud enablement solutions, announces today that Pourprio is building 13 public clouds on the award-wining VxDatacenter platform as a foundation for an integrated Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) cloud network.

Pourprio, headquartered in France, is a regionally focused enterprise cloud computing services advisor and provider.   The firm is currently in discussions with leading telecom providers to launch 13 public clouds in 12 EMEA countries over the next year, building the region’s first true cloud network.  Using Hexagrid’s VxDatacenter platform, Pourprio offers service providers turnkey cloud solutions that cater to the needs of diverse market segments. Read more

IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus

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Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – The UK’s end-to-end infrastructure show, IP EXPO, has added a new dedicated focus: SECURITY 11, which will cover IT security in a wider computing context.

SECURITY 11 will cover information security alongside exhibitors from the worlds of cloud computing, storage, wireless, virtualization and IP networking. Attendees can explore the impact security has on developing IT infrastructure and discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the security challenges posed by these disparate–yet interconnected–technology areas. Read more

TheSSLstore Launches WHMCS Integration

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Hosting ServicesSt. Petersburg, FL – The SSL Store, one of the largest SSL certificate providers globally, today announced the launch of the WHMCS Integration.

The WHMCS plug-in is being made available through theSSLstore API allowing hosting companies and resellers the most efficient and effective way to employ SSL security to their customers. WHMCS is an all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses. WHMCS handles everything from signup to termination, with automated billing, provisioning & management. With WHMCS, you’re in control with a very powerful business automation tool. Read more

Orange Business Services Launches Business Together as a Service

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Hosting ServicesPARIS – Orange Business Services is introducing Business Together as a Service, a unified communication solution designed to enable an innovative way of working and collaborating. Business Together as a Service allows Unified Communications solutions to be offered via the cloud, using an “as a service” model that allows enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively access communication and collaboration tools any time, anywhere, on any device.

Business Together as a Service will benefit from the upcoming dedicated cloud computing infrastructure recently announced with partner SITA. This infrastructure will provide an even higher level of network reach with six cloud-ready data centers on five continents secured with premium levels of security required by global enterprises. Read more

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