Layered Technologies Broadens Services Available on Rapid Deployment Platform to Include Virtual Firewall Solutions

June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – Layered Technologies, Inc. (, a leading worldwide provider of on-demand IT infrastructure, has announced that it has expanded offerings available via Astro to include Virtual Firewall Solutions from Fortinet, a highly regarded and respected provider of industry-leading Unified Threat Management solutions. Astro is Layered Tech’s proprietary automated Web hosting platform that dramatically accelerates the availability and provisioning of servers for both customers and partners. With the addition of firewall services to any rapid deployment server, customers can quickly and easily add layers of protection to defend their domains against threats from the public Internet without a major investment.

Layered Tech launched Astro in January 2009 in its DataBank data center located in Dallas and continues to broaden the autonomous platform so customers can take advantage of additional services within minutes, not hours or even days. It plans to expand Astro into its Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chicago facilities in the near future.

With the addition of Virtual Firewall Services, Astro customers can now enjoy:
• Security – high availability protection of critical private data and systems with maximum network uptime;
• Flexibility – customers can configure the firewall to meet their specific port requirements;
• Affordability – monthly fees are even affordable for smaller enterprises that need quality protection.

“We transformed server provisioning and delivery with the launch of Astro earlier this year, and we continue to make investments to advance this unique, automated platform so our customers have the tools and services they need to succeed,” said Layered Tech COO and CIO Terrance Bush. “The addition of our Virtual Firewall Solutions to the Astro platform gives our rapid deployment server customers the option to quickly add robust security at very affordable prices so their data stays safe from threats that are all too common today.”

In addition to the recently added Virtual Firewall Solutions, Astro also gives customers the option of bundling managed services, such as Layered Tech’s unique DEFCON server management program, which delivers tiered levels of security, support, monitoring and specialized software for both dedicated and virtual machines. And with a newly updated and integrated centralized client management portal, called Encompass, customers can easily manage their account, request support, reboot servers and access other critical information such as bandwidth graphs, alerts and notifications.

Customers can access Astro and buy servers directly through Layered Tech’s Web site at, and with an open API created by Layered Tech, partners can display inventory and coordinate sales in real-time from their own Web sites.

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