Incero, a leading provider of dedicated servers and SSAE 16 colocation services, is pleased to announce the introduction of a 72 hour money back guarantee on our Mega plan E3 Xeon based dedicated server product. There has never been a better time to try Incero!

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Incero, a leading provider of dedicated servers and SSAE 16 colocation services, is pleased to announce the introduction of a 72 hour money back guarantee on our Mega plan E3 Xeon based dedicated server product. There has never been a better time to try Incero!

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Incero, a leading provider of dedicated servers and SSAE 16 colocation services, is pleased to announce the introduction of a 72 hour money back guarantee on our Mega plan E3 Xeon based dedicated server product. There has never been a better time to try Incero!

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(The Hosting News) – Novosoft LLC, an international software development and IT-consulting company, introduces the release of an update to the business edition of their flagship product Handy Backup. The enhanced version includes modifications of online backup plug-ins to make saving copies to cloud storages more convenient for corporate users.

“Backing up to a cloud becomes more and more popular among our corporate clients. Many companies prefer using online backup storage to reduce costs on an IT-infrastructure as it enables to avoid purchasing and maintaining additional servers and physical media. The updated version of Handy Backup Small Server contains functionality that allows setting up regular automatic backup to a variety of popular cloud storages in just a few clicks. Our software supports Amazon S3, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and any other online service which is compatible with WebDAV file transfer protocol. Moreover it is integrated with our own cloud storage HBDrive that provides ensured data protection guaranteed through SAS 70 and SSAE 16 international security certificates,” – said Aleksey Dolgushev, Head of Handy Backup Business Development Department.

The renewed Handy Backup Small Server provides corporate users with the opportunity to back up large amounts of data in a fast and convenient way:  due to the improved WebDAV functionality transferring of data packages becomes quicker and safer.

The update of Online Backup plug-in facilitates the interaction with HBDrive online service as a backup destination. Users of Small Server edition can not only keep backups of files, folders, business applications, databases in a highly secure HBDrive cloud storage but also to download and restore it from any place of the world.

Furthermore the company is determined to enter Turkish software market in a nearest future. Novosoft is intended to release a full-fledged Turkish localization of Handy Backup in the partnership with Turkish distribution company Impeks.

About Novosoft LLC

Novosoft has accumulated an extensive experience in IT-consulting and custom software development over the last 20 years. Nowadays Novosoft delivers its own software products for home and business users. The company has well-established partnerships with large IT distributors and stays ahead of the competition, winning the highest customer satisfaction and trust.

About Handy Backup

Introduced in 2002, Handy Backup is a product line of professional backup software for Windows and Linux computers. It allows automatically copying files, HDD images and server applications including MS SQL Server, MS Exchange Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and other databases. To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at www.handybackup.net

Source: Novosoft Releases Business Data Backup Solution

 

(The Hosting News) – INetU, the industry experts in complex hosting and a global provider of business-centric managed cloud and application hosting, announced today that Scott Walters has been named Director of Security, responsible for the Company’s Security Operations Center (SOC), compliance audits and certifications.

Walters joined INetU in 2007 and has been instrumental in shaping the Company’s client services department, which provides customer onboarding and lifecycle support. Under his tenure as director of client services, Walters expanded the department to meet customer needs as the company introduced new cloud products, enhanced service levels for enterprise customers and most recently released the robust INetU Security Suite.

“As a result of ever increasing threats and more complex compliance demands, information security is becoming a progressively more difficult proposition for businesses to manage alone,” said Walters. “Part of my work as director of security will be to foster the technology we use to provide secure environments for our customers and provide the oversight and accountability they expect.” When asked about the importance of his new role going forward, Walters said, “Our customers would tell you it’s the most important part of the relationship.”

In addition to being responsible for data and network security, Walters is tasked with scaling the SOC team to continue to keep INetU ahead of emerging information security trends. Walters and his team will oversee the Company’s numerous compliance audits and maintain certifications, such as SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3 and PCI DSS, and work with INetU Labs in the development of new security products and services.

“Scott has been instrumental in the deployment and advancement of the INetU Security Suite and our security team over the last year. With this promotion, Scott will now lead this essential and rapidly growing division of our company,” said David Van Allen, vice president of operations at INetU. “I’ve known Scott for 18 years and I personally cannot think of a better security champion and leader who can take INetU, our customers and the industry forward.”

