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Verio announces Linux managed private server hosting

Verio Inc., a leading provider of business solutions online, including hosting, applications and managed services, today announced the availability of its Managed Private Server (MPS) on the Linux platform, part of Verio’s 360º Managed Servers suite of services. Verio’s Linux MPS, built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4, takes advantage of the stability of the Linux platform by bundling it with dedicated, enterprise-level hardware, a highly secure managed hosting platform, and managed services for added power and performance. Coupled with Verio’s time-tested reliability, security and flexibility, the solution delivers cost-efficient Linux hosting to mid-market and small businesses, as well as solution provider partners, including independent software vendors, Web developers and IT professionals. All Verio MPS solutions include managed backup to protect business data; a raid array for greater redundancy, reliability and speed; managed security patches; and fully managed hardware and software updates. The Linux MPS introduces added security for customers with new firewall functionality. This preinstalled, preconfigured firewall enables customers to take advantage of a firewall without requiring extensive technical knowledge. Customers have the ability to adjust their firewall settings to help protect their business from denial-of-service (DoS) attacks; to help protect their server from port scans, in which a hacker attempts to access and take over a server; and to process only certain Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packet types, blocking unwanted or unknown traffic. Users can also configure settings to block certain ports that are not being used for added protection. Verio has also launched the ability to utilize Multiple IPs on a single physical server. In addition to the IP address included with every MPS account, Linux MPS users may add up to 49 additional IP addresses to their server, depending on the Linux MPS hosting plan chosen. With this capability, a business can assign unique, dedicated SSL certificates to different ecommerce sites or intranets, which helps mitigate common concerns about privacy and security of online transactions. With Verio’s MPS, users have full control of their managed server, complete with root access, FairShare technology, and 24x7x365 live support. Linux MPS also gives users access to Verio’s vinstall tool, as well as an extensive software library, enabling quick deployment of a number of preconfigured applications that have been optimized for their managed dedicated server. For example, users can choose to install applications ranging from blogging or podcasting applications, to antivirus and spam protection utilities to help block unwanted emails. Source: Top Hosts

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