Port80 Software Releases ServerDefender VP Web Application Firewall for Amazon Web Services

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

Port80 Software’s launch marks the first Web application firewall built for Windows Servers on AWS. The advanced ServerDefender VP Web application firewall comes on Windows Server 2008 and 2012 instances and is available to launch from the AWS Marketplace. This advancement provides a more secure way to host apps on Microsoft IIS in the cloud.

ServerDefender VPs availability on AWS addresses security concerns when using cloud hosting for sites and applications. Unlike traditional hardware Web application firewalls, ServerDefender VP is a host-based software Web application firewall. This makes it ideal for installation directly on a cloud instance to analyze traffic before requests can hit a site. As a Web application firewall, ServerDefender VP can help address PCI-DSS compliance and HIPAA compliance.

Port80 Software has been building security software for Microsoft IIS since 2002. Its portfolio of Web security products include ServerDefender VP, ServerMask, and LinkDeny.


Advanced Security Policy – ServerDefender VP does not rely on a list of attack signatures to identify and block attacks. Rather, it uses rules-based policies and a combination of black and white lists to detect and stop known and unknown zero day threats.

Configurable Security Settings – Granular controls allow for a highly-customizable security profile. ServerDefender VP provides protection from the OWASP Top 10 Web Threats, as well as controls for input validation, IP blocking, error throttling, bot policy, resource management, and more.

Traffic monitoring and interrogation – Monitors all requests and interrogates them for malicious activity. ServerDefender VPs sessionization tracks and scores users behavior as they traverse the site. Serious offenses are weighted more heavily than less serious offenses.

Interactive Log Viewer – The LogViewer is the monitoring hub for investigating, taking action against, and visualizing threats hitting your site. With the LogViewer tool, users can easily sort, filter, and interact with threats in real-time to determine their authenticity and block IPs to prevent further attacks, or create exceptions to allow legitimate users to pass.


ServerDefender VP Web application firewall for AWS is currently available with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 on any EC2 instance type. More information on requirements can be found here. Licensing for the software will be $ .30/hour across all EC2 instance types.


Founded in 2002, Port80 Software develops tools to enhance performance and security for Microsoft IIS servers. Port80’s advanced, yet user-friendly products aim to help system administrators, IT professionals, and information security professionals achieve their Web security and performance goals and requisite compliance. Port80’s compression and caching tools httpZip, CacheRight, and ZipEnable allow users to unlock their sites potential by improving performance. through rules based software technology. Port80’s Web security tools provide anti-leaching, server anonymization, and Web application protection.

5nine Software Announces Security Heartbeat Service and Virtual Firewall 2.0 for Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008

Holmdel, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

Holmdel, NJ, USA, July 14, 2010. – 5nine Software today announced 5nine Virtual Firewall 2.0 for Microsoft Hyper-V – powerful and easy to use virtual firewall for Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008 / R2. 5nine Virtual Firewall controls network traffic between virtual machines, detects/blocks malicious attacks and improves the security of a virtualized environment.

Both SMB and large size Enterprise deployments or hosting companies need v-Firewall to harden security of the virtual machines and the Virtual host system.

5nine Virtual Firewall provides an ability to monitor and control network traffic between virtual machines and external (physical) network, as well as between virtual machines within the virtual network. System Administrator can define the rules for different types of traffic coming to/from virtual machines, as well as the ports used. This could be done both programmatically (with simple PowerShell API), or using administrative application running on a management Virtual machine or a standalone web server.

Special heartbeat service continuously checks if the security rules/policies are enforced, and stops/pauses the virtual machine if its network filter is not communicated, which prevents exposure of the VMs to wide range of exploits.

By controlling incoming and outgoing network traffic for each Hyper-V virtual machine 5nine Virtual Firewall helps to improve the security of a virtual environment, and enforces various compliance best practices and standards, including PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

5nine Virtual Firewall can be used with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager when virtual machine is provisioned, or deployed on the physical machine(s) prior to P2V Migration.

Virtual Firewall also keeps statistics for number of packets and average size of each packet. Based on this statistics Virtual Firewall creates a network usage pattern, and notifies the user if it has changed, which often indicates malicious attack or a Malware. System Administrator subsequently can take an action to block suspicious traffic creating or modifying appropriate rule.

“Unlike traditional hardware firewalls, 5nine v-Firewall for Hyper-V allows us to programmatically manage network security on a per VM basis. Ultimately, this will decrease management costs and improve the security and compliance of our MaxV Cloud Servers” – said Ryan Jones, Virtualization Product Manager, Maximum ASP.

More and more companies, including those of highly regulated financial, insurance and healthcare industries, are looking to utilize Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology to reduce costs and optimize IT resources. Security and compliance are increasing concerns for broad range of virtualization deployments. 5nine Virtual Firewall provides strong protection for the virtual infrastructure.

“5nine v-Firewall and v-Firewall Free Edition has already drawn significant attention of many organizations of different size, including SMB, hosting companies and enterprises utilizing Microsoft Hyper-V and Server 2008 / R2 and the new version 2.0 builds on that success. said Dr. Konstantin Malkov, R&D Director of 5nine Software. We worked closely with Microsoft Product Management and a few major Microsoft. Hosting Partners to complete version 2.0 of 5nine Virtual Firewall. It allowed us to refine requirements for secure Hyper-V virtual machines provisioning and deployment, which were implemented in version 2.0 of 5nine Virtual Firewall and 5nine Security Heartbeat Service for Hyper-V.

