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May 10 2017 (Saskatoon) - BlackSun Inc, a Canadian web hosting company, has announced it has added Web Security as a Service  ("WSAAS") with the addition of its recently launched security product known as "BlackShield".   BlackShield is a website security platform that enables subscribed customers to monitor, repair and restore the condition of their website and data. The service offers protection from multiple attack vectors - from direct hacks, to reputation compromises.

BlackSun's BlackShield service will defend against insecure code being exploited - protecting websites from brute force attacks, DDoS attacks, SQL injection, malicious web bots and hackers. BlackShield prevents attacks by taking away the methods most often used to crack insecure code.

In addition to blocking attacks, BlackShield employs continuous Malware and Hack detection scanning services. By monitoring alterations to website code and file structure, the website owner can be notified of unauthorized access in real time. The first step to recovery is recognition, and the BlackShield monitoring service will mean website owners are always up to date on the status of their website.

Next, the service provides repair and restore functionality to mitigate interruptions or downtime that may result from an infection. Compromised sites can be quickly and easily cleaned up, saving valuable time and offering the peace of mind to get back to business.

Finally, BlackShield monitors and maintains the business's online reputation so that it can avoid being blacklisted by search engines.

"BlackSun is excited to offer these additional tools and packages to protect against insecure code that may exist inside various customer websites," says Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO of BlackSun Inc.  "Over the years, we have included various forms of technologies to harden our environment which include many hardware and software solutions to detect and mitigate various threats.   The addition of our BlackShield service offers an additional option for customers that need help fixing and protecting against insecurities that often lie within their website code.  Our team has the capability of instantly "cleaning up" websites that have been compromised for those that need assistance in getting their site back online quickly."

With the WSAAS launch, BlackSun has also added two new plans into its suite of web hosting and ecommerce offerings.  These plans (known as "Secure PLUS" and "Secure PRIME") both include the Halo Plus Hosting Plan features along with a 256 bit Rapid SSL security certificate – offering customers their first level of defence including a $10,000 warranty of the SSL key.  In addition, the Secure PRIME plan is also bundled with BlackSun's BlackShield service.

Rogoschewsky clarifies that his security team can assist owners of compromised websites - including those that do not host with BlackSun. By subscribing to BlackSun's BlackShield service, customers can maintain their current web hosting while integrating all of the benefits of BlackShield with their existing website.

More information on the BlackShield service can be found at https://blacksun.ca/services/blackshield/

The order forms for a secure web hosting plan can be found at https://blacksun.ca/secure-hosting/

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BlackSun.ca Announces WHMCS Integration
Posted by Blacksun Steve on 20 December 2016 10:16 AM

December 20 2016 (Saskatoon) -  BlackSun Inc, a Canadian web hosting company, has announced it will integrate the Web Host Manager's Complete Solution ("WHMCS") platform into its websites in the upcoming weeks.  WHMCS is an All-In-One Billing, Support & Automation solution for online businesses ranging from small start ups, to multi-million dollar companies. First launched back in 2005, WHMCS is now a worldwide leader in secure online recurring billing & automation, particularly among web hosts.  WHMCS is a secure commerce platform that allows hosting companies to enhance their offerings and grow their service.  WHMCS will replace BlackSun's existing customer management automation strategy.

"BlackSun is excited to take advantage of the many built in automations for domain name and account setup functionality within this software solution," says Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO of BlackSun Inc.  "The increased efficiencies will enable us to enhance the customer signup and account management experience.  We will continue to offer more products and features through our website, which will now be more organized thanks to WHMCS."

WHMCS also has an extensive marketplace that has attracted many module developers to sell features that web hosting companies can offer to a wide range of clientele.  In the WHMCS marketplace, hosting companies will find approved third-party applications that can maximize efficiency.  With hundreds of add-on applications, WHMCS is expanding their reach but they remain focused on the simplicity of the customer experience in the web hosting community.

WHMCS's website can be found at http://www.whmcs.com

The integration order forms for BlackSun products and services can be utilized on the company's new website at https://www.BlackSun.ca.

