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Washington, DC — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is far more than a partisan football; it’s central to the survival of the interconnected U.S. economy during this time of crisis.

Section 230 states: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider”. It is a simple, clear, and sensible piece of legislation that takes the way things exist in the physical world, and acknowledges that the same things are true online. Just as a hotel owner who rents you a room is not responsible for making sure you don’t do anything illegal there, Internet ‘intermediaries’ are afforded similar protections under the law. Like a hotel, they are allowed to uphold standards of behavior, but they aren’t held to the same legal standards as their guests. It’s pretty simple stuff.


Businesses upended by COVID-19 are looking for ways to digitize and survive, and Internet infrastructure providers are central to this effort. The U.S. economy in particular is being kept alive due to the technical intermediaries enabling participation in the digital economy. Section 230 is why this works. If you mess with this, you will have no digital economy left, and no economic recovery for the United States. Countries with proper sensible intermediary protections will be the ones to drive the world’s recovery, and the United States will lose the strength of the digital economy that helps to sustain the United States economically.

Section 230 is only being talked about in terms of how it applies to Google, Facebook, and Twitter. However, Section 230 is what allows the entire Internet’s infrastructure to operate within the United States without crushing legal liability over what Internet users may or may not do. Put simply, Section 230 is the law that lets you start a small Internet business without a team of lawyers behind you.

To change Section 230 is therefore to rip away the ability of small Internet businesses to compete. Only changing Section 230 for large businesses doesn’t work either. Internet technology is all interconnected, and small businesses always rely upon larger ones to compete. If you destroy intermediary protections at the top, these inevitably flow down, and affect the smaller businesses too.

Would the Internet survive the gutting of Section 230? The global Internet community would likely be fine, and certainly a few large incumbent players would adapt and strengthen their positions as the only ones with the large enough legal teams to keep their doors open. What will die is the promise of being able to start a small Internet business, to innovate, and to compete without crushing legal liability.

This Executive Order is a small business hostile, poison pill for the United States economy, just when we need the digital economy at full strength to help lift us up. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition implores lawmakers to keep their eyes focused on how we survive our current economic situation. We can survive this together by investing in further digitization of our economic engine – such as remote education resources, remote healthcare resources, remote workforce resources, and digital services for small businesses to spur economic growth. We cannot pull the rug out from under the sensible core legislative language that makes all those things possible.

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Los Angeles, CA — RackNerd LLC, a dedicated server, complex hosting, cloud, disaster recovery, colocation, and infrastructure services provider today announced the launch of its new product offering: DDoS Protected Virtual Private Servers (VPS). DDoS Protected VPS services, powered by KVM virtualization, will be deployed out of its new Los Angeles DC-05 facility, featuring 60Gbps of DDoS protection included with every plan.

Its on-the-fly engine fine-tunes distributed denial-of-service attacks in real-time to mitigate even the most sophisticated examples — mitigating attack traffic that would otherwise result in downtime.


With security and uptime emphasized, this sophisticated protection service proactively detects and filters complex network security threats. The result: a seamless experience where end-users encounter no downtime or increased latency.

“In recent studies, it has been found that a single DDoS attack costs some businesses as much as $2.5 million in lost revenue. With network related attacks evolving to become a serious concern for businesses around the globe, very few fine-tuned, proactive mitigation solutions existed in the marketplace until now.” discloses Dustin B. Cisneros, CEO of RackNerd LLC.

The destructive impact of DDoS attacks can result in website downtime, degraded server performance, website vulnerability, and most importantly: lost time, productivity, and revenue. An analysis by Kaspersky Lab Research announced that DDoS attacks are continuing to rise globally, costing both financial and reputational damage for many organizations.

“In these times where online presence is more critical than ever before, it is essential for businesses to have a plan in place to mitigate today’s sophisticated network attacks. Our enterprise-grade DDoS mitigation service is designed with the future in mind. DDoS attacks of all shapes, sizes, and types are stopped automatically without any manual intervention from our customers. New attack patterns are learned and systematically filtered.” Cisneros added.

