Bare Metal Servers

Build a bare metal server with your choice of processor(s), hard drive configuration, RAM, port speed, and more.

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Virtual Servers

Select the cores, storage, and RAM you need in your virtual server, and we'll deploy it in 5 to 15 minutes.

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Cloud Storage

Scale your storage infrastructure on demand while controlling your costs with SoftLayer object storage.

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Security Software

Harden your servers with software.

When it comes to security in the cloud, securing a data center environment and its physical server hardware is only half the battle—it’s important to protect your infrastructure from the software side as well.

To help you keep your data safe, we offer a complete array of Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) software for both the network and server/host level.



Layers of Security

Secure your servers and applications with unique security software throughout your environment.

Scan and Log

Monitor for and respond to security threats with in-depth scanning and logging capabilities.

Stay Current

Stay up-to-date with patches and security updates for supported operating systems and software.


To learn more about our security software options, chat with a member of our sales team.


Citrix NetScaler

Application, Network, and Security Optimization

Citrix NetScaler, a software-based virtual appliance offered on SoftLayer infrastructure, combines an extensive portfolio of application, network and user-layer security capabilities with a rich ecosystem of interoperable partner products.

The NetScaler ICSA-certified hybrid security model pairs Layer 7 attack signature detection with an advanced learning engine to ramp up quickly and help prevent denial-of-service attacks. As an application delivery controller (ADC), NetScaler optimizes the secure delivery of all web and enterprise business applications, cloud-based services, virtual desktops and mobile services – regardless of location and access technology.

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McAfee® Virus Scan

Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, Firewall, and Intrusion Prevention

Stop and remove malicious software, be protected against new security risks, and reduce the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance. Available with any bare metal server for no additional charge.

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McAfee® Total Protection for Secure Business

Endpoint Protection, Data Encryption, and Malware Detection

Streamlined and easy-to-use for comprehensive system security that lowers costs, eliminates compatibility and maintenance issues associated with multiple point products and vendors, and provides better visibility, control, and comprehensive intelligence on your security posture.

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McAfee® Host Intrusion Protection with Reporting

Pro-active Security Against Known and New Threats

Boost security and lower costs by reducing the frequency and urgency of patching. Host Intrusion Prevention integrates with the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform for centralized reporting and management that’s accurate, scalable, easy to use, and works with other McAfee and non-McAfee security products.

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Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

Vulnerability, Configuration, and Compliance Assessment

High-speed discovery, configuration auditing, asset profiling, sensitive data discovery, patch management integration, and vulnerability analysis built on a continuously-updated library of more than 55,000 vulnerability and configuration checks and Tenable’s vulnerability research team’s expertise. Highly scalable, and easy to deploy. Available with any bare metal server for no additional charge.

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Two-factor Authentication for SoftLayer Portal

Higher Security for Logging in to Your Infrastructure and Accounts

Require extra security for accessing your infrastructure or account to ensure your servers, data, and account are always safe. Available services include PhoneFactor and Symantec Validation and ID Protection.

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