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2
Why is PCI Compliance so Important?
Posted by David on 02 November 2011 10:20 AM

When it comes to electronic payments, Web-based threats, attacks and crimes are escalating. To combat this, the Payment Card Industry has created the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for all companies that process or store credit card data. These standards enhance payment account security and protect cardholder data.

Companies that are not PCI compliant, even those that process very few transactions, have a lot to lose, and those costs continue to rise. In addition to fines, they can be prohibited from accepting credit cards in the future and suffer major loss.

When working towards compliance, there are a couple of options to consider before taking your decision:

Code review
This often entails various procedures. Applications should be reviewed by an organization specializing in security. If you opt for this method, your internal IT team must prepare the code for review, and be available for queries and support. Once vulnerabilities are identified they should be corrected, and when that is completed the application is tested and re-evaluated. Then fix and test cycles are scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Code review doesn’t always find all vulnerabilities, such as those unknown to the reviewer at that time. And the application must be re-tested frequently, including with each code change. This is often extremely costly, can result in production outages, manual validation and elimination of false findings, data ownership issues and more. When third party software is used, you don’t own the code and can’t fix it without breaking the licensing agreement.

dotDefender application firewall
This is a more consistent, less costly and more reliable unlike code review, it:

  • Provides an ongoing compliance solution that protects your website and Web service, even as updates and changes in code are made
  • Protects against vulnerabilities, instead of simply identifying them
  • Requires no development effort
  • Is suitable for third party applications and components
  • Causes little to no interference with business processes
  • Proves and documents corrected vulnerabilities
  • Has minimal impact on website response times
  • Performs a deep packet inspection of incoming traffic, creating a security layer in front of all Web applications

Ease of Use

dotDefender features comprehensive protection, along with remarkable ease of use. A Web administrator with no security training can have dotDefender up and running in minutes with just a few clicks. This out-of-the box protection is easily managed through a browser-based interface with virtually no impact on server or website performance.
dotDefender runs independently of other server applications, which allows for zero downstream maintenance for typical server changes.

Netcetera are very pleased to be able to offer dotDefender which not only provides comprehensive compliance, but also exceptional value to application owners and users. Being completely software based, dotDefender works with any web application, boasts a low TCO, and has minimal ongoing costs.

As your online business grows, you can rest assured that dotDefender has you covered with no expensive hardware upgrades or costly application integrations. dotDefender has no noticeable effect on web server resources, giving you enterprise-class protection with no degradation in performance, and prices range from are £55/pm per server for Dedicated Servers and £20/pm per server for Vmachines.  To test drive dotDefender today, contact Netcetera’s friendly Sales Team and take advantage of our FREE 30 DAY TRIAL.

 


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Sep
7
Test drive our new Windows Custom vMachine for just £1
Posted by David on 07 September 2011 02:29 PM

Get the reliability, control and flexibility of a dedicated server with Netcetera’s new Custom vMachine – at the cost of a shared hosting package!

For a very limited time we are offering a ONE MONTH TRIAL of our new Custom vMachine for only £1.00!

Benefits

  • Powerful Microsoft Hyper-V technology
  • Quickly scale to suit your requirements
  • Fully redundant gigabit network connectivity
  • Easy to use web control panel
  • Direct access to console & power controls

System Configuration

  • CPU: 1 Core (upgradeable on-demand)
  • RAM512Mb Guaranteed (upgradeable on-demand)
  • STORAGE20 GB RAID 1 (upgradeable on-demand)
  • BANDWIDTHUnmetered

Standard Features

  • 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee
  • 1 x UK IP Address (Additional Available)
  • No long contracts
  • No setup fees

vMachine Features

Web-based self-service control panel for Virtual Machines with unique features:

  • Start, Stop, Reboot
  • VPS Snapshots management
  • Networking management
  • Audit Log

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • IIS 7.5 Web Server
  • .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft FTP server
  • Windows Software Firewall

Management – M100

  • Standard Network Based Security
  • 24/7 Access to Ticket System
  • Hard/Soft Manual Reboots
  • Online Bandwidth Monitoring Tool
  • Self Maintained root/administrator access to server
  • Standard Hardware Replacement Guarantee

When you sign-up enter TRIALVM as the promotional code on the Check Out page – to receive your new Custom vMachine server for only £1.00!

