Scottsdale, Arizona – (The Hosting News) – May 31, 2006 – GoDaddy.com, webhosting firm and no. 1 registrar of domain names worldwide, has added another layer of security to its web hosting, deploying TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems to block attacks.
GoDaddy.com has put TippingPoint systems in place to protect all dedicated and virtual dedicated hosting servers at no additional cost. An intrusion prevention system is an in-line device that scans traffic and, based on rules, determines whether data packets are legitimate or malicious.
In addition to this valuable security feature, each dedicated and virtual dedicated hosting plan includes free rapid setup, a free SSL certificate and 24/7 customer support, physical security and network monitoring.
Neil Warner, Chief Information Security Officer at Go Daddy.com commented, ”Security is a top priority at Go Daddy. TippingPoint systems have an established track record of success. Our customers deserve this extra protection for their hosting accounts.”
According to the company, TippingPoint systems deliver powerful network protection, functioning transparently at gigabit speeds to guard against cyber attacks. TippingPoint’s Digital Vaccine service updates filters regularly to maintain defense against the latest vulnerabilities, viruses and rogue applications.
Greg Fitzgerald, Vice President at TippingPoint, a division of 3Com added, ”Hackers and automated viruses, spyware, phishing and other attacks are constantly finding new ways around normal security measures in today’s business world.”
Jason Milgram, CEO of Useful Technology Corporation explained, ”As a software engineering firm, security is one of our utmost areas of concern. Dedicated hosting with Go Daddy provides us with the safety measures we need for testing and product development environments to ensure our company’s intellectual property is protected.”
The Go Daddy Group, Inc. is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration and web site hosting services, as well as a broad array of on-demand and other services.
The Go Daddy Group is the world’s largest domain name registrar, with approximately 13.6 million domain names under management as of April 30, 2006 and North America’s largest shared web site hosting provider. During the final six months of 2005, The Go Daddy Group registered approximately one-third of all domain names registered in the top five generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info.
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