Napa, California – (The Hosting News) – September 7, 2007 – Server virtualization company, SWsoft, has chosen ScanAlert, for its Hacker Safe certification and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) validation services, for delivery to web hosting clients and e-commerce merchants.
SWsoft Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software uses patented technology to create multiple, isolated virtual environments – or virtual private servers – on a single physical server and operating system, making the most efficient use of hardware, software and other resources. Each virtual environment has the same performance and functionality as a stand-alone server.
Under the agreement, ScanAlert will provide hosting service providers using the SWsoft Plesk control panel the ability to offer their customers complimentary services to validate PCI DSS compliance for merchants, as well as discounted services to certify them to the HACKER SAFE standard.
”Kurt Daniel, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at SWsoft remarked, ”By partnering with SWsoft, ScanAlert can deliver greater security and peace of mind to Plesk-based service providers and their customers. This is another good example of how our OPEN FUSION integration and partnership initiative is helping to deliver value to website owners, while helping service providers create new revenue streams.”
Michael Ayers, Manager of Channel Sales at ScanAlert added, ”As the leading automation and virtualization provider to the hosting industry, SWsoft is a logical partner for ScanAlert. Working with SWsoft, we will help make hosts and end-user merchants more secure, meet their compliance obligations, and increase online transactions.”
ScanAlert’s PCI DSS Service provides e-commerce merchants with the necessary tools for PCI DSS standard validation, including unlimited security scans, an interactive self-assessment questionnaire, and extensive online/telephone/email technical support. Using its patent pending technology, ScanAlert conducts daily security audits to certify clients to the HACKER SAFE standard. Websites meeting the standard can then promote their certified security to site visitors by placing the HACKER SAFE certification trustmark on their sites. As long as the standard is met, ScanAlert continues to serve a date-stamped image from its network to the site.
SWsoft customers interested in ScanAlert’s PCI DSS and HACKER SAFE certification services should contact SWsoft directly at email@example.com, for details on availability, pricing and sign-up procedures.
Some of the ways that SWsoft may realize the green potential of virtualization with Virtuozzo, include:
â€¢ ServInt Internet Services (www.servint.net), a leading hosting company based in the United States, estimates that their green efforts have produced a savings of as much as 85 percent in electricity usage for every hosted customer that transitions from a single physical server to a virtual server.
â€¢ Host Europe (www.hosteurope.de), a large hosting company based in Germany, estimates that their virtualized hosting customers use 63 percent less electric power.
â€¢ ikoula (www.ikoula.com), a hosting company based in France, estimates they can save as much as 60 percent on electricity by moving customers from dedicated to virtualized servers. The reduced power consumption also means delaying additional infrastructure investment to provide more power or space.
SWsoft is a global virtualization and automation software firm that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo – the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels – the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk – the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
ScanAlert secures organizations of all sizes against threats to their network infrastructure and then certifies them to the HACKER SAFE standard — the world’s Internet security benchmark. Offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, HACKER SAFE technology protects more than 250,000 websites in over 70 countries worldwide. The trustmark is displayed on websites including ESPN, The American Red Cross, Toshiba, Sony Music Store and Warner Brothers, along with the majority of the 500 largest online retailers in the USA. ScanAlert also operates HACKER SAFE Labs, the security industry’s only research group focused on ecommerce application security.
For more information on ScanAlert, please visit: www.scanalert.com.
To learn more about SWsoft, please visit: www.swsoft.com.