SOURCE: ServerPronto


February 03, 2011 10:58 ET

ServerPronto Highlights Uptime Reliability in Wake of Egypt Internet Shutdown

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - Egypt finally restored its Internet service, but the unprecedented outage leaves questions in the minds of many. In fact, CNN published an article on Thursday titled, "Could the U.S. shut down the internet?" The article looks at whether the U.S. government could shut down American Internet connections, and if it's possible for the global Internet to be toppled.

Beyond those larger questions, though, the Internet outage should be causing companies of all sizes to ask their dedicated server company serious questions about data security and uptime reliability, according to Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at ServerPronto, a discount dedicated server company.

"With the Egypt crisis, we saw firsthand how important the Internet is as a communications tool," Diaz said. "We also saw the financial implications of the Egyptian Internet shutdown. Blocking the Internet cost the national economy about $18 million a day -- at least $90 million overall. When your dedicated servers go down, it might not cost you that much -- but it can be costly. It's all relative."

ServerPronto offers data security for discount dedicated server customers. The company's data centers feature hardened facility entry controls, video camera monitoring, restricted access points, and secure storage so client servers meet Requirement 9 of the PCI Security Standard Council guidelines with regard to security and physical restrictions to sensitive data.

ServerPronto also offers a 100% network uptime guarantee to discount dedicated server customers. ServerPronto's Class data centers feature state-of-the-art hardware, network and fully redundant connectivity to provide customers with a high-performing, reliable server.

"The dust may be settling on the Internet shutdown in Egypt, but now is the time for companies to look more closely at their dedicated server provider and examine issues of data security and uptime," Diaz said. "If your company depends on the Internet, even a short outage or a brief security breach could become a crisis."

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

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