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(Bloomberg View) — If you thought internet ads were annoying, consider this: The websites you visit could now be harnessing your computer to do cryptocurrency mining.
Digital currencies demand a lot of computing power. To complete each block of transactions, computer owners around the world must race to solve an extremely difficult cryptographic puzzle, with the winner getting paid in the relevant cryptocurrency. To increase their chances, such "miners" invest vast amounts in processing capacity — building server farms in far-flung places where electricity is cheap — and are always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to get more.
Website publishers, for their part, are constantly seeking new ways to generate revenue. Subscriptions can be a hard sell. Ads are less than ideal: They often repel users, they can be hijacked by bots and Russians, and big players such as Google typically take a cut of the revenue. So some are resorting to an untapped resource: selling miners access to the computing power of the people who visit their sites.
Here's how it works. Let's say you go to a site devoted to cat pictures. When your web browser loads the first page, it also initiates a script that instructs your computer's processor to do calculations for a cryptocurrency miner, who could be located in Germany or just about anywhere. You might notice nothing more than a slightly slower computer and a slightly higher electricity bill. The miner
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HOUSTON, TX – RoboCyberWall, Inc., a provider of a proprietary precision firewall solution that protects HTTP and HTTPS (SSL) ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX web servers, today unveiled its flagship product under the same name. The RoboCyberWallTM patent-pending firewall blocks all known exploits and “Zero Day” attacks on Apache2 and NGINX web servers that, according to W3Techs Web Technology Surveys, comprise more than 83 percent of all web servers worldwide. It is a simple-to-download and easy-to-install module for use with on-premise servers, cloud servers or shared hosting accounts and requires exceptionally low RAM and processor resources. It’s available for license for less than $9/month.

In securing the non-application portion of the stack, RoboCyberWall provides pinpoint protection for Linux Apache2 or NGINX web server’s HTTP and HTTPS ports. Typically these are ports 80 and 443, which are two of the top three most targeted ports for attack worldwide, according to Akamai’s State of the Internet report.


RoboCyberWall is also proud to announce it has Partnered with Astra Security which offers a highly specialized web application firewall designed to protect WordPress, Magento, OpenCart, Drupal, Joomla, Woocommerce.

“Firewalls today remain the critical first line of defense from ever-growing and increasingly sophisticated threats,” said John R. Martinson Jr., CTO and Founder of RoboCyberWall. “Stopping a malicious program, or attacker, from gaining access to your network and information before any potential damage is done is key, and RoboCyberWall prevents breaches from happening in the first place.”

RoboCyberWall, Inc. contracted with SecureWorks to perform security assessment during the period from September 5, 2017 to September 8, 2017. The objective of this engagement was to identify vulnerabilities in RoboCyberWall’s systems and network security that external adversaries could exploit. During the course of the assessment, SecureWorks launched 6,593 probes and manual hack attempts on the RoboCyberWall protected server without accomplishing any breaches. The Full Report is available for review at: https://robocyberwall.com/files/RoboCyberWall_EPT_09132017.pdf

“RoboCyberWall is a particularly attractive option for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), which are targeted much more frequently than large enterprises,” said John Martinson, Sr., CEO and President of RoboCyberWall. The Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report found that 81 percent of all data breaches happen to small businesses which often lack the resources to protect business-critical data. “RoboCyberWall is a step in the direction of democratizing firewalls for all web servers and making true cyber security possible at an affordable price,” said Martinson, Sr. “Enterprise firewalls are very expensive and require significant investments and IT staff to install, configure and maintain, which often puts them out of reach for most SMBs.

“‘Zero Day’ attacks have been impossible to protect against because older technology has to guess which packets are good and which are bad. However, RoboCyberWall has a real-time whitelisting feature that allows good packets to be immediately validated while blocking all other unknown packets. Moreover, if new content is added to a server, that information is instantly added to the whitelist,” said Martinson Jr.

“RoboCyberWall’s white listing feature means zero false positives and zero bad packets make it into your Linux server, which shields your website with comprehensive protection,” said Martinson Jr. “With Google blacklisting an estimated 10,000 compromised websites every day, RoboCyberWall protects your website and keeps it up and running.”