Prior to joining INetU, Walters consulted for Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo AB, and led an international security team for the Unix platform, establishing security systems, baselines and policies for all Unix systems that were used by the worldwide Volvo Group business units. In addition, he was selected by Volvo management to lead the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance of the Unix platform in North America. Walters holds a BA from Lehigh University, with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credentials.

About INetU Managed Hosting
INetU, Inc., a leading managed hosting and cloud provider, delivers secure, high performance and reliable hosting for businesses worldwide. INetU expertly provides compliant solutions for e-Commerce, Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS and more. With domestic and international datacenters, INetU has the global reach to support even the most complex hosting environments. INetU is PCI, SSAE 16/SOC 1, SOC 2/3, ISAE 3402 and Safe Harbor compliant and provides HIPAA guidance and assurances.

INetU Appoints Scott Walters to Director of Security

 

(The Hosting News) – INetU, the industry experts in complex hosting and a global provider of business-centric managed cloud and application hosting, announced today that Scott Walters has been named Director of Security, responsible for the Company’s Security Operations Center (SOC), compliance audits and certifications.

Walters joined INetU in 2007 and has been instrumental in shaping the Company’s client services department, which provides customer onboarding and lifecycle support. Under his tenure as director of client services, Walters expanded the department to meet customer needs as the company introduced new cloud products, enhanced service levels for enterprise customers and most recently released the robust INetU Security Suite.

“As a result of ever increasing threats and more complex compliance demands, information security is becoming a progressively more difficult proposition for businesses to manage alone,” said Walters. “Part of my work as director of security will be to foster the technology we use to provide secure environments for our customers and provide the oversight and accountability they expect.” When asked about the importance of his new role going forward, Walters said, “Our customers would tell you it’s the most important part of the relationship.”

In addition to being responsible for data and network security, Walters is tasked with scaling the SOC team to continue to keep INetU ahead of emerging information security trends. Walters and his team will oversee the Company’s numerous compliance audits and maintain certifications, such as SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3 and PCI DSS, and work with INetU Labs in the development of new security products and services.

“Scott has been instrumental in the deployment and advancement of the INetU Security Suite and our security team over the last year. With this promotion, Scott will now lead this essential and rapidly growing division of our company,” said David Van Allen, vice president of operations at INetU. “I’ve known Scott for 18 years and I personally cannot think of a better security champion and leader who can take INetU, our customers and the industry forward.”

Prior to joining INetU, Walters consulted for Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo AB, and led an international security team for the Unix platform, establishing security systems, baselines and policies for all Unix systems that were used by the worldwide Volvo Group business units. In addition, he was selected by Volvo management to lead the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance of the Unix platform in North America. Walters holds a BA from Lehigh University, with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) credentials.

About INetU Managed Hosting
INetU, Inc., a leading managed hosting and cloud provider, delivers secure, high performance and reliable hosting for businesses worldwide. INetU expertly provides compliant solutions for e-Commerce, Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS and more. With domestic and international datacenters, INetU has the global reach to support even the most complex hosting environments. INetU is PCI, SSAE 16/SOC 1, SOC 2/3, ISAE 3402 and Safe Harbor compliant and provides HIPAA guidance and assurances.

Source: INetU Appoints Scott Walters to Director of Security

 

(The Hosting News) – In 2012, SOC 2 reports were about 7% of the totalSOC audits for data centers, while in 2013 so far 14% of the audits have been for SOC 2, a YOY% growth of 100%. Reckenen Inc. surveyed 91 data centers and found that 90% of the colocations data centers are SOC compliant. 82% of the data centers are SOC 1 orSSAE16 audited. The remaining 18% are either SOC 2 or SOC 3 compliant.

After the issuance of SOC reporting framework in June, 2011, most data centers which had a SAS 70 certification initially obtained SOC 1 (SSAE 16) examination. SOC 1 (SSAE 16) is primarily for ensuring control over financial reporting by the user organizations. AICPA came up with SOC 2 for service organization like colocations and web hosts to provide a standard benchmark by which two data centers could be compared with. The top reasons for obtaining SOC compliance cited by data centers are: client needs (42%), competition (21%), and marketing advantage (17%).

