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SoftLayer Launches High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls

July 19, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls 

Hosting ServicesDALLASSoftLayer® Technologies, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced the introduction of High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls to its lineup of security solutions. SoftLayer customers have the option of adding this high level of protection as a new service for current or new Cloud, Dedicated, or Virtual systems that share the same VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network).

“High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls provide our customers with greater peace of mind,” said Matt Chilek, Vice President of Systems Development and Technology at SoftLayer. “Unfortunately, malicious network activity can happen to anyone, so we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best protection possible so they can focus on their business and not worry about the security of their infrastructure.”

High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls go beyond protecting servers from malicious activity. The service includes a secondary physical firewall for failover protection, and automatic fall back when the primary firewall regains service.

SoftLayer’s firewalls stand between the entire VLAN and the Public Network, analyzing and filtering all network traffic. With the company’s simple-to-use Customer Portal, customers can easily configure the firewall settings for the entire VLAN as well as for individual computing systems. The Portal also provides a library of templates for applying protection rules and configurations for specific applications. Current templates include mail and Web services, Parallels® Plesk, and cPanel.

High-Availability Dedicated Firewalls are the newest addition to SoftLayer’s selection of firewall security services, which includes Dedicated Hardware Firewalls and Standard Firewalls. All can be provisioned on demand and without service interruption through the company’s leading Customer Portal. The extra security of these firewalls complements SoftLayer’s effort to provide further individualization for each customer’s network security strategy to help them achieve even greater uptime, accessibility, and control.

For more information about these and other SoftLayer security solutions, visit softlayer.com/solutions/security.
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SoftLayer Launches Dedicated Hardware Firewalls

March 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Dedicated Hardware Firewalls 

Hosting ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Hybrid hosting, today announced the introduction of Dedicated Hardware Firewalls, available on demand and without service interruption through the company’s leading Customer Portal. The new offering lets SoftLayer customers protect one, multiple, or all Cloud, Dedicated, and Virtual systems that share the same Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), for just one price.

“Each customer’s environment and operations are unique, with their own specific security needs,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “Our Dedicated Hardware Firewalls provide customers the opportunity to further individualize their network security strategy, gaining even greater uptime, accessibility, and control.”

SoftLayer’s Dedicated Hardware Firewalls stand between an entire VLAN and the Public Network, analyzing and filtering all network traffic. With the company’s simple-to-use Customer Portal, customers can easily configure the firewall settings for the entire VLAN as well as for individual computing systems. The Portal even provides a library of templates for applying protection rules and configurations for specific applications. Current templates include mail and Web services, Parallels® Plesk, and cPanel, with more to be added soon.

“We work hard to empower our customers, giving them total control and security so that nothing gets in the way of their infrastructure doing the job it is supposed to do,” said Kelly Morphis, Development Lead for SoftLayer. “These days malicious network activity happens to everyone. It’s not a matter of if, but when and how much. Dedicated Hardware Firewalls are the best assurance that your systems will be safe from attacks and accessible to legitimate traffic, no matter what gets thrown at you or anyone else on the Internet.”

“Firewalls are significantly important, yet just one part of the multi-tiered security strategy that we call ‘SecurityLayer™’,” said Mr. Day. “With software and hardware solutions, strategic partnerships with industry-leaders, and certified operational procedures, we wrap our services in overlapping layers of security to ward against threats at the physical, network, system, application, and data levels. Each layer fortifies the others.”

For more information about the new Dedicated Hardware Firewalls and other SoftLayer security solutions, please visit www.softlayer.com/solutions/security. Read more

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