Why Managed Hosting?

Have you been maintaining your own server and data center for years?  Do you have full control of your data?  What if you need an upgrade or new hardware, can you do it all yourself? 

Let’s face it, times are tough and finding staff is getting harder and harder.  However BTInet is on top of it and can handle your products and services that you need.  Healthcare organizations can focus on providing the best patient care, software companies can go back to development, and manufacturing companies have more time to spend on their products. 

Check out our website for our solutions – Co-ops and Non Profits, SMB, Enterprises and much more!

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Web Application Firewall

CaptureWAF stand for Web Application Firewall. This protects vital web applications from possible exploit by hackers. This appliance protects many applications, including Outlook Web Access, SharePoint, Oracle, FTP, XML and SOA, as well as custom applications within the environment.

WAF is very easy to deploy and configure – once this is done all management is done via the web-based management interface.

Highlighted features of the WAF include:

  • Protection against Distributed Denial of Service — mitigates DDoS attacks via client IP reputation intelligence, slow client attack prevention, brute force attack prevention and follow up action.
  • Data Loss Prevention — inspects all outbound Web traffic for content such as credit card and Social Security numbers, preventing confidential or sensitive data loss.
  • Expanded Application Security Coverage — leverages its shared security policy infrastructure to expand security coverage beyond critical systems, allowing it to be deployed in a variety of segregated networks to protect against advanced threats such as Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and HTTP Parameter Pollution.

Is Wi-FI Safe?

Access to Wi-Fi in public places (coffee shops, hotels, gas stations, and airports) can be very convenient. It is great to be able to use your mobile device practically everywhere you go. However, there are potential dangers including stolen data. Follow these tips to avoid problems:

  1. Start with your mobile device at home. Make sure all antivirus, anti-spyware, and browsing software is updated. Keep your firewall activated at all times.
  2. Treat all Wi-Fi connections with suspicion. Hackers can set up fake connections whose names might look legitimate.
  3. At the Wi-Fi location, ask someone who works there the name of the network to be sure you’re accessing the right one. If you have a choice between a password-protected connection and a non-password-protected connection, choose password protection even if you have to pay for it.
  4. Refrain from completing private transactions, such as banking or purchases that require you to enter a credit card number, using a Wi-Fi connection. Save these activities for home.
  5. Even if you’re still operating your device, turn off the Wi-Fi connection when you’re done using the Internet.

Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedule

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As the holidays are near, one of the real joys of this season is to take the opportunity to reach out to our friends and family around us.

Our staff wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Health, Happiness and Prosperity.

Our office will be CLOSED on:

Tuesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 25th – Christmas Day

Wednesday, January 1st – New Years Day

*If you are an existing Hosting Customer and need technical assistance, 24/7 support will be available through our Hosting Support Line during the holidays.

2013 Sharing Tree

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The Sharing Tree program helps our community fill the local holiday wishes of those in need.  The Sharing Tree strives to ensure that every person feels the touch of our caring community this holiday season and throughout the year.

This year Basin Electric recieved 60 names of underprivileged children which we can help have a wonderful holiday.  To try something different this year, we are trying Earth-friendly seed paper ornaments. We hope you find these personal and inspiring to go green.

We hope each and every one of you will have a very Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

Where is your Data Center?

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Do you know where your servers data center is? Could they be in a broom closet? Here at BTInet we can reassure you that our servers are safe with us in our Tier IV Data Center.

Owning our data centers rather than leasing space in other companies’ data centers gives us total control over all aspects of their operation. Our primary data center is located in our headquarters building in Bismarck, North Dakota with a secondary data center located in Beulah, North Dakota. Being located in the Midwest, our data centers are unaffected by natural disasters (hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, etc.) that affect many other data centers. We have private fiber connectivity between our data centers, so we don’t have to rely on external carriers for replication of data between data centers.

Our primary data center has been designed to avoid any single point of failure. All carriers are connected via multiple fiber optic rings, which enter the data center at diverse entry points and provide total communications redundancy. Multiple core routers, firewalls and switches have redundant components and network interfaces. Our power system is designed with redundancy from the equipment to the street. Equipment with redundant power supplies are fed by separate circuits, which are connected to separate PDUs, that are fed by separate UPSes that are fed from separate transformers. In the unlikely event of complete power loss to the building, all equipment would instantaneously fail over to our UPS system until our backup diesel generators begin providing power indefinitely. BTInet’s redundant HVAC system is also supported by the backup power system, ensuring that the data center temperature and climate are always appropriately maintained, even in the event of a power failure.

Our data center is monitored 24 hours-a-day, and is cardkey controlled to allow access only to authorized personnel. After regular business hours, access to the floor and wing of the building where the data center resides is also restricted to authorized personnel. All entries/exits are logged in our internal security department, and BTInet security staff regularly patrol the data center during non-business hours.

BTInet does not allow physical access to the server, but does provide customers with full administrative and console level access.

Questions? Please give us a call and see what we can do for you!

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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NOTICE OF HOLIDAY HOURS

 Our office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th, 2013 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

 We will be open for business on Monday, December 2nd, 2013.

 

24/7 support will be available through our Hosting Support Line during the holidays for all existing hosting customers.