RoboCyberwall is already receiving industry recognition with these recent awards:

CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards 2017 – http://cybersecuritybreakthrough.com/
Unified Threat Management – Next Generation Firewall Solution of the Year.
Golden Bridge Awards 2017 – http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com
New Products and Services – Security Software – RoboCyberWall™ Version 1.0 Bronze Winner.

RoboCyberWall is being offered as a $8.95/month subscription, licensed to users on a monthly or yearly basis. For more information about RoboCyberWall or to download please go to https://robocyberwall.com.

About RoboCyberWall, Inc.
RoboCyberWall, Inc. is a provider of the proprietary, precision, perimeter firewall solution for businesses of all sizes that achieves the ultimate in protection for the highly targeted HTTP and HTTPS ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX web servers. RoboCyberWall is easy-to-download and simple-to-install. It blocks both known exploits and “Zero Day” attacks. For more information, visit https://robocyberwall.com and follow us on Twitter @robocyberwall.

About Astra Security
Astra is a plug-n-play website security suite that takes 2-minutes to setup and provides rock solid security against hackers, bots and 100+ internet threats. Astra is a completely managed firewall not requiring any manual intervention, giving business owners all the time to focus on business while Astra takes care of security. It works seamlessly with WordPress, OpenCart, Magento, Drupal, Joomla, Woocommerce. More information at www.getAstra.com

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TEMPE, AZ – Leading Web hosting provider Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company and top-rated web host by WordPress.org, has introduced a new user experience that greatly simplifies the process of publishing a WordPress-powered website. Designed for novice WordPress users, with all the features an expert needs, the new Bluehost platform provides intuitive steps that help small businesses get online fast.

“WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform but it can be a complex software for time-starved small business owners and entrepreneurs to master,” said Suhaib Zaheer, senior vice president and general manager, hosting brands at Endurance International Group. “Our customers and the WordPress community have asked for a solution that enables them to quickly and easily build and manage a WordPress site so they can spend more time doing what they do best: running their business. Our new technology does just that.”


The new interface guides customers through the entire journey of managing a website, including the initial registration process, building and publishing their site, and ongoing website management. All aspects of their Bluehost account, including websites, domains, and email, can be easily managed via a redesigned, easy-to-navigate control panel. As business grows and website needs evolve, advanced tools are available to amplify their web presence. For example, the new Bluehost platform boasts an integrated Marketplace, a one-stop shop to select WordPress themes, plugins, add-ons and services and support, so customers can continuously build, brand, and expand their online properties.

In addition, to ensure that customers are able to successfully implement these features and easily manage their websites, Bluehost offers access to a dedicated team of WordPress experts 24/7, as well as WP Live, a concierge-style support service package.

“We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback about these upgrades and are already seeing our customers publish more content using the new platform,” added Zaheer. “This reinforces our belief that the new Bluehost experience provides a fast and easy solution to building a WordPress site, enabling our customers to grow their digital presence and share their ideas with the world.”

For more information on the new Bluehost experience or to create a WordPress site please visit www.bluehost.com/blog/news.

About Bluehost
Bluehost, an Endurance International Group company, is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions, including web hosting services, eCommerce tools, marketing applications, and more. Built on open source technology, Bluehost designs and operates its own servers, develops innovative new internet technologies, and actively supports and participates in the open source community. For more information, visit www.bluehost.com.

About Endurance International Group
Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) (em)Powers millions of small businesses worldwide with products and technology to vitalize their online web presence, email marketing, mobile business solutions, and more. The Endurance family of brands includes: Constant Contact, Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Domain.com, BigRock, SiteBuilder and SinglePlatform, among others. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Endurance employs approximately 4,000 people across the United States, Brazil, India and the Netherlands. For more information, visit: www.endurance.com.

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DENVER, CO – SiteColo, a Wadsworth Littleton, LLC company, announces the acquisition of controlling interest in MuchPages, LLC. SiteColo will be the single largest shareholder at 70% percent.

SiteColo, one of the fastest growing web hosting companies of 2017, provides cloud web hosting and domain services to organizations of all sizes. Since the last fiscal quarter, SiteColo has grown in revenue by over 240%. The addition of the MuchPages drag and drop page builder will add yet another service to this award-winning lineup.


“We’re excited to be able to provide our customers this new service,” said Jason Jersey, President of Wadsworth Littleton, LLC. “Our infrastructure will only enhance the current overall customer experience.”

