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SingleHop Expands On-Demand Features with the Addition of the new SnapShield™ On-Demand Firewall with Easy Online Configuration Tool through LEAP.

Chicago, IL: September 29, 2009: SingleHop, a leader in managed, dedicated and complex web hosting, today announced the release of a new firewall product dubbed SnapShield. The on-demand firewall system enables small and medium sized clients to quickly deploy an advanced Cisco-powered™ hardware firewall, for a fraction of the cost of having their own dedicated hardware firewall. SingleHop clients will enjoy the seamless control of their on-demand firewall due to its direct integration into LEAP, the web-hosts' comprehensive server management software accessible online, on a desktop application and through various mobile devices including Android, iPhone and Blackberry.

The cost savings are possible because the SnapShield firewall is 100% virtualized and administered on the network level; meaning it does not require any physical rewiring or installation, furthermore, to facilitate client's implementation of SnapShield, SingleHop has provided several pre-configuration options focus on the most popular server setups.

"From the start, LEAP was designed to offer our clients more flexibility and control, " commented President & CEO Zak Boca. "With the addition of SnapShield, LEAP now offers a set of features unmatched by other server providers. Clients now can deploy an affordable and advanced hardware firewall in less than a minute, something that used to take days and is simply not available with many of our competitors." The on-demand firewall system is available currently at SingleHop's newest data center just northwest of downtown Chicago, IL. The firewall, powered by Cisco Systems, features some advanced and notable features, including:

• Application awareness

• SSL and IPsec VPN

• Intrusion Prevention

• Automatic anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-phishing protection

SnapShield is available currently inside the LEAP web-top interface. SingleHop plans to offer mobile firewall deployment and configuration via LEAP mobile within the next six months.

About SingleHop, Inc.

SingleHop, Inc., is a full-service managed dedicated hosting provider that was founded on the principal of providing reliable, cost-effective, dedicated servers. The company was founded by Zak Boca and Dan Ushman in 2006 and currently hosts thousands of websites from around the world. SingleHop competitors include: SoftLayer, ThePlanet, FastServers, and RackSpace. The cornerstone of SingleHops' managed hosting is the à la Carte Server Management Program, which is a full-array of transparent management services designed and tested to allow business customers to tailor their level of support to their needs or expertise. www.singlehop.com

SingleHop at a Glance
  • Founded in 2006
  • 14,000+ physical servers under management
  • 3,200+ customers in 124+ countries
  • 500+ resellers and channel partners
  • Inc. 500/5000 list 4 years running
  • 4 data centers in North America and Europe
  • Proprietary automation platform with 1 million+ lines of code
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