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August 23, 2010 15:59 ET

ServerPronto Applauds Intel's McAfee Acquisition

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  If you wondered how critical security is to hardware, look no further than last week's blockbuster acquisitions. Intel acquired McAfee for $7.68 billion just days after HP acquired Fortify Software for an undisclosed amount. Earlier this year, Symantec acquired PGP and IBM acquired BigFix.

Intel's headline-making McAfee acquisition enables a combination of security software and hardware from one company to ultimately better protect consumers, corporations and governments as billions of devices -- and the server and cloud networks that manage them -- go online.

"The whirlwind of acquisition activity in the security market signals the need for secure computing solutions," said Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at ServerPronto, a discount dedicated server provider in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. "We think the McAfee acquisition will spur continued innovation in dedicated server security through Intel products."

ServerPronto, and its sister company CloudPronto, has always focused on providing dedicated server customers with a combination of security software and hardware. ServerPronto offers all customers the opportunity to select a managed firewall for only $16.95 a month. A managed firewall offers additional security for your dedicated server and offers 24/7 monitoring of your dedicated server.

A managed firewall is an information security system that is constantly monitored and updated by the company's computer analysts to abate and repel active threats and unwanted intrusion. ServerPronto also takes responsibility to ensure each dedicated server is patched and updated with current software from companies like Apache, ISC Bind, Sendmail, and Microsoft when the server is delivered to the customer.

"Renée James, Intel senior vice president, and general manager of the group, said hardware-enhanced security will lead to breakthroughs in effectively countering the increasingly sophisticated threats of today and tomorrow," Diaz said. "I wholeheartedly agree with James, and would add that a layered approach that includes a managed firewall is the optimal way to keep your dedicated server secure."

About ServerPronto
ServerPronto is part of the 'Pronto family' of companies with MailPronto, ColoPronto and CloudPronto which have been leading a low-cost revolution in the hosting industry since 2003. Following in those footsteps, ServerPronto is breaking the price barrier for dedicated hosting in secured and reinforced Data Centers with redundant power, lightning fast fiber connections, and 24X7X365 support from a staff with more than 10 years experience building and maintaining servers and computer networks. To learn more, visit http://www.serverpronto.com.

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