Canadian Web Hosting, a leading provider of web hosting, cloud hosting and infrastructure services in Canada, just announced that they have upgraded the security of their shared hosting servers by integrating BitNinja, a server security system for web hosting and cloud companies. With this upgrade, their shared servers will have a higher level of security on top of their already top-tier managed web application firewall (WAF) that provides a powerful intrusion protection system (IPS).

Canadian Web Hosting's firewall includes a cutting-edge virtual patching and server hardening mechanism for customers who are unable to update and patch their websites, or want to get help patching their site on a regular basis. This product is ideal for anyone that values the reputation of their website and cannot afford to get hacked or compromised with out-of-date applications, security vulnerabilities or professional security to protect their customers and business.

In addition, every hosting plan comes with a TippingPoint Prevention Intrusion System built in that allows clients to immediately receive alerts when a critical threat is identified that could impact their security infrastructure. Canadian Web Hosting's TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System delivers the most powerful network protection in the world.

So why did Canadian Web Hosting integrate BitNinja? "It's another fool-proof layer. BitNinja has gathered individual security tools and protocols offered by major security vendors into a single machine-learning server security system that works with a social defense network. BitNinja will give our customers' an even higher level of security," says Canadian Web Hosting's Chief Strategy Officer Matt McKinney.

Canadian Web Hosting's shared hosting clients have also seen significant performance improvements and reliability with recent upgrades to the VMware platform, including high I/O distributed storage.