DoD Approves Edge Hosting Commercial Cloud Service Offerings – FedRAMP

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We’re proud to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency granted a Department of Defense Provisional Authorization (PA) for cloud service offerings to host DoD mission data up to Impact Level 2 in a cloud environment to Edge Hosting!

The exact offering is:
Edge Hosting CloudPlus – Managed Cloud for Secure Windows and Linux Application Hosting.  Service Model: Platform as a Services (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).  FedRAMP Agency ATO by Department of Labor.

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Edge Hosting Completes HIPAA HITECH Audit Without Exceptions

BALTIMORE, MD (April 2015) HIPAA-ComplianceEdge Hosting, LLC, a leader in secure, scalable and transparent managed hosting services, today announced the culmination of annual auditing against the Security Rule of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The third party auditor concluded “that the applicable trust services criteria and Administrative, Technical and Physical Safeguards associated with the Security Rule of HIPAA were met and operated effectively” throughout the annual testing period. Continue reading

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Edge Hosting Completes SSAE 16 Audit Without Exceptions

BALTIMORE, MD (April 2015) SOC2Edge Hosting, LLC, a leader in providing secure, scalable and dependable managed hosting services, today announced the annual attainment of the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II standards compliance. Assessed by auditors from CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), this certification demonstrates the company’s commitment to the highest compliance standards of operational excellence for its customers around the world. Continue reading

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Best Practices for Securing WordPress

WordPress is one of the easier to use and more popular CMS’s out there.  Unfortunately due to its popularity, it is also one of the more targeted software as well.  That’s the bad news.  The good news?  There are recommendations to follow for securing WordPress, which will mitigate the risk of a compromise. Continue reading

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Edge Hosting Launches New Secure Data Center in Phoenix

DC3-MapEdge Hosting, a national provider of secure managed hosting solutions, announced today the opening of a new state-of-the-art data center in Phoenix, Arizona that offers redundant, reliable and responsive solutions in a disaster free environment. Edge continues its rapid expansion in multiple geographies to accommodate customer demand.

“We chose Phoenix for its absence of weather, geographic diversity and proximity to the west coast. Organizations will have the ability to host their applications in a location of their choice, and run production and disaster recovery at several locations concurrently. By cross replicating applications in real time between multiple data centers customers will achieve RTO/RPO (recovery time and point objectives) that were previously only attainable by the largest of enterprises,” said Vlad Friedman, Founder/CEO at Edge Hosting.

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Duo Security Announces Vulnerability (and Fix) in Application for iOS Devices

For users of Duo on the Apple iOS devices, it is time to update your app.

On the evening of April 6th, 2015 Duo Security issued a public service announcement (DUO-PSA-2015-002) identifying that their product, prior to version 3.7.1 was vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack. Thankfully, they have simultaneously announced that the fix was downloadable and available for installation.

A MITM attack is one in which an attacker intercepts the communications between your iOS device and the server / system you are communicating with and piggybacks upon your communication, in essence impersonating a valid user. In doing so, the attacker can gain access to whatever the holder of the iOS device can gain access to.

Duo has identified that the security hole was patched or fixed in version 3.7.1 and is urging users of the iOS devices and Duo to update through the iTunes App Store as soon as possible.

The vulnerability does not exist in other device applications, such as on Androids, Windows laptops or similar devices.

If you have any further questions or need additional details, please contact the Edge Hosting security team at security@edgehosting.com.

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11 Upgrades to the New ColdFusion 11

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Adobe’s latest release of ColdFusion 11 promises more upgrades than ever for developers who utilize the tool to build mobile and web applications. If you’re a long time user of ColdFusion then you know why so many developers are devoted to the all-in-one platform.

Here are 11 upgrades that ColdFusion 11 is boasting. All the more reason to consider switching, or upgrading, for your next project.

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Edge Hosting Adds Support For ColdFusion 11

New secure and lightweight enhancements are better than ever for enterprise solutions

BALTIMORE, MD – March 9, 2015Edge Hosting, a leading secure managed hosting provider, has now added support for Adobe’s latest release of ColdFusion 11 into its product suite after substantive beta testing to ensure that the platform is stable for enterprise solutions.

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The FREAKing Heartbleed continues… another OpenSSL issue discovered

SSL IconOn March 3, 2015, researchers in France went public with another OpenSSL vulnerability. In 2014, significant vulnerabilities were discovered in OpenSSL, publicized and socialized by the names “POODLE” and “HEARTBLEED.” This current vulnerability is identified as “FREAK,” or Factoring RSA Export Keys. Continue reading

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Host to Patch the Ghost – Critical Patch: GHOST CVE-2015-0235

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On 1/27/2015, an advisory was released regarding Linux  OS.  CVE-2015-0235 has been released,  involving a common piece of software on all Linux systems called glib.   The CVE is being dubbed “GHOST” and is labelled as CRITICAL by Red Hat. Continue reading

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