(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — SSL certificate provider The SSL Store (www.sslstore.com) announced on Wednesday that it has launched WHMCS integration (www.whmcs.com).

WHMCS was launched in 2005 and was the first system to combine billing and support into a single package, according to the press release.

The SSL Store will make the WHMCS plug-in available to Web hosting clients through theSSLstore API. The SSL Store says it is the most efficient and effective way for Web hosting providers to employ SSL security to customers.


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(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — SSL certificate authority GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com) announced on Thursday that it has partnered with security firm CloudFlare (www.cloudflare.com) to offer its GlobalSign HackAlert malware detection service through CloudFlare Apps.

CloudFlare Apps is a marketplace for websites to install web apps in one-click. GlobalSign HackAlert is one of a handful of apps to join the marketplace since it launched about a month ago. Other apps include Google Analytics, pingdom and CodeGuard.

HackAlert will provide CloudFlare’s customers with the ability to identify drive-by downloads and provide alarms for zero-day malware threats in websites.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — After its launch more than five years ago, the e-banking security guideline “Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment” has been updated to address the vulnerable security landscape, according to a report by KrebsonSecurity.

The update is especially relevant now since a recent hack directed at Citigroup revealed personal details of about 360,000 banking customers.

Released by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the guidelines acknowledge that threats have become more sophisticated since the report was implemented in 2005, but fails to make any specific suggestions of how institutions can harness technology or approaches to avoid these kinds of online attacks.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider ReliableSite (www.reliablesite.net) announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with IT management software developer SmarterTools (www.smartertools.com) to bundle software for its Web hosting customers.

According to the press release, ReliableSite will provide productivity software from SmarterTools to its hosting customers at no extra costs. The product bundles SmarterMail, SmarterTrack and SmarterStats.

“Our partnership with SmarterTools enables us to offer an ‘all-in-one’ Windows package that includes SmarterTools and WebSitePanel, without passing on any additional licensing costs to our customers. That continues to provide our company with a competitive advantage, and our customers benefit tremendously,” Radic Davydov, chief executive officer of ReliableSite said in a statement.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) –  Oracle (www.oracle.com) announced on Wednesday it will acquire storage solutions provider Pillar Data Systems (www.pillardata.com). The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Expected to close in July, the acquisition will help Oracle deliver a complete line of storage products that runs the company’s software faster and more efficiently.

Based in San Jose, Pillar Data Systems is a privately-held company that serves nearly 600 customers across 24 countries.


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Data center provider RagingWire Enterprise Solutions (www.ragingwire.com) announced on Wednesday that it has named Dan Golding vice president and general manager of its data center in northern Virginia.

RagingWire opened its Virginia data center in May 2011 to expand its California-based services nationally.

Prior to this appointment, Golding was a managing director of DH Capital (www.dhcapital.com) where he recently advised RagingWire on its acquisition of the Ashburn, Virginia facility. Before DH Capital, Golding was vice president of research at Tier1 Research (www.tier1research.com).


(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Cloud services provider Hexagrid Computing (www.hexagrid.com) announced on Thursday it has partnered with enerprise cloud services provider Pourprio (www.pourprio.com) to build 13 public clouds on the VxDatacenter platform as a foundation for an integrated Europe, Middle East, and Africa cloud network. 


Pourprio is a regionally focused enterprise cloud computing services advisor and provider.  


Making A Perfect Day

What a gorgeous day here in Michigan USA. It’s like perfectly pleasant with weather temperature and humidity. A slight breeze and some big fluffy cumulous clouds against a blazing blue background highlight the time. Clouds can make or break a day. But these clouds make it perfect!…(Read More…)

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(WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Data center operators The Benaroya Company (www.benaroya.com), Real Property Investors and O’Keefe companies announced on Tuesday they have formed a new partnership to acquire, develop and operate data centers.

The move comes just a few weeks after Benaroya Company acquired from HP a 60,252 square foot data center in Boise, Idaho.

The three companies have been partners on many different commercial projects over the past 25 years.

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