The Small Print

There are no contracts on the Custom vMachine Server, you can cancel any time you like. In addition you can order for just £1 for the first month. Offer is for Microsoft Windows Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 (64-bit) Operating System only – although other Operating Systems are available at full price. After the first month you will be charged the full price for your Custom vMachine unless you cancel the service beforehand. Please note, this offer is based on one Custom vMachine per customer. Cancelling is as easy as clicking a button within your client area and thanks to our automated provisioning technology your Custom vMachine will be installed within 30 minutes.

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Aug
2
Why Choose a VPS?
Posted by David on 02 August 2011 11:00 AM

If you are looking for a hosting package and want the control of a Dedicated Server, but with the affordability of Shared Hosting, then VPS may be the answer. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, and has become the preferred hosting solution for small to medium sized businesses.

It effectively provides a solution which successfully balances the limitations of shared hosting and the flexibility of dedicated server hosting. The reason it has become so popular is that it provides control which is at a similar level to a dedicated server, but at a price which is far more affordable and similar to that of shared hosting.

VPS Compared to a Dedicated Server

  • It is burstable and therefore you only take the available resources you need, as and when you require them
  • It has the functionality of a Dedicated Server at a far lower cost.
  • Backup is made easy as you can simply manage your own backups via your control Panel
  • Managing your VPS is made easy by allowing you to access your user friendly control panel for simple and easy upgrade of your VPS at any time.
  • You have the flexibility to increase your service plan as and when you require more resources when you grow.

VPS Compared to Shared Hosting

  • Security is provided in that your file system is not accessible or viewable by any other customer, therefore providing you with the assurance that all your files and information are private and secure.
  • You have control over the Server, as with either administrative or root access, you can modify server configuration files, install applications or modify system software.
  • As you are fully isolated from other users and actions on the server, no other customer can slow down or affect the service that you receive.
  • The performance of your resources will be guaranteed based on your plan, nothing else on the server will affect the performance of your VPS.

Netcetera offers a wide range of Virtual Servers which start from as little as £14.99/pm and include FREE setup.  To find out more about how Netcetera’s wide range of solutions can help you, contact our Sales Team today.

 


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Jan
10
It’s Back! Test drive our Windows VPS for just £1
Posted by Stephen on 10 January 2011 02:10 PM

Get the reliability, control and flexibility of a dedicated server with Netcetera’s new Cloud Hosting vMachine – at the cost of a shared hosting package!

For a very limited time we are offering a ONE MONTH TRIAL of our new VM500 Server for only £1.00!

Benefits

  • Powerful Microsoft Hyper-V technology
  • Quickly scale to suit your requirements
  • Fully redundant gigabit network connectivity
  • Easy to use web control panel
  • Direct access to console & power controls

System Configuration

  • CPU: 1 Core (upgradeable on-demand)
  • RAM: 512Mb Guaranteed (upgradeable on-demand)
  • STORAGE: 20 GB RAID 1 (upgradeable on-demand)
  • BANDWIDTH: Unmetered

Standard Features

  • 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee
  • 1 x UK IP Address (Additional Available)
  • No long contracts
  • No setup fees

VMachine Features

Web-based self-service control panel for Virtual Machines with unique features:

  • Start, Stop, Reboot
  • VPS Snapshots management
  • Networking management
  • Audit Log

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)
  • IIS 7.5 Web Server
  • .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft FTP server
  • Windows Software Firewall

Management – M100

  • Standard Network Based Security
  • 24/7 Access to Ticket System
  • Hard/Soft Manual Reboots
  • Online Bandwidth Monitoring Tool
  • Self Maintained root/administrator access to server
  • Standard Hardware Replacement Guarantee

You can sign-up and enter VM500TRIAL as the promotional code on the Check Out page – to receive your new VM500 server for only £1.00!

The Small Print

There are no contracts on the VM500 Server, you can cancel any time you like. In addition you can order for just £1 for the first month. Offer is for Microsoft Windows Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 (64-bit) Operating System only – although other Operating Systems are available at full price. After the first month you will be charged the full price for your VM500 unless you cancel the service beforehand. Please note, this offer is based on one VM500 per customer. Cancelling is as easy as clicking a button within your client area and thanks to our automated provisioning technology your VM500 will be installed within 30 minutes.

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