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BlackSun Announces Secure Computer Backup service called BackupStuff.ca
Posted by Blacksun Steve on 18 June 2015 03:25 PM

June 18 2015 (Saskatoon) -  BlackSun Inc, a Canadian web hosting company, has announced that it has launched a new computer backup service for professionals under a new micro-brand called “BackupStuff”.  The BackupStuff service was created as a means to address the off-premise, secure backup needs of several of BlackSun’s Canadian client base.  The Canadian based encrypted backup system, along with BlackSun's other micro-brands, boast the promise of stronger data security and reliability.  The new product offering is a great alternative over other international backup systems (that may be subject to obscure, international laws).

“We are excited to offer clients an easy to use computer data backup solution",  says BlackSun CEO Steve Rogoschewsky.  “We have partnered with Code42’s ‘Crashplan' service.  Users can sign up for the trial offer and have instant access to backup some or all of their PC or Mac computers in their office.    Geographically speaking, we think that Saskatoon is a great place to put your data."

The data backup service allows both individual home users and business owners to backup their data directly to BlackSun’s data centers.   BlackSun technicians can also install a local backup server on the business premise to offer faster data recovery.   The local server will also securely move the data to the BackupStuff service in Saskatoon.   The data is not only protected in transit by military grade encryption, but also while the data is at rest.  BlackSun has recently upgraded its network security hardware in anticipation of the launch of its new data management services.

The “BackupStuff" brand is the fifth release of "stuff" in BlackSun's "Stuff we do!" specialty products and services division.  The other "Stuff" microsites include:





The new Canadian Based backup service can be found at https://www.backupstuff.ca

BlackSun's corporate website can be found at http://www.blacksun.ca

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BlackSun Announces WorldHostingDays 2015 Attendance in Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by Blacksun Steve on 11 May 2015 04:04 PM

May 11 2015 (Saskatoon) - BlackSun Inc, a Canadian web hosting company, has announced it will be attending the conference known as WorldHostingDays (“WHD”) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 19th.  WHD is an internationally-renowned hosting and cloud service provider conference that gives international IT companies an opportunity to network with partners from all over the world.   This will be the first WHD event held in the United States, with over 900 attendees that are expected to participate.

"This event will be another great opportunity for BlackSun to collaborate with the leading players in our industry,” says Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO of BlackSun Inc.  “We always find great value in attending these events."

WHD’s conferences allow leading hosting pioneers and successful entrepreneurs to share their knowledge in keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions.   WHD is the world's largest series of events for the hosting and cloud service market. The first event of this series took place in Germany more than 10 years ago, with over 6000 people from 85 countries attended the last conference there.

The WHD.usa website can be found at http://www.whd.global/eng/whd-usa.php

BlackSun is a regular attendee of various industry leading conferences, including past events such as "PubCon", "HostingCon", “WebCongress”, “LeWEB”, and others.  Anyone wanting to arrange a meeting with BlackSun in Pittsburgh during the conference can send an email to summit@blacksun.ca. 

The company's website can be found at http://www.BlackSun.ca

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April 30 2015 (Kamloops, British Columbia) -   (Marketwired via COMTEX) -  iTel Networks Inc., one of Canada's largest IP voice networks, has recently partnered with BlackSun Inc. ("BlackSun"); and expanded their reach into Saskatchewan markets. Now, iTel Networks is able to service even more businesses with important services such as Fiber Optic Internet and MPLS Networks. Services that are now, more important than ever for businesses who want to expand and stay ahead of the competition.

iTel Networks Partnered with BlackSun in Saskatoon - a high-performance web hosting and data management company that combines their extensive marketing and promotional knowledge base with sophisticated and modern equipment to find the perfect fit for a company's website needs. Already one of Canada's largest IP voice networks, this move has expanded iTel Networks' capability to serve a growing number of organizations that are finding home in Saskatchewan. Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO of BlackSun Inc. (blacksun.ca), "is very happy with the speed and reliability of the iTel service to date" and feels that "once one of our clients get service from us, it also makes sense to get (iTel's) network as it results in both performance increases and cost savings for their organization." To excel in today's marketplace, it is more important than ever for companies to utilize the most advanced and dependable communication technologies that are available, if they want to see their business grow and keep ahead of the competition. According to Dan Rink, C.O.O of iTel Networks Inc (itel.com), iTel continues to grow and expand its network through partnerships with other major players in the industry - such as BlackSun. This allows iTel to offer both high-speed fiber optic internet and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networking services, making doing business more efficient and effective. "Fiber optic internet and MPLS are the wave of the future, and smart business owners should be investing in both technologies to streamline communications, improve performance and reduce costs," states Rink.

