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Is counting on Google a wise move?

Google, the search engine giant, spends a lot of time touting its Google Apps services, which include numerous applications for businesses. This, despite the fact that the service has suffered considerable downtime. When the company should be concentrating on making the service reliable, it continues to seek new clients, many of whom may not realize […]

This week in hosting

A successful “phishing” trip dominated this week’s headlines with an upcoming hosting industry event and the cleaning up of a mess involving domain names coming a close second and third. Here is an overview of this week in the hosting and web service industries.

This week in hosting

This week in hosting saw continued news on hot topics such as improved security measures, the ever-popular “greening” of the industry and the confirmation of a long-circulated rumor concerning the merging of two giants in the domain services industry.

Kevin Mitnick, FireHost and the importance of security

Following last month’s piece on the dropping of high-profile client Kevin Mitnick from provider HostedHere due to repeated attacks on his account and Mr. Mitnick’s subsequent finding of a new home in FireHost, I was left wondering why exactly FireHost was willing and apparently able to withstand the heat that HostedHere wasn’t.

When your hosting provider can’t stand the heat

Security is a concern for everyone involved in the web hosting industry, whether you are a hosting customer, hosting provider, software developer or datacenter administrator. The integrity of the network and the information it holds rests in the hands of all involved and, generally speaking, the protections put in place at all levels combine to […]

HostedHere drops security sxpert customer Kevin Mitnick

A security expert Kevin Mitnick was officially let go by his web hosting provider to find a new home. An often target of attacks that his website has become, HostedHere is clearly tired of dealing with with various website breaches. Kevin has moved his site over to FireHost, a provider known for its hacker-safe hosting […]

The darker side of the cloud

Earlier this week I wrote that web hosting firms needed to embrace the idea of cloud computing in order to stay competitive, citing the recent announcement of Chrome OS and Google’s general sway over internet trends in general. But what about the downsides of cloud hosting?

FireHost’s hacker-protection plan puts company to test

Starting in December 2008, Dallas-based web host FireHost began offering hacker protection. According to the company’s president, Chris Drake, there was a definite need to create a stronger defense system. On FireHost’s blog, it points to a video by security vendor, Sophos, who also claims that 16,000 new websites get attacked each day. With those […]

FireHost extends web protection to small businesses

FireHost made an announcement yesterday that it is now providing small and medium-sized businesses a web-based application, security scanning solution. The scanning service tests 15,000 vulnerabilities every day, checing for hacking attempts such as SQL Injections, Cross Site Scripting attacks and header tampering. The company also offers a data loss prevention solution.

Limestone Networks opens new data center in Dallas

In the words of Gary Kendall, CEO of Limestone Networks, their new hosting facility downtown Dallas is the most secure data center in commercial use. It is located in the recently renovated DataBank building, which also houses the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Limestone facility features all-fiber connectivity, multiple connections to the power grid, redundant power and cooling systems, and multiple security layers.

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