Netcetera Partners with Applicure to Provide Web Application Security Solution to Hosted Customers

January 19, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolboxIsle of Man, THE BRITISH ISLES – Netcetera, one of Europe’s leading managed hosting and datacenter providers, has partnered with Applicure Technologies to offer state-of-the-art website security to Netcetera customers. Applicure’s dotDefender Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a software solution that enables customers to quickly and affordably augment their existing security measures and make their web applications PCI compliant. dotDefender is available immediately as an add-on solution to any hosting package offered to Netcetera customers.

Tim Cass, Netcetera’s CTO, comments: “dotDefender is a perfect fit for Netcetera, offering a very high level of security against a range of web-based attacks including SQL injection, cross site scripting (XSS) and session hijacking, with an intelligent interface to centrally manage settings across all our servers. When coupled with Netcetera’s reputation for great service and responsiveness, the choice to add a layer of application security becomes an easy one for customers to make.”

Les Stein, Applicure’s Director of Business Development, states: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Netcetera. Web application security is essential for any business with online presence, but maintaining secure code in native and third-party web applications is a time-consuming and resource-heavy process. This partnership gives Netcetera customers the ability to protect their data and take steps towards PCI compliance with a market-leading application layer firewall – it’s a win-win situation for Netcetera’s business revenue and their customers’ security.”

Les continues, “Even with network firewall and anti-virus security measures, malicious users can breach a website using a number of attacks, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, and session hijacking. These dangerous attacks appear as harmless traffic to a network firewall or anti-virus program and will therefore be allowed to pass through. dotDefender will stop these attacks”.

As stated in the report The Top Cyber Security Risks, “[M]ost web site owners fail to scan effectively for the common flaws and become unwitting tools used by criminals to infect the visitors that trusted those sites to provide a safe web experience.” “The dotDefender Web Application Firewall saves everyone time and money by stopping potential exploits at the gate – before they reach the web application,” claims Stein.

dotDefender is available immediately on Netcetera’s Windows virtual private server hosting, Hyper-V VPS, and Windows dedicated server offerings. Interested customers can visit the following link for more information and to get protected today:

About Netcetera
Formed in 1996, Netcetera is the largest web host on the Isle of Man and one of Europe’s leading managed hosting and data centre providers.

Netcetera provides co-location, dedicated servers and managed infrastructure services to businesses in over 60 countries worldwide.

A 16,000 square foot ISO27001:2006 certified facility located in the Isle of Man, enables Netcetera to offer any business enterprise level co-location and hosted solutions.

From single server co-location and Disaster Recovery to fully customised dedicated servers, Netcetera can provide companies with the IT systems they need. Companies are able to focus on their core business instead of managing servers, networks and firewalls often at significant cost savings.

Reliable, cost effective services are delivered with “best of breed” technologies, superior quality bandwidth and expert IT personnel along with well defined processes to ISO9001 standard.

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About Applicure Technologies, Ltd.
Applicure Technologies Ltd. (TASE: APCR) develops market-leading multi-platform web application security software products. Applicure’s flagship products, dotDefender and dotDefender Monitor, are deployed globally and serviced by offices and distributors in the USA, EMEA and Asia. With thousands of installations, customers and partners, Applicure meets the demands of businesses around the world for strong, affordable security technology. For further information visit:

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