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Host.net Teams with StillSecure to Protect Cloud Computing Clients
Jan 26, 2010 (12:01 PM EST)


BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ --Host.net today announced new 24x7x365 managed security services for its cloud computing customers through a partnership with network security provider StillSecure. Utilizing StillSecure's ProtectPoint(TM) managed security service as a virtual appliance, Host.net can now provide 24x7x365 security monitoring and management of the virtual infrastructure, immediate response to security threats, and compliance reporting for enterprises using its cloud computing service for line-of-business applications and complex hosting.

Virtual security services including firewall, VPN, intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS), vulnerability scanning, web security, and email security can be purchased from Host.net on a subscription basis as either a standalone solution or service bundle. Services can be configured for monitoring both gateway and internal connections, providing comprehensive protection against internal and external threats. All security services are backed by a 24x7x365 SAS-70 Type II audited Security Operations Center (SOC) that is staffed by certified security analysts.

The new virtual-based security services offer the same vigilant protection, monitoring and management as the hardware appliance-based service with the added benefits of standard high-availability redundancy, near-immediate failover in the event of a virtual equipment failure, and the ability to rapidly upgrade and add system resources (CPU, RAM and disk) when a specific client's traffic and workload demand more horsepower from the firewall.

"Host.net is one step ahead of most data centers because they truly understand the importance of embedding security within the virtual environment," said Steve Harris, VP of Managed Services at StillSecure. "Host.net customers save time and money by leveraging the pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run VMware version of our ProtectPoint managed security services."

"We had the rare opportunity to team with StillSecure during the strategy and design phase of their new platform. The result is a product that protects the customer's mission with CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability)," said Roger Barranco, Host.net's Chief Technology Officer and VP of Operations. "Host.net uniquely interweaves security throughout the platform rather than simply layering security on top of their infrastructure as other providers do. It's a critical addition to our service portfolio that will help keep our clients' virtual infrastructure safe from both inside and outside attacks."

Host.net's new StillSecure-based managed security service extends the competitive advantages of Host.net's cloud computing platform, which focuses on performance, high availability and data protection. Benefits of Host.net's cloud computing services include 300-500% performance increases over standard hosted SAN solutions, recovery of virtual machines within one minute of a host failure, full data backup to one on-site and one off-site storage subsystem within Host.net's own national virtual private data center (vPDC) network for near-immediate disaster recovery, and optional replication to additional Host.net sites for added security and redundancy.

As a single source for virtual enterprise server, SAN storage, backup/restore, disaster recovery, colocation, Internet access, multinational transport, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, managed security and IP voice, Host.net leverages their capabilities to ensure the integrity and availability of their clients' data.

Host.net is a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation, cloud computing and storage, and network transport and transit for education, finance, government, healthcare, wholesale and carrier clients. The company operates multiple enterprise-class data centers connected to an extensive fiber-optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wide array of last-mile options. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL. For more information visit www.host.net

StillSecure delivers comprehensive network security that protects organizations from the perimeter to the endpoint. Offering both products and managed security services, StillSecure enables customers to affordably deploy the optimal blend of technologies for locking down their assets and complying with security policies and regulations. StillSecure customers range from mid-market companies to the world's largest enterprises and agencies in government, financial services, healthcare, education, and technology. For more information please call (303) 381-3830 or visit http://www.stillsecure.com .

CONTACT: Molly Antos of S&S Public Relations, Inc., +1-847-955-0700 ext. mantos@sspr.com9327, , for Host.net

Web site: http://www.host.net/ http://www.stillsecure.com/