Businesses looking to deploy upon DDoS protected infrastructure can now benefit from RackNerd’s new product offering. To learn more, please visit: https://www.racknerd.com/ddos-protected-vps

About RackNerd
RackNerd LLC introduces infrastructure stability and provides Dedicated Servers, Private Cloud solutions, DRaaS (Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service), flexible Colocation, Virtual Private Servers and advanced DDoS Mitigation services — maintained by a team with decades of experience in managed services, datacenter operations, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service. With an intrinsic focus on client success and growth, RackNerd has grown steadily while continuing to provide high-quality hosting services at competitive rates.

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Phoenix, AZ – phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, today announced a collaboration with Alert Logic, the industry’s first SaaS-enabled managed detection and response provider. This partnership will expand phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud (DSC) to include Alert Logic’s market-defining managed detection and response solution, enabling quicker threat detection, an enhanced ability to respond to security incidents, and complete and continuous monitoring of an organization’s attack surface.

Data Security Cloud is phoenixNAP’s compliance-ready cloud solution built for organizations that require advanced security or operate under strict regulatory requirements. Using industry-leading hardware and software technologies, DSC provides core protection against Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and zero-day vulnerabilities, while ensuring exceptional performance. Alert Logic’s managed detection and response capabilities add a valuable security layer to the solution, providing a unique combination of award-winning SaaS security platform, continuous threat research and analytics, and 24/7 security experts.


“Alert Logic enabled us to add critical capabilities to our Data Security Cloud and make it even more powerful in addressing the needs of modern organizations,” said Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “Given that many businesses do not have the resources or knowledge to implement the right protection, DSC solves their challenge by providing easy and affordable access to enterprise-grade technologies. Alert Logic builds upon that value proposition by providing 24/7 security experts for full visibility across an organization’s IT assets, enabling businesses to meet even the most sophisticated security and compliance goals.”

Data Security Cloud is delivered on an OpEx model, enabling medium sized businesses to access enterprise-grade security technologies at an affordable price point. It is available in two subscriptions: Essentials and Advanced.

“phoenixNAP provides superior data protection to its customers through a highly secure, state-of-the-art cloud infrastructure platform, bringing mid-sized and other resource constrained businesses the kind of security typically afforded only to large enterprises,” said Bob Lyons, CEO, Alert Logic. “The partnership with Alert Logic enhances phoenixNAP’s ability to detect and respond to cyber threats, helping security teams bridge gaps and reduce the likelihood or impact of successful attacks.”

On April 16, phoenixNAP and Alert Logic will partner for a webinar: “How to Recognize Cyber-Attack Symptoms and Ensure Infrastructure Health.” In the webinar, Alert Logic’s Jack Danahy, SVP and Chief Evangelist and phoenixNAP’s William Bell, SVP of Product will discuss the new partnership and why managed detection and response is best positioned to help companies address their cybersecurity skills gap and today’s increasingly complex threat landscape. To register to attend the webinar, visit here.

About Alert Logic
Alert Logic is the industry’s first SaaS-enabled managed detection and response (MDR) provider, delivering unrivalled security value. Since no level of investment prevents or blocks 100% of attacks, you need to continuously identify and address breaches or gaps before they cause real damage. With limited budget and expertise, this level of security can seem out of reach. Our purpose-built technology and the team of MDR security experts protect your organization and empower you to resolve whatever threats may come. Founded in 2002, Alert Logic is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Austin, Cardiff, London, and Cali, Colombia, and online at alertlogic.com. Alert Logic – our knowledge is your advantage.

About phoenixNAP
phoenixNAP® is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance-readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, DDoS-protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation.

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Hivelocity, a world leader in IaaS and bare-metal edge computing, today announced a new managed services offering available with any of its Windows bare-metal solutions. Building upon the successful Linux managed services offering, Hivelocity is now able to cover security and management services on nearly 100% of the servers it deploys. “Microsoft Windows Server operating system gets loaded on about 40% of the servers we put online, with Linux making up the rest. We are a very customer-centric company, so being able to offer our full arsenal of resources to all our customers is very important to us. About one out of every four Linux customers enjoys our management services and we anticipate that same ratio, if not more, from our Windows customers. Never has a server’s security been more critical,” said Hivelocity CTO, Ben Linton. Related read: Top 5 Managed Services & Web Hosting industry trends in 2020 Customers of Hivelocity who choose to add proactive Managed Windows…
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