Secure Managed Hosting Infrastructure
The security and integrity of your Website are as important as its relevance. Our secure managed hosting infrastructure offers you with an unrivaled focus on best in class security, sitting on top of high end performance. This isn’t something you pay more for. It’s how we add more value to your solutions than any other vendor.
The purpose behind creating a dedicated hosting infrastructure solution for Varident Web projects is to allow our customers to:
Focus on running core business and minimizing any resource overhead associated with IT systems management
Have access to a professional level infrastructure providing high value at a low cost
Flexibility to deploy and change solutions to adjust to business need
Have assurance that their web solutions are physically and digitally secured
Through our own experiences with utilizing a third party for hosting our applications and solutions, we have defined a set of principles where our hosting infrastructure service will add additional value for customers who decide to engage Varident for Web-based solutions.
Scalability: Our scalable infrastructure allows you to focus on meeting the immediate needs of your business without concern that it will outgrow the technology platform it's hosted on. Utilizing various hardware and software platforms, we have implemented a scalable architecture hosted in a SAS-70 Type II certified data center that can accommodate a variety of solutions, whether it services hundreds or thousands of customers.
Accountability: Hosting your Website on our own infrastructure allows us the ability to be accountable for your Website project from its initial design to post production and support, reducing the need for you to focus on IT systems management. By minimizing the reliance on third party IT support companies, we are able to provide customers with regular and accurate status of ongoing migration or support efforts that relate to a Website, utilizing our team's network and security certified resources. The aim of Varident's focus on accountability of infrastructure provides the customer with assurance of a professional hosting solution, as opposed to being just another site or statistic on a Volume Hosting Provider.
Security: We realize and value the choice you have made to work with us, so we take protection of your investment seriously. Outside of following secure coding best practices on Web projects, we extend security to encompass the perimeters surrounding your Web content, utilizing a "Defense in Depth" strategy. The deployment of security hardware, software, and IT best practices protect your Website from a variety of potential security breach vectors. This layered approach to security ensures that your Website will remain protected, even if one or more components were to fail.
With focus on a customer's right to a secure managed hosting infrastructure and the principles and best practices around its offering, we are confident of the value this service will bring to your Web project. If you have any further questions about this service or have specific requirements for a custom hosted plan, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Infrastructure Services You Get WITH US That You Won't Get With Other Providers
Regardless of the scope of Web project you have engaged us to assist you with, we will provide your project with a professional level hosting infrastructure that comes with a standard set of features. To better understand what you get with each of these features, please consult the descriptions below.
Advanced Security Systems
Perimeter Firewalls: Firewalls are critical components on any security architecture as they can allow or deny traffic to your Website from the Internet. We not only block unnecessary inbound and outbound traffic from accessing the network your Website is hosted on, but also take a proactive approach to monitoring for suspicious events in order to identify and take action before a threat has time to escalate.
Isolated Networks: In additional to protecting our network from the outside, we also utilize access lists to protect internal network traffic based on the roles of particular system or requirements justified by business need. This provides flexibility to support and isolate any customer instances with unique requirements that will not interact with or affect security requirements of other customers hosted on the platform.
Malicious Code Scans: Given the growing threat of malicious code that has the ability to steal data from or compromise a server for malicious activity, scans for malicious code are a necessity in any infrastructure. Servers in the hosted infrastructure undergo automated scans for malicious threats on a regular basis, isolating the threat as necessary.
Software Security Updates: The security of a solution should not be limited to just the solution itself. The Operating System or applications a solution depends on must also be updated in accordance with security best practices. To ensure that identified vulnerabilities in applications are addressed, critical patches to applications and Operating Systems are deployed on each server.
Secure Management: To prevent the possibility of a security breach through an administrative channel, all environment management is done through an encrypted channel by a select team of qualified individuals. This ensures that your Website will be administered with the same care and attention to detail that is found in security measures implemented for external threats.
Highly Available Architecture
Fault Tolerance: Each device within our infrastructure is setup in a pair to ensure that a failure of one component will not compromise the entire device. This teamed architecture starts as early as utilizing two companies for internet connectivity and power requirements, followed by paired network devices, clustered servers, and redundant storage, down to duplicate hardware components in all of these devices.
Performance Monitoring Applications: Our infrastructure applications actively monitor for potential failures, automatically transferring your website to safe zones if issues are detected. This minimizes the downtime to your Website in the event a system, application, or device failure was to occur. In addition, we have the ability to change system or network resources requirements needed by your applications with minimal to no downtime.
The implementation of advanced security features and highly available systems on our secure managed hosting infrastructure provide you with assurance that your investment in a Web project with us will be available to you and your customers and be protected against malicious attacks. If you have any additional questions about the components that are part of our Infrastructure or what they mean to your business, please do not hesitate to contact us.