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Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – March 30, 2009 – Privately held dedicated web hosting company, The Planet, will participate in the Web 2.0 Expo, scheduled for March 31 – April 3 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
The company will showcase its IT infrastructure solutions at booth 723, as well as give away a Flip Video MinoHD camcorder.
Expected to draw nearly 8,000 attendees, the Web 2.0 Expo is the industry’s leading conference and trade show for those who mold the ‘next-generation’ web, including designers, developers, entrepreneurs, business strategists and product managers. Conference topics include Web operations, search and vertical search, social networks and identity, and experience-driven product strategy.
Steve Kahan, vice president of marketing and product management at The Planet noted, ”As business becomes inextricably intertwined with the Internet, organizations more than ever require a reliable infrastructure behind their Web sites and applications. With eight data centers and a Tier-1 network that provides speeds of more than 130 Gbps, The Planet can provide the infrastructure critical to Web 2.0 companies. At the expo, we will demonstrate how businesses can leverage a broad range of hosting solutions to help their Web 2.0 businesses grow.”
Recently, The Planet added two new Cisco firewalls to its product catalog. The new firewalls enhance server performance and security for the company’s dedicated server hosting and virtual and private rack customers.

The high-performance Cisco ASA 5505 Security Plus firewall vastly improves performance for the company’s dedicated server hosting customers compared with the CheckPoint XU firewall. The product features 100 Mbps of firewall and VPN throughput and allows for 25,000 concurrent sessions, which is up to 50 percent more robust than the CheckPoint solution.
New for the company’s virtual and private rack customers is the Cisco ASA 5510 Unlimited firewall, which is ideal for those with complex server needs and low network traffic. The 100 Mbps firewall provides the security and functionality of a trusted Cisco product, at the lowest price among the company’s complex infrastructure firewalls.
The Planet’s firewall solutions are fully managed by the company’s Advanced Services team. These certified security experts set up, configure, monitor and maintain customer firewalls, ensuring an extra layer of defense for servers. Should an issue arise, The Planet team works to solve the problem while continuously apprising customers of their progress.
Ultimately, The Planet endeavors to provide:

High levels of network capacity and speed to deliver peak performance
Instant scalability to handle even the largest spikes in network traffic
Parallel, redundant, multi-tiered network routing and switching architecture to assure reliability and stability
Multiple layer network security that prevents Delayed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from harming businesses
Knowledgeable experts with a passion for excellence and a commitment to operate the best networks in the business

The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 20,000 small and medium-size businesses and 15.7 million web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Alpha Professional Managed Dedicated Servers, Northstar Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses.
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