Hosting Industry News Briefing for 03/28/2006

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 03/28/2006

CFDynamics Partners with Adobe to Host Flex 2.0 Developer Derby

CFDynamics announced today that they are partnering with Adobe to host the Flex 2.0 Developer Derby. CFDynamics will be providing free application hosting to all Derby participants.

The Flex 2.0 Developer Derby allows designers to download a copy of Flex 2.0 and then create original applications, which will then be judged for originality and skill. A panel of judges will pick six winners in the following categories: Product Configurators/Self-Service Guided Applications, Components and Gadgets, Data Dashboards, Mashups, Communication/Collaboration and Just Freakin’ Cool (aka-Wild Card).

‘’CFDynamics is proud to serve as the premier host for the derby. We look forward to hosting what are sure to be some excellent and unique applications,” said Jason Egan, CFDynamics Vice President of Customer Relations, during the announcement.

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Comodo Acquires UK Software Firm

Comodo, a provider of Identity and Trust Assurance Management solutions, announced today that they have acquired the London based software firm, Indicii Salu. This new acquisition will strengthen Comodo’s ability to provide secure communication and email messaging through encryption, authentication and management.

“This technology provides Comodo with added bench strength in our enterprise offerings for authenticated and secure email communications,” says Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO, president and chief security architect of Comodo Group. “It relieves companies of having to invest in a complex public key infrastructure and most importantly, this simple, transparent technology provides the confidentiality companies want for their email transactions.”

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## Under Attack, a provider of domain name registration services announced today that their nameservers were the victim of a Distributed Denial of Service attack or DDOS on Monday. The attack resulted in downtime for several customers. It is believed that 550,000 domains registered with the company could experience problems.

“ currently experiences massive distributed denial of service attacks against nameservers,” says Joker in an advisory on its Web site. “This affects DNS resolution of itself, and also domains which make use of nameservers. We are very sorry for this issue, but we are working hard for a permanent solution.”

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ServePath Launches Upstream Networks

ServePath, a provider of hosting services, announced today that they have launched to provide content delivery services for their customers. According to the company’s release, UpStream provides live streaming, MPEG-4 streaming, dedicated streaming servers, content delivery network, encoding, managed dedicated servers and colocation.

John Keagy, President, ServePath says, “UpStream Networks takes the confusion out of delivering high-quality video and audio content on the Internet. Our business model leverages our other successful brands, ServePath and ColoServe, making this a unique offering for customers.”

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