Adobe Systems and the NBC network have teamed up to offer viewers an enhanced mobile experience of the Olympic Games through two apps. Directly connected to social media, the apps offer live-streaming and recording for later viewing as well as extra content. Both apps launched on July 12 and are available on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch in the App Store, select Android devices, and phones through Google Play.
The live-streaming app, called NBC Olympics Live Extra, allows the user to stream all 32 Olympic events and view all medal awards. The idea behind the app, which has been under development by Adobe since January, is to take advantage of advanced technology and bring the Games to as many viewers as possible. Some tennis and gymnastic events will be available through more than one stream. Anyone who uses the app will need a telecom, satellite or cable television service to access most of the content offered through Live Extra. This is accomplished through using Adobe Pass, which is available through all United States providers.
A business website can be one of your company’s most valuable resources. Regardless of if you actually sell products online or have a physical store in the offline world, your business website is one of the biggest ways that people will learn about your business and what you have to offer. With a business website, you can make sure people all over the world know about your business, products, and services.
In order to maintain an effective business website, though, you first need to find a reliable business hosting provider. Your business hosting company will be responsible for making sure your website stays up and running and able to receive visitors, so choosing your business hosting provider is almost like choosing a business partner.
The exponential increase in the number of Internet users over the past few years has caused a need for servers to evolve, becoming faster, bigger, and better in order to keep up with the pace of Internet growth. Below we’ll take a look at some of the biggest server breakthroughs in recent history and how they’ve helped revolutionize the web hosting and server administration industries.
#1: Data Security
Perhaps the biggest concern shared by today’s Internet users is the security of his/her personal information. It has been an issue of concern to so many that it lead to various privacy legislation and acts in US. The biggest breakthrough in data security has been data encryption. A well secured data transfer from a secure server ensures the highest level of encryption using public-private key cryptography and further encryption of public key using symmetric cryptography. The variety of cryptographic scheme ranges from 8-bit encryption to 256-bit encryption.
In addition to encryption, the development of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) prevents packet sniffing and data sniffing from a data transmission between two servers. This further enhances the security as the data being transferred is encrypted first and then sent through SSL transmission that blocks any unauthorized extraction of user data. Security has played a vital role in web hosting revolution, as it has allowed web hosting to become secure and reliable.
Cloud service provider FiberCloud announced this week that it has added virtual firewall options to its cloud server solutions. These new firewall features will allow Windows and Linux Cloud customers to manage secure and custom connections across multiple cloud servers.
Web hosting providers that are part of FiberCloud’s reseller program will be able to offer customers additional security through this offering.
According to FiberCloud, customers will have full control over network traffic with the virtual firewall feature. The virtual firewall allows customers to form secure connections when managing traffic and give people the ability to move data between their private network of cloud servers.
“We think that security and flexibility are crucial to our cloud server products,” Susan DeFlorio, COO at FiberCloud, said in a statement. “By adding this new Virtual Firewall option to our cloud servers, we’re empowering customers with greater choices and greater freedom to access and move information across multiple cloud servers.”
Virtual firewalls can be added to any FiberCloud cloud server without installing software on the server itself.