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Press Release

Dedicated Host SoftLayer Adds Cutting Edge Security Services

Dallas—October 9, 2006—SoftLayer Technologies announced several significant additions to its portfolio of security solutions. The new products include Cisco ASA firewalls, McAfee Enterprise Anti-virus, AntiSpyware, Host-based IPS products and VPN alternatives to server management. "SoftLayer is focused on delivering enterprise quality security services to our dedicated hosting platform," said Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer at SoftLayer.

According to Mr. Day, one notable security addition is Cisco ASA firewalls. Long recognized as an industry leader in security, the Cisco firewalls are fully managed through SoftLayer's customer portal, giving the user complete control. "These new services are a natural expansion of our private network design and create a secure, efficient method to manage your IT environment."

With SoftLayer, customers can also expect instant activation and immediate installation of products. "You buy it now, it goes live now. It's that simple," said Mr. Day. "The ability to add services on-demand without service interruptions allows our customers to operate in the most efficient manner possible."

Additionally, SoftLayer added McAfee Enterprise AV, AntiSpyware and Host-based IPS products. Following the on-demand centralized management theme, these products are fully managed through the customer portal and provisioned immediately upon purchase.

Finally, increased VPN alternatives for server management have been added to the company's security offerings. "Exclusively at SoftLayer, all customers benefit from VPN access to the private network for true out-of-band server management. Multiple VPN options including SSL, PPTP and IPSEC VPN access allows for easier operation among our users," said Mr. Day. VPN connections also allow users to access remote reboot, remote console and KVM over IP to further increase control and security.

"We understand the value of world-class protection," concluded Mr. Day. "These new products further demonstrate our commitment to providing the safest and most secure environment for our customers to operate in."

About SoftLayer Technologies

Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit or call 866.398.7638.

Mark Quigley
Director - Corporate Communications
+1 214 442 1842

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