There are two different modes of IP that you can employ for dedicated servers: dynamic and static. The static IP address is the more common of the two and it has certain benefits most professionals will find valuable. In some instances, the seller of the dedicated server will provide a set of IPs which comes in the form of a collective package. This package can prove enormously helpful if the decision is made to sell the dedicated server at a later date. But, before getting into the many benefits of what a static IP can provide, it would be best to define in the clearest terms. This will aid those seeking dedicated hosting plans make the best decisions.
An IP address is a numerical identification code presented to members of a computer network accessing the internet. A static IP address is a numerical address that never changes. Once you have been presented with such an address number, it remains in place. This allows for a clear identification of the entity that is accessing the internet from a particular location. For internet professionals, access to dedicated hosting with a static IP is a much better option.
With a dynamic IP for dedicated servers, the numerical address will change. For those that wish to clearly identify their use of the internet, a static IP is extremely helpful. For example, a great many spammers take advantage of the chaos dynamic IPs are known to create. With a static IP address, it would be impossible for the same number to be assigned to other people. As such, there will be no confusion as to who is doing what with their IP. Consider this a major benefit to acquiring a static IP. Sharing an IP address with others can open the door to all manner of confusion and chaos. Why be a part of that? This is doubly true when all the members of the shared IP addresses could end up being blacklisted over the activity of one member. It would be fairly difficult for dedicated hosting professionals to survive in a competitive field if such problems continue to arise.
Those involved in ecommerce, internet marketing, or an internet based business could find their livelihood threatened if they are misjudged due to the activities of others in the network. Again, this is why static IPs are far preferable for many. The IP address that is connected to a particular domain name remains the same with no alterations. Because of this, no problems derive from perpetually changing IP addresses.
Those interested in reselling dedicated servers have the option of putting several domain names under the same IP address. This makes the ability to process the sale a lot easier since a bulk venture can be employed without having to utilize various dynamic addresses. Keep in mind buyers might not be interested in buying dynamic IPs so the availability of static IPs on a dedicated server could prove quite helpful.
There are several excellent benefits to purchasing a static IP address. Those that are interested in running and/or selling dedicated servers should definitely explore their options of acquiring a static IP address. It would prove to be the fat better options.
"300 Lithuanian sites hacked by Russian hackers"
"In September, Google mail accounts of key government officials were tampered with and earlier, passwords and login names of the National Defence Academy and key Indian embassies were splashed by a hacker on this website"
"India's External Affairs Servers Hacked By China"
How often we get to hear such news....
many times... huh!!! Despite many such incidents that take place, only few see the lime light. Reason being most of the companies don't prefer to reveal them, fearing there is chance of losing customer's faith. Incidents as these happen quite often and we react only when such incidents takes place. Most of the times we are reactive than being proactive! All such incidents raise a concern on how security is compromised and there is a great concern to curb such activities. The importance of information security and growing market for security consulting in India is driving me to write this article.
Don't care for security - This is what we normally hear from most of the start ups of India and few Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Reason could be that they don't have enough time for security, since they are busy getting their product out. But fact is, start up companies should take utmost care in protecting offshore servers their intellectual property lest they might loose their competitive advantage.
Security is the way to go!!! Security is not a product, which you can just install and keep yourself safe. Security is not just a technology alone, it includes process and people who should follow the process with out fail. Most SMBs do not have dedicated security teams due to the smaller size of their operation, contrary to this few companies have dedicated security teams, but they lack certified security professionals. It is estimated that in India less than 2,500 professionals have specific Information Security skills, which represents only 0.5% of the IT workforce. Almost 50% (12 out of 25) of the companies do not employ certified professionals to manage their security. But reality is that for security implementation you need experienced certified people who are specialized and trained in core areas of security domain. Now how can you get such people? In India there are quite a few security consulting firms who can provide experienced certified external security consultants for hire.
As per the "The Forrester Wave":Security Consulting, Q3 2007" Over the past two years, some security service providers have registered growth rates in excess of 40%. The major driving factors for the security consulting market in India to grow are high rise in the complexity of IT implementations, Rise in the usage of on-line trading and on-line transactions, rise in the requirements of banking and financial services, BPO etc.
Consulting is projected to grow till $1.1 billion by 2012 in Asia pacific. Information security and services companies in India are now moving up the value chain to focus on information security consultancy, managed services, training and patch management. The information security (IS) market in India is growing at a rate of 50 per cent exceeding that of the software industry and presents a huge untapped opportunity to software companies. There are already quite a few good players like Deloitte, Wipro, Accenture, Ernst&Young who proved their mark with their consulting services in the area of information security, but there is a growing need and vacuum available for other companies to pitch into this market.
Its quite evident that security consulting in India is going at a rapid pace. India has a right blend of technology and skills to provide top notch services and grow as a top class security consulting service provider.
Finally, