Airlock Launches Secure Cloud Hosting Made Simple

Airlock secure cloud servers include multiple firewalls, DDoS prevention, antivirus and malware scanning, and real-time monitoring

April 5, 2013

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WHITEFISH, Montana, April 1, 2013 – Airlock (, secure cloud hosting made simple, today announced the launch of the Airlock Secure Cloud Platform. Airlock's private, secure cloud offers affordable pricing on enterprise-level security features like intrusion detection, hardware and web application firewalls, DDoS mitigation and malware scanning. Airlock also integrates a supercharged global CDN, easy DNS management, and quick deployment of more than 60 apps and development frameworks.

"When I was a security consultant I built a number of custom security solutions, but only large corporations with massive budgets could afford true, enterprise-level security in the cloud," said Airlock co-founder and CTO Austin Saucier, who built the Airlock cloud platform from the ground up. "Airlock provides a solution for small businesses, developers and startups, and includes the superior security features they need to reliably protect their sites and apps."

Every Airlock secure cloud comes with:

Hardware and Application Firewalls

Customer Isolation

Malware Scanning

Vulnerability Monitoring

Log Monitoring

SSH Management

And protects against:

Session Hijacking

Brute Force Login

DDoS Attacks

IP Spoofing

SQL Injection

Cross-Site Scripting

Side-Channel Attacks

Packet Sniffing

"With Airlock's managed security, our customers don't have to spend nights responding to server errors or beating off a DDoS attack," said co-founder and COO Peter Lanier.

A Cloud Platform Built for Developers

Airlock's control panel was designed to be beautifully simple; perfect for beginners, but powerful enough for experts. The control panel offers quick access to user permissions, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, firewall settings, load balancers, DNS, auto-scaling, server snapshots, real-time usage charts and full web console access. Airlock's cloud server controls allow users to create, scale, rebuild, clone and backup cloud servers in a snap.

"I'm a fan of simple design," said Saucier, "so I made Airlock's control panel really easy to use. This means that even a beginning web developer can launch a Ruby on Rails framework in a secure cloud without spending hours reading how-to forums."

In addition, Airlock partnered with JumpBox to integrate its entire library of more than 60 fully functional applications and development frameworks like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, LAMP, Magento and Ruby on Rails, plus the top Linux distros like Ubuntu, CentOS and Fedora.

Airlock's Blazing Fast Cloud Technology

Airlock's cloud infrastructure is built on top of high-performance dual quad-core HP Blade servers, with dedicated ECC RAM and StorageWorks iSCSI clustered SANs for spectacular performance and maximum reliability. All of Airlock's cloud servers come with a premium, 1Gb/sec burstable network interface and top-tier bandwidth.

Airlock also offers a supercharged CDN with 133 locations in 39 countries, which can increase content delivery speed by up to 70%.

Bringing the Benefits of the Secure Cloud to Everyone

Airlock's efforts to make secure clouds simple and affordable stem from its founders' belief that the right business model can bring positive change to the world of technology. By providing access to affordable enterprise cloud security, said Saucier, Airlock saves companies money, provides greater protection from security threats, and assists entrepreneurs on the path to success.

"There are enough risks in business, without factoring in cloud vulnerability or the growing number of cyber criminals," said Lanier. "Companies we've talked to cite security as their No. 1 concern about the cloud, and Airlock offers an attractive alternative with managed security around the clock at a price that beats popular cloud services."

For more information about Airlock's easy-to-use and affordable secure cloud, please visit

About Airlock

Airlock, secure cloud hosting made simple, is revolutionizing the private cloud market by offering a variety of enterprise security features in one package. Every Airlock cloud comes equipped with intrusion detection, hardware and web application firewalls, DDoS mitigation, malware scanning and more. Websites run fast with Airlock's global content delivery network, and developers save time since Airlock integrates more than 60 apps and development frameworks. Airlock is based in Whitefish, Mont., with data centers in the U.S. For more information, visit and follow Airlock on Twitter @airlock_io.

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