Archive for the ‘Announcements’ category

What’s Happening with Symantec SSL Certificates?

Michael PhillipsYou may have recently read one of the many confusing or seemingly contradictory articles about the Symantec vs. Google grudge match that’s been going on for some time now. If not, here’s the problem in a nutshell:

Google found a troubling number of bad SSL certificates issued by Symantec – bad meaning they had issued certs for and other high profile domains, but they issued them to people who were not Google, etc. Symantec said they were just test certificates used by internal staff, and they never left their four walls. But the fact remained that the certs were valid and could potentially cause a lot of trouble.

Meltdown, Spectre, and the Processor Problem That We All Face

Michael PhillipsBy now you may have read about an issue affecting Intel, AMD, and other processors, potentially exposing sensitive memory data. Until now, that data has been assumed to be safe, since a program running on a system isn’t supposed to be able to access the memory used by the kernel or core of that system. There are two separate bugs involved, known by the names “Meltdown” and “Spectre.” The bugs affect virtually every device that uses an Intel or AMD processor: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, phones – essentially almost all computing devices made since 1995.

SQL Reporting Services 2016 available

Takeshi EtoDue to customer demand, we’ve added SQL Reporting Services 2016 as the latest option for reporting services. Some of the enhancements in SQL Reporting Services 2016 include:

Want to Give Everleap Reserved Cloud Servers a Try?

Martin OrtegaEver wanted to try one of our Reserved Cloud Servers but weren’t sure how it would work with your site? Well, we’re allowing current Everleap customers to try out a Reserved Cloud Server for a few days to see how you like it.

What are Reserved Cloud Servers exactly?

All the power you want! Kinda.

Your site (or sites, if you’re on the Multi-Site Cloud plan) is placed in its own reserved instance. That means no one else is on the server, it’s just you. Some of the benefits are:

Introducing Private MongoDB hosting

Takeshi EtoI’m excited to announce the launch of Private MongoDB hosting at Everleap.

This new premium NoSQL solution will provide you with your own private MongoDB server. Your MongoDB databases will get access to all of the disk space, CPU and RAM on the virtual machine. And like our other hosting services, it is fully managed. We will handle all the server updates and security at no additional cost, freeing you to devote your time and resources to your website and applications rather than server maintenance.

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Certification Achieved

Takeshi EtoLast year we attained EU-US Privacy Shield Certification and the policy update included legacy Swiss-US Safe Harbor language. But earlier this year, a new Swiss-US Privacy Shield  Framework was approved. And on April 12th, the US Department of Commerce started accepting applications for the new Swiss-US Privacy Shield framework.

Privacy Shield FrameworkThere are some differences between the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield frameworks. We worked with our privacy management solutions partner, Truste, to make sure that our privacy policies and practices meet the requirements of both frameworks. So I am happy to announce that we have attained Swiss-US Privacy Shield Certification.

Introducing SpamExperts Email Inbox Filtering and Inbox Archiving

Takeshi EtoToday we announce two new services that we are introducing in partnership with SpamExperts, who offer premium email security solutions.

SpamExperts - Spam Filtering and Email ArchivingInbox Filtering
This is a premium spam filtering solution that will not only keep your inbox virtually free of spam, viruses and phishing, but also includes a powerful management portal, where you can easily setup whitelists and blacklists and review your email logs. You can also get daily quarantine summary report.

Managed SQL Has a New User Tool – and a New Name

Takeshi EtoWe have introduced a new tool to add SQL users to the Managed SQL section of Control Panel.

But…Managed SQL it isn’t called Managed SQL anymore. Now it’s Private SQL.

We recently introduced Private MySQL, and for the sake of consistency (and descriptiveness) we changed Managed SQL to Private SQL.

Everleap Attains Microsoft Silver Partner for 2017-2018

Takeshi EtoEverleap successfully renewed our Microsoft Partnership for 2017 – this time with the Silver Datacenter competency.

We invest our time and resources every year to meet the requirements that Microsoft sets for their Microsoft Partner Network program. We do this to demonstrate our commitment to staying on top of Microsoft technologies, and to maintain access to Microsoft resources that are only available to partners.

Everleap Supports MVP Reconnect

Calvin WongEverleap is supporting the new Microsoft MVP Reconnect program by offering free cloud hosting services to members.

Microsoft has long had a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program to honor top technology experts for their contributions to their communities.