MuchPages was initially developed as a specialty site builder, offering users the ability to easily and quickly create stunning landing pages, capture pages, and the growing market segment of single page websites. The real power of MuchPages is that it is simple enough for an amateur to use, yet powerful enough to be the go-to tool for any digital marketing agency or department. In addition, this move brings additional value to the existing MuchPages customer base as well by being able to offer other services in one convenient place.

“I am looking forward to working alongside the SiteColo team. With these additional resources, MuchPages will be able to fulfill it’s potential, and provide our customers the best possible experience.” Bill Gelwick, Chief Marketing Officer of MuchPages, LLC.

The combining of these services offers customers the utmost in flexibility. Businesses have a need to rapidly create custom pages to support various promotions, social campaigns, or even paid advertising. Anyone with a website can benefit from the use of MuchPages, which is why we felt it would be the perfect acquisition. These combined services offer businesses efficient, cost-effective solutions.

“If we can help generate more business for our customers, it will, in turn, provide more business for us,” said Jason Jersey, President of Wadsworth Littleton, LLC. “It is a true win/win, something very rare in the business world today.”

About SiteColo
SiteColo is a managed cloud hosting and domain registration provider with 24/7 support. Their Operations Center is located in Denver, Colorado and their main Data Center is headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois. SiteColo is beyond a standard hosting company – they’re an innovation company, developing proprietary technology used to drive customer success. The company currently provides managed cloud infrastructure to several notable car manufacturers, dealers, fitness centers, rehabs, and notable religious organizations. Additional information about SiteColo can be found at https://www.sitecolo.com/ and for information about the newly acquired service offering, visit https://muchpages.com/.

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CAMPBELL, CA – Dr. Radoslav “Rado” Danilak, CEO of Silicon Valley startup Tachyum Inc., is among the invited speakers at the Storage Visions Conference, presenting at Session D1: Hardware Visions for Ubiquitous Storage and Memory October 16 at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Milpitas, Calif.

Danilak’s presentation will address the single most critical challenge facing the data center industry today – energy consumption. With data centers currently consuming 70 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually – representing more than 2 percent of total U.S. electrical output – and data center power utilization efficiency (PUE) projected to remain relatively flat over the next 5 years, there must be a better way to overcome the challenge of supplying power to the growing data center marketplace. Danilak will describe how Tachyum is tackling this energy challenge with a product that will disrupt data center hardware markets and usher in the era of low-cost, ultra-low power, all-flash data center architectures.

“Data center capacity and corresponding electricity consumption is expected to double in 5 years and then double again in the subsequent 5 years,” said Danilak. “How on earth can we possibly build all the necessary power plants required to supply these new data centers with electricity? The simple answer is that we can’t. Somehow, we must find another way. At Storage Visions, I will lay out the case for how exploiting device physics to deliver a product family of ‘Cloud Chips’ can offer unprecedented power savings, along with performance and value to help overcome the energy demands of exponential growth in data center capacity.”

Danilak is well known as an innovator in bringing low-cost flash to consumer and enterprise markets on the strength of his landmark flash memory controller chip developed at SandForce and his game changing ultra-dense, all-flash arrays at Skyera. Now, Danilak and a group of industry veterans are designing a high-performance, ultra-low power Cloud Chip aimed directly at the hyperscale data center market and cloud computing centers with his latest venture, Tachyum.

By tightly integrating networking, storage, artificial intelligence, cloud and big data processing, Tachyum’s Cloud Chip is expected to reduce data center compute and storage hardware CAPEX by 3x, TCO by 4x and hardware power consumption by 10-15x.

The 2017 Storage Visions Conference is the place to meet and hear from the innovators driving data storage technology forward. The one-day event will look at all aspects of digital storage technology and their applications, helping businesses, IT professionals and data scientists better understand the digital storage solutions that will make them successful in this new world. Additional information about the conference is available at http://www.storagevisions.com

Danilak’s 2017 Storage Visions presentation on the Tachyum website after the conference on October 16.

About Tachyum
Named for the Greek “tachy,” meaning speed, combined with “-um,” indicating an element, Tachyum emerged from stealth mode in 2017 engineering disruptive intelligent information processing products. Tachyum’s founders have a track record of delivering transformational products to market, by solving to significant device physics challenges. And they are about to do it again. For more information visit: http://tachyum.com.

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