“SOC 2 reports cover for the deficiencies of SSAE 16 by providing a standard benchmark by which two data centers’ audit reports could be compared,” said Hassan Sultan, Partner at Reckenen Inc. “Looking forward, SOC 1 coupled with SOC 2 audits are becoming the standard for data centers and cloud based service providers.”

SOC 2 reports are designed to meet the needs of existing or potential customers who need assurance about the effectiveness of controls at a service organization that are relevant to the security, availability, or processing integrity of the system used by the service organization to process customers’ information, or the confidentiality or privacy of that information. The following principles and related criteria have been developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) for use by practitioners in the performance of SOC 2 engagements:

  • Security. The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability. The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
  • Processing integrity. System processing is complete, accurate, timely and authorized.
  • Confidentiality. Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
  • Privacy. Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed and destroyed in conformity with the commitments in the entity’s privacy notice and with criteria set forth in generally accepted privacy principles issued by the AICPA and CICA.

The Reckenen’s report, SOC/SSAE16 Insights, is based on a survey of 91 data centers located in United States by data centers by size, sophistication, and ownership. The report provides the data center owners and decision makers with the industry trends in SOC reporting standards, the time when the reports and the audits are conducted, and the top reasons why data centers are choosing to get audited.

About Reckenen:

Reckenen provides SOC audit services to data centers and other service organization. It offers a sophisticated array of services and capabilities to clients, combined with the personal attention of experienced professionals. Its professional staff is driven to understand each client’s business and fully prepare it to meet unique challenges in a manner that’s personal, proactive, and progressive. To learn more, please visit http://reckenen.com.

Source: SOC 2 Reporting Standard Gains Popularity

 

(The Hosting News) – Sustainable IT solutions provider TurnKey Internet, Inc. announced today that they are launching a new line of ready-to-go virtual desktops. These virtual desktops are outfitted with industry-leading electronic trading platforms for the purpose of providing the fastest and most simplistic financial market trading experience possible. The new “TurnKey Turbo Stock Trader” features high-speed fiber connections and performance capabilities, making it the model framework for instant access to New York’s Wall Street.

“Over the past year, we realized that our location in regard to major trading markets is attractive to prospective clients in the Financial Markets and Stock Trading Industry,” said Executive Vice President, Tim Kirsch. “Active traders recognize that the difference of a few milliseconds can also mean the difference of tens of thousands of dollars. While we already have fiber links to both major markets with ultra-high-speed connectivity, it was simply a matter of putting together a product selection that would fit the needs of all active traders—big and small.”

TurnKey Internet’s Turbo Stock Trader cloud-based platform gives clients the ability to manage stocks and monitor trends in financial markets at faster speeds than a traditional desktop PC. Financial information is sent straight through the cloud at ultra-fast speeds, with the highest level of security from TurnKey Internet’s SSAE-16 certified green data center. In fractions of a second, clients can make decisions that connect directly to the stock exchanges in New York, Chicago, and the rest of the world, using industry-leading analysis software and electronic trading platforms such as TradeStation, NinjaTrader, MetaTrader, and MultiCharts.

About Turnkey Internet

Founded in 1999, TurnKey Internet, Inc. is a full-service green data center and leading provider of sustainable web hosting and IT solutions. From its SSAE 16 Type 2 certified facility in Latham, NY—New York’s Tech Valley Region—TurnKey offers web hosting, communication services, web-based IT systems, software as a service (SaaS), enterprise colocation services, and computing as a service to clients in more than 150 countries. For more information, please call (518) 618-0999 or visit http://www.turnkeyinternet.net/media.

Source: TurnKey Internet Unveils “Turbo Stock Trader”

 

(The Hosting News) - Caronet, a full-service colocation provider with global reach, has successfully completed a voluntary audit that illustrates the company’s ongoing commitment to creating and maintaining the most stringent security controls. Caronet’s Data Center Colocation solution earned the distinction after demonstrating compliance with the standards set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Specifically, Caronet completed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagement No. 16 (SSAE 16 or SOC 1) Type I audit. The SSAE 16 effectively replaced the SAS 70. The new SSAE 16 standard comes with additional requirements for service organizations that go above and beyond the SAS 70. Learn more by going to Caronet’s blog about the SSAE 16 audit.