iTel prides itself not only on unprecedented support for their clientele, but also the ability to reach and merge the networks of companies with multiple locations under one network - including offices in rural areas. This is something that the majority of organizations are not able to offer at this time. iTel's partnership with BlackSun has taken them one step further to being able to merge company networks in every city in Canada. BlackSun's clientele can be found throughout Canada, with a strong presence particularly in Eastern Canada. Industry experts agree that high-speed fiber optic internet is the only solution to achieve the fastest and most reliable data transport network. High bandwidth uploads and downloads can be completed in very little time; at incredible high speeds. Once viewed as too expensive and sophisticated for all but the largest corporations and government agencies, fiber optic internet is now the only choice for businesses, large or small, that demands performance, adaptability, and a safe and secure connection at an affordable price.

BlackSun also has two leading edge data centers located in Saskatoon that allow your data to be simultaneously linked and backed up, alive and online at all times. How do they manage this? Secure Fibre Optic internet and MPLS connections. MPLS, or multiprotocol label switching, combines data and voice networking in a manner that allows for the proper designation of resources for each application, resulting in improved performance, smoother operation and increased response time. Whether it is data downloads or simple voice calls, by routing them using MPLS-based services, lag time is reduced as is "resource hogging" of any one service. For businesses that roll out voice and video, MPLS networking services can support QoS. Depending on the network configuration and precise combination of applications, MPLS can be significantly less expensive to use than ATM and frame relay data services.

"For modern companies, it is vital to have a network that is reliable and functions at high speed with low latency. Businesses need to be able to connect with their customers in a quick and seamless manner. Fiber optic internet and MPLS networking services are the most highly developed communication technologies available. MPLS has taken over from traditional WAN services as companies turn to the latest technologies to avoid being left behind. Fiber optics have revolutionized the way we communicate and represent a huge technological advancement. I believe fiber optic internet and MPLS are the best communications solution available, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Companies should feel secure in investing in them," says Rink.

About iTel Networks Inc.: Changing how business in Canada communicates, iTel, one of the largest telephony networks in Canada, is the first real national carrier alternative, combining true carrier infrastructure with flexible products, reliable service, and support.  With a network connecting all of Canada's largest telephone and internet systems, iTel serves the communication and networking needs of businesses both large and small, offering internet provider services including fiber optic internet for businesses, hosted PBX services, SIP trunking and cloud solutions. Their data network operates in private OpenStack and VMWare clouds across four Canadian data centres, and their telephone network provides telephone numbers in more than 1,400 Canadian cities coast to coast. To find out more about iTel and their state-of-the-art services, visit itel.com or call 1-888-899-4835.

iTel Networks Inc.
Dan Rink
1-888-899- 4835

BlackSun Inc.
Steve Rogoschewsky

SOURCE: iTel Networks

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BlackSun Announces LeWeb 2014 Attendance in Paris, FR
Posted by Blacksun Steve on 05 December 2014 10:52 AM

December 5 2014 (Saskatoon) -  BlackSun Inc, a Canadian web hosting company, has announced it will be attending the conference known as "LeWeb" in Paris France on December 9th.  LeWeb is an internationally-renowned conference for digital innovation where visionaries, startups, tech companies, brands and leading media companies converge to explore today’s hottest trends and define the future of internet-driven business.   LeWeb is Europe's largest technology conference, taking place twice a year in Paris and London.

"BlackSun is excited to observe how the latest trends in science, technology, and internet are changing the global technological landscape," says Steve Rogoschewsky, CEO of BlackSun Inc.  "This event will be a great opportunity for BlackSun to learn how to help our client base manage and shape digital changes in their businesses."

LeWeb's conferences allow a large variety of startups, investors and tech companies the chance to network and share innovative ideas.  These events attract over over 3500 attendees which include 300 top level executives of leading companies from around the world.  The conference is inspirational for its range of presentations and panels.   Over the past decade, LeWeb has highlighted trends, ideas and technology that shape the future of the internet industry.

LeWeb's website can be found at http://www.leweb.co

BlackSun is a regular attendee of various industry leading conferences, including past events such as "PubCon", "HostingCon", "WebCongress" and others.  Anyone wanting to arrange a meeting with BlackSun in Paris during the conference can send an email to summit@blacksun.ca.  The company's website can be found at http://www.BlackSun.ca.

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