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Denver IT Support Company Denver Networks Now Offering Managed Firewall Services to Colorado Customers

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

Denver Networks introduced a new product available to their customers today at their Denver office. This adds to their current suite of Denver IT support and managed service offerings. Effective immediately, businesses in Denver will be able to have their firewall and perimeter security managed remotely by Denver Networks – a leading provider of IT support and consulting services in Colorado.

This really completes the full package of services we’ve been wanting to offer our clients. With this technology, we’re able to deliver market leading security and network protection anywhere in the world at a price smaller businesses can afford. This is a very big deal, commented Thomas Adams.

DenverNetworks.com has recently celebrated their 4th year in business. The companies blog has provided customers and Denver IT professionals valuable insight into current market trends as well as helpful product reviews.

About Denver Networks:

DenverNetworks.com provides all manner of IT support services, IT consulting services, and cloud hosting solutions to businesses in Colorado. Headquartered in Denver, DenverNetworks.com specializes in information technology support and consulting throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Denver Networks.com is a Denver IT company with virtually unlimited options available for Denver IT Support, Denver technology support, server hosting, Colorado IT support, server management, and network management. To find out more about Denver Networks IT support plans, visit http://www.denvernetworks.com.

eMazzanti Firewall Article: Dont Skimp on Business Security

Hoboken, NJ and New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

A new article entitled: Dont Skimp on Business Firewall Security is now available from eMazzanti Technologies, an IT and computer expert in the Hoboken, NJ and New York City areas. The article is free and is available here.

Todays consumer-grade firewalls may not be robust enough to protect a small business, noted Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. Because the workplace environment has changed with more collaboration and remote workers, the opportunities for malicious-hacking have skyrocketed.

Security: The Most Important Concern

Security is quite possibly the most important concern for any business. You need to know that your critical data both internal data and customer information is secure. If that information is hacked or accessed by the wrong person, you may be opened up to a world of legal and financial trouble.

Businesses today need more than a traditional firewall to protect their assets. As business collaboration increases and employees increasingly use the multitude of tools available to them many of which were never designed for business use enterprise data security and compliance requirements become a challenge. People work in a way thats faster, easier, and more intuitive whether theyre on the road, in the office, at an airport, or at home. And applications that werent designed for business can and do bypass traditional firewalls and enter a network, regardless of how carefully the IT staff may have tried to lock down the environment. This means it is essential that businesses implement security tools designed with todays environments in mind.

Next-Generation Firewalls for Next-Generation Bad Guys

A next-generation firewall (NGFW) understands real-world corporate network traffic in order to reliably secure it against hackers, malware, network attacks, intrusion attempts, data theft, and other cybercrime, said Mazzanti.

Consumer-grade firewalls only provide a level of data protection via packet filtering or stateful filter, late 1980s and early 1990s-based technology. Packet filter firewalls (first generation) act by inspecting the “packets” which transfer between computers on the Internet. If a packet matches the packet filter’s set of rules, the packet filter will drop the packet, or reject it.

Firewalls based on second generation technology or stateful filters examines the transport layer of the message and retrains the packets until enough information is available to make a judgment about its state. Known as stateful packet inspection, it records all connections passing through it and determines whether a packet is the start of a new connection, a part of an existing connection, or not part of any connection. Though static rules are still used, these rules can now contain connection state as one of their test criteria.

The third-generation of firewalls looks at the application layer of the message. The key benefit of application layer filtering is that it can “understand” certain applications and protocols (such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Domain Name System (DNS), or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)). This is useful as it is able to detect if an unwanted protocol is attempting to bypass the firewall on an allowed port, or detect if a protocol is being abused in any harmful way.

The next-generation firewall has the deepest and widest inspection of the application-stack, said Mazzanti. This approach provides some of the highest level of firewall security available.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzantis team of trained, certified experts provide 24×7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, mobility, cloud computing and critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultant has special expertise in financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses IT staff to a custom-solution provider on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements . The IT firm is Microsoft’s 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard’s Partner of the Year award and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the third year in a row. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti , Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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Brightbox Launches The UKs first IPv6-ready Cloud Firewall Service

Leeds, UK (PRWEB UK) 3 November 2011

Brightbox, the UKs first multi-datacentre Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) has launched a new distributed Cloud Firewall service which provides a powerful and highly-configurable facility for controlling network access to, from and between customers Cloud Servers within Brightbox Cloud.

The new IPv6-ready firewall service is the first of its kind in the UK and adds significant advantages over current market leader Amazon EC2, including management of both inbound and outbound traffic and the ability to manage Cloud Servers groups on-the-fly.

Brightbox Co-founder Jeremy Jarvis said:

Organisations moving their applications to the cloud need fine-grained and powerful controls over network access to their resources – something distinctly lacking amongst alternative cloud infrastructure offerings. So, Im incredibly pleased that were able to bring such a comprehensive solution to the market – a real credit to our development, engineering and ops teams.

Highlights of the new Cloud Firewall service include:

Security: The firewall service wraps each Cloud Server, insulating it from other Cloud Servers as well as external networks.
Full control: Manage both inbound and outbound network access
Flexibility: Organise your cloud servers using server groups and add/remove in real-time
Convenience: Easier to manage than in-server firewall solutions such as iptables
Simplicity: Intuitive and powerful firewall rule format.
High performance: Distributed architecture scales linearly – designed to handle millions of concurrent connections
Future proof: Fully IPv6 compatible.


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