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Black Lotus Founder to Speak on Security Panel at HostingCon 2014

June 11
11:08 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Black Lotus, a provider of availability security and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, today announced that its founder, Jeffrey Lyon, will participate in the midday panel discussion atHostingCon 2014 in Miami on June 18, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Experts from Symantec, Fireblade, NSFOCUS and Fortinet will also take part in the panel, titled “Shift Gears, You’re a Security Provider Now.” The discussion will focus on the rapidly escalating security threats facing hosting providers, and what organizations need to do in order to protect their infrastructures and the security of their customers.

During the past year, service providers have faced record-setting DDoS attacks, SQL injection vulnerabilities and theHeartbleed threat, among other security risks. In this precarious climate, hosting providers need to also play the role of security providers. In the panel, leading security experts specializing in Web hosting will discuss the necessity of this shift and answer questions from attendees about the tools and processes companies will need to ensure security in 2015 and beyond. In addition to Black Lotus’ Jeffrey Lyon, the panel will include:

“Every hosting provider knows that an attack on its infrastructure is a threat to all of its customers, and thus, a serious threat to its own businesses,” said Jeffrey Lyon. “This panel discussion and Q&A will give attendees in-depth information about how they can protect themselves and their clients as attacks grow more frequent, sophisticated and harmful.”

HostingCon 2014 runs June 16th through 18th and is designed to serve the professional interests of the hosting and cloud community. Black Lotus’ anti-DDoS solution, which works on a global terabit-scale network, allows its customers all over the world to enjoy continuous uptime in the face of DDoS attacks. Service providers and data center companies that are interested in DDoS protection services can contact Black Lotus at or call 866-477-5554.

About Black Lotus
Black Lotus Communications is a security innovator and pioneer of the first commercially viable DDoS mitigation solutions. These advanced solutions enhance the security posture of small and medium businesses and enterprise clients while reducing capital expenditures, managing risk, ensuring compliance, and improving earnings and retention. Breakthrough developments at Black Lotus include the world’s first DDoS-protected hosting network, the first IPv6 DDoS mitigation environment, and the first highly effective Layer 7 attack mitigation strategy. For more information, visit or follow Black Lotus on Twitter at

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