ZZ Servers Partners with InterWorx to Build PCI-compliant Shared Hosting Platform

ZZ Servers, a web hosting provider headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has partnered with InterWorx to build its new shared hosting solution. The InterWorx Control Panel, Version 5, allows ZZ Servers to deploy and manage a PCI Level 1 validated platform that also conforms to numerous other regulatory and industry standards.

interworx-control-panelThe PCI-compliant shared hosting environment uses InterWorx to deploy web servers and database servers on separate firewalled networks. PCI DSS is the mandatory industry standard for companies handling, storing, and transporting credit card data.

The secured web hosting environment implements host intrusion detection, network intrusion detection, file integrity monitoring, and log monitoring. Web connections are protected by the Hyperguard Application firewall. Management access, including via the control panel, is secured with an encrypted VPN tunnel using two-factor authentication.

Standards-based design

“We built InterWorx to be the most flexible and feature-rich hosting control panel available and we love the innovative solutions that our customers create with our technology,” said Paul Oehler, CTO of InterWorx. “ZZ Servers’ secure hosting environment is a great example of what can be built using InterWorx when it’s put to work by experienced and expert hosting specialists.”

With features including powerful cluster management, advanced IPv6 support, and firewall, database, and DNS management tools, InterWorx provides a complete Linux server and multi-server cluster management environment. “The major advantage of InterWorx is its standards-based design,” said Peter Zendzian, Managing Partner of ZZ Servers. “Competing products do not use standard configuration files for services. InterWorx does, so management of servers is much easier.”