The SSAE 16 audit included a detailed review of Caronet’s data security controls and processes. It was performed by an independent licensed Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in conducting SSAE 16 audits. The auditor examined Caronet’s controls related to the company’s physical and environmental security. Upon completion of the audit, the Service Auditors’ Report showed a clean opinion -without exception- that Caronet’s policies, procedures and infrastructure for data protection, security and confidentiality met or exceeded the stringent SSAE 16 criteria.

“We believe that Caronet’s continued successful completion of these voluntary service auditor’s reports underscores our commitment to the vital protection of our customers’ data,” says Morgan Miskell, CTO for Caronet. “It’s all part of our dedication to providing the most secure and reliable data center solutions.”

SSAE 16 audits have become increasingly important for data-handling service providers since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, which requires a company’s business partners to have adequate internal controls. Caronet’s customers can easily incorporate its Service Auditors’ Report in their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs as proof that appropriate controls are in place. The SSAE 16 audit can also help Caronet’s customers to comply with other regulations, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999) and ISO 27001.

About Caronet

Caronet began in 1995 as an Internet service provider. Shortly thereafter, they sought to become a premier colocation provider, initially targeting select companies within the United States. To meet customer demand, they expanded into hosting and cloud services. Today, companies are learning how to evolve their IT infrastructure to be more scalable and efficient without compromising quality. Caronet’s long history of providing quality-engineered solutions is helping with that. They strive to educate their customers and partners on how to adapt to the changing market, remain proficient in IT operations, and keep costs down so the focus remains on driving revenue and achieving business objectives. Visit http://www.caro.net for more information.

Source: Caronet Data Center Completes Audit

 

(The Hosting News) – ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions, the New York metropolitan area’s leading providers of colocation services and Internet hosting solutions, announced today that an independent auditor has certified that their shared datacenter complies with the strict federal standards set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

The HIPAA certification means that the datacenter has undergone rigorous testing and found to be qualified to handle medical records and other sensitive patient information.

“We have always prided ourselves on holding ourselves to the strictest standards in the industry. Our HIPAA certification confirms it,” said Raymond Sidler, chief executive and co-founder of GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard. “We look forward to continuing and expanding our work with health-care providers as they grow their digital operations in a cost-effective way.”

The audit, which was conducted by IS Partners LLC of Horsham, Pa., reviewed the data center’s ability to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI). Auditors reviewed how data is collected, stored, processed and transmitted to and from the facility.

“IS Partners has ascertained risks and vulnerabilities to EPHI, and has determined that ColoGuard and GalaxyVisions have internal controls in place to protect health information, and that both companies are compliant with standards established by HIPAA,” stated John DeCesare, President and CEO of IS Partners, LLC.

Electronic health information is a key component of the Affordable Care Act, which offers incentives for health care providers to modernize. The U.S. government also has strengthened the standards by which such personal information is handled electronically. The regulations are designed to improve patient care and protect privacy. It also establishes a new standard to determine what qualifies as a breach of Electronic Protected Health Information.

“Health care providers who don’t have the space or the resources to establish their own data centers now have an affordable option,” Sidler said. “Medical colocation with ColoGuard enables providers to leverage our infrastructure – and our HIPAA certified datacenter – to meet the demands of the new health care law, improve patient care and become more efficient organizations overall.”

ColoGuard is already the colocation provider of choice for several medical providers in the Tri State area, including Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center. ColoGuard’s data center is being used to host applications, storage and serve as a highly available backup for disaster recovery plans.

IS Partners is continuing to perform audits on GalaxyVisions and ColoGuard to ensure compliance with SSAE 16, SOC 1 and SOC 2 standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). That review, which started in February, is expected to last for several additional months.

About ColoGuard

ColoGuard Inc. was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house data center, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers a diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

About GalaxyVisions

GalaxyVisions was founded in 2003 and is a privately held managed services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service 24/7/365.

About IS Partners, LLC

IS Partners, LLC is a Certified Public Accounting firm registered with the AICPA and PCAOB, and is a recognized authority for SSAE 16 and Service Organization Controls (SOC) audits and related attestation services. The firm serves clients in all major service industries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Central America, India, Pakistan and Caribbean Islands. The firm’s SSAE 16 audit teams are comprised of experts in the areas of accounting, information technology, internal controls, and business process auditing.

Source: ColoGuard, GalaxyVisions Now HIPAA Certified

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