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PHOENIX, AZ – PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud – a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware® technologies. PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.


“The introduction of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to confidently tackle the strictest security and compliance-focused workloads in a multi-tenant, cloud-based environment. Supported by our flexible solutions team, any organization will be able to make a secure and easy transition to the cloud,” says Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “With VMware NSX® at its core, Data Security Cloud offers highly granular security of virtualized workloads through advanced capabilities such as micro-segmentation, distributed firewalling, and VPN. Customers get a Secure-by-Design cloud environment with protection across not only the perimeter but at the application level as well.”

PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud is built to provide fast, secure and reliable services to businesses handling dynamic loads of sensitive data. Data Security Cloud will provide all-round protection for sensitive workloads leveraging advanced security capabilities of the VMware NSX network virtualization. VMware NSX decouples network and security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered can help overcome the shortcomings of legacy architectures. It allows intelligent and automated security policies to travel with virtual workloads regardless of their placement in the cloud and independent of the physical network topology, to help maintain the highest level of protection.

“By using VMware NSX as the core enabler to the new Data Security Cloud service, phoenixNAP is providing a comprehensive offering that makes security both application focused and intrinsic to the infrastructure,” said Jay Workman, senior director, Cloud Provider marketing at VMware. “This is a powerful example of the security capabilities of VMware’s next-generation solutions, which enable partners, such as phoenixNAP, to create innovative new offerings that will help differentiate them in the industry.”

More details about the technology powering Data Security Cloud will be unveiled in an exclusive webinar co-hosted with VMware on October 17th, 2017. The new platform will be generally available in November.

To register for the webinar and learn more, visit https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=43113.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. PhoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited.

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, bare metal 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. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

References:
Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020
Global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2014 )
Gemalto interview CNBC Sept 2017

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the expansion of its Silicon Valley Connected Campus with a six-megawatt facility at 3205 Alfred Street in Santa Clara, CA. Digital Realty expects to invest approximately $75 million in the new facility, which is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2018.

Digital Realty’s existing Silicon Valley portfolio consists of 17 properties totaling over two million square feet with 99 megawatts of IT load, strategically located on major fiber routes in close proximity to three Silicon Valley Power sub-stations. Digital Realty’s existing holdings in Silicon Valley are almost fully leased. The new facility at 3205 Alfred Street offers two suites totaling six megawatts of critical IT load in support of customer growth requirements within the supply-constrained Santa Clara metro area.


“Demand for data center space in Silicon Valley remains robust,” said industry analyst Kelly Morgan of 451 Research. “This new addition to Digital Realty’s Silicon Valley Connected Campus builds on the foundation the company has established, giving enterprises, network operators and service providers the opportunity and the expertise they require to privately interconnect with critical ecosystems like the cloud.”

Digital Realty Chief Executive Officer A. William Stein added, “The expansion of our Silicon Valley Connected Campus demonstrates our commitment to supporting customer growth. We are pursuing LEED gold certification for 3205 Alfred Street, building upon our commitment to sustainability. The new facility offers a comprehensive set of data center solutions, from single-cabinet colocation and interconnection requirements, all the way up to multi-megawatt deployments. This flexibility helps reduce complexity and accelerate business growth by meeting customers’ needs for space, power and connectivity.”

Register to attend Digital Realty’s Silicon Valley sneak peek event on October 12, 2017:
http://go.digitalrealty.com/save-the-date-3205-alfred

About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,300 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the opening of its newest International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Silicon Valley, located at its Great Oaks campus in San Jose. The $122M facility, named SV10, opens today and supports the increasing demand for interconnection capacity to accelerate business performance and drive digital transformation.

Equinix data centers in the Silicon Valley region are the business hub for more than 625 customers and represent the second-largest internet exchange point in North America. With the addition of SV10, Equinix has invested a total of nearly $400 million in the local economy with its Great Oaks campus, and has additional land in the area for future expansion, as demand arises. These facilities house rich ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT service providers, and enterprise customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical business data with their customers and partners through interconnection.


Interconnection is paramount for companies in the Silicon Valley campus. In fact, according to the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published recently by Equinix, the United States is the largest and most advanced region for Interconnection Bandwidth growth, with 82 percent of enterprises’ bandwidth expected to be dedicated to interconnection to networks and cloud by 2020. And Silicon Valley represents one of the top four fastest-growing regions within the U.S., with a forecasted 39 percent Interconnection Bandwidth growth through 2020.

Equinix will unveil the SV10 IBX data center at a launch event today, September 14, beginning at 2 p.m. PDT. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

  • Equinix now operates thirteen Silicon Valley data center sites, and the addition of SV10—located adjacent to SV1 and SV5—provides additional capacity to meet the growing need for interconnection, multicloud deployments, and connectivity to network and content services. Equinix Silicon Valley sites provide customers with the ability to choose from a broad range of network services from more than125 providers, and cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud and others through the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ and direct connect services. By utilizing Equinix Metro Connect™, customers in SV10 can also easily and directly connect with customers in the seven other Equinix IBX data centers in Silicon Valley via low-latency dark fiber links between the sites.
  • The initial phase of SV10 will add 37,000+ square feet (3,400+ square meters) of colocation space, and provides campus cross-connectivity into SV1 and SV5, making it an ideal home for customers looking to interconnect to key network and cloud service providers. It will include space for 930 cabinets, and two additional expansion phases are planned. At full build, the facility will provide capacity for 2,820 cabinets.
  • Equinix has a long-term goal of using 100 percent clean and renewable energy for its global platform, and continues to make advancements in the way it designs, builds and operates its data centers with high energy-efficiency standards. SV10 sets the green standard for future Equinix IBX builds. It is a LEED Silver Certified building that meets the strict water reduction standards and will feature indirect evaporative cooling (IDEC) technology which dramatically reduces water use; hot aisle containment; accessibility to and from public transportation; and rooftop solar and fuel cells for sustainable energy production.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

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For many, this time of year means back to school and routine, but what fall represents to many in our business is the full swing of conference season. There are many conferences and trade shows coming up over the next couple of months as we work to wrap up a strong 2017 and set our sights on the technologies and trends that will define the hosting and cloud industry in 2018 and beyond.
THE MERGE SHOW is a new conference that takes place this October 14 – 18, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. which combines The Domain Conference, CMS Summit and a WHIR Networking Event for one major show that is not to be missed.
Register Today!
From the MERGE! website:
THE MERGE SHOW is a group of conferences – like a ‘worlds fair' event – hosting different events within MERGE! (new and old) with technology and domain names at the core. One of these is the well attended THEDomain Conference, in its third year. A continuation of a long-standing gathering of a who's who in the domain space. This event draws people to sunny Florida every fall, for its wealth of good networking, content, and opportunities, as well as being a who's who of experts on appraisal, brokering, registries, registrars, domain advertising, registration, TLD Applications, email services and other investment opportunities.
Your MERGE SHOW Ticket covers access to all non-closed sessions at all the sub-events, the networking events, the seminars, and more.
THEDomainConference is just one of many other sub events,
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LACEY, WA – iSign Launches iSecure Protector to Protect Computers and Servers from Hackers with Impenetrable Security

This week iSign International, a company dedicated to developing innovative software solutions aimed at making computers and servers impenetrable to hackers, officially released iSecure Protector 2017, iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017, and iSecure Protector Server Edition 2017.


iSecure Protector 2017, designed for consumers, monitors the network packets that their computer software is sending out ; it visually displays the corresponding destination, including name, location and IP, and gives each consumer the option to permanently deny future access to any suspicious ISPs and corresponding IPs.

iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017 , designed for business networks, monitors all employee computers in real time, through a centralized cloud-based monitoring tool that is protected by a 5-Factor Authentication (username, biometric signature, device, dynamic device token, and GEO location) as well as dynamic PKI encrypted communication. The Administrator can block any ISP/IP Address that appears, either for a particular computer and/or for all connected computers; and is being alerted ,via email and sms, of any attempt by an employee to remove a blocked IP addresses .

iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition 2017 is specifically designed to protect business Linux and Windows servers. Hackers are constantly coming up with new tools to infiltrate servers and steal corporate data . Leaving any cloud based server connection open for future access is inviting hackers to come in . iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition actively monitors both incoming and outgoing network data , opens remote connectivity to specific IP addresses when required and closes remote connectivity when not in use. With advance keyword filtering, the Administrator can also block all connections originating from specific regions (city, country), ISPs, and domains.

“Hackers are getting more sophisticated by the minute today, which means people need to add security to their email channels to stay protected,” said Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF), Arizona State University.

Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn continued, “Leveraging dynamic PKI for secure communications and signature dynamics for biometric-based authentication can tremendously reduce potential cyber incidents. iSign delivers pioneering, ground-breaking solutions by proactively detecting and preventing cyber threats with such brilliant and practical approaches.”

Get a 10-Day Free Trial of iSecure Protector for your computers. Visit https://www.iSignApps.com/iSecureProtector2017 to register and download iSecure Protector for your computers. Get $20 off your annual subscription when you enter the Referral ID: PRWEB

About iSign International, Inc.
iSign International Inc. is a private Texas corporation which has developed an original cyber security technology combining biometric signature recognition and projection, innovative devices pairing, PKI encryption, GPS localization and univocal computer generated transactional password. iSign believes that its technology, which is covered by several patented and patent pending claims, constitutes a game changing approach as it renders hacking practically impossible.

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For a web presence, apart from the website itself, you need to register a domain name, and also sign up for webhosting.

Now, most people will use two different companies – a domain registrar to register the domain name, and a web-hosting provider for website hosting. That is the sensible thing to do.

But many webhosts will offer a “free domain” as part of the hosting package, and it is easy to fall for this trap. There, I said it, a trap!

Once a web-hosting company controls both your domain name and website hosting it has you by the short and curlies. They can basically control and dictate your online presence. You’ll be at their mercy, no kidding. If they subsequently want to charge you an exorbitant domain renewal fee, they can. Want to transfer your domain name to another domain registrar? Or move your webhosting elsewhere? Good luck with that! You’ll probably be stuck with them… for life.

So, use some common sense and keep your domain name and web hosting separate. You’ll be glad in the long run. 🙂

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