Chicago, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – September 28, 2006 – FastServers.Net has reported that it has completed a massive update project, securing more than 900 cPanel servers in less than 48 Hours, allowing the possibility of privilege escalation, which allowed an attacker with access to a local account to gain root privileges on the server.
The cPanel exploit become public on September 23rd, at which time a team of support engineers started the process of updating over 900 managed dedicated servers. In less than 18 hours, the security response team patched over 70 servers.
Matt Doyle, Director of West Operations for FastServers.Net explained, ”It was important that we quickly assemble a team to insure the security of our managed clients, as this exploit could have led to servers being compromised and potential data loss and embarrassment for the server operators. I am very pleased with our security response teamâ€™s ability to provide what I consider record-breaking deployment of the patch.”
FastServers.Net has been a distributor of cPanel since 1997 and has been offering managed dedicated servers since 2001. As one of the most widely-used control panels, cPanel is the leading Linux control panel purchased by new dedicated server owners at FastServers.Net.
cPanel is a leading Web Hosting Control Panel Software provider supplying hosting automation tools to numerous data centers and customers all around the world. cPanel offers web hosting software that automates the intricate workings of web hosting servers. cPanel products are used on tens of thousands of servers worldwide to equip server administrators with the tools they need to provide top notch hosting to their customers.
FastServers, Inc is a dedicated
server and colocation service managing over 2,500
dedicated servers. The company was
founded in 1996 by Ian Andrusyk and Travis Schaffner in Sumner, Iowa.
FastServers.Net currently has datacenters in Cedar Falls and Fremont,
California. The Midwest Data Center is powered by Internap (www.internap.com) and
Hurricane Electric (www.he.net) with direct fiber connections to Equnix in
Chicago. FastServers.Net competitors include Rackspace (www.rackspace.com),
Interland (www.interland.com), Verio (www.verio.com,
EV1Servers (www.ev1servers.net), and The Planet (www.theplanet.net).
To learn more, please visit: www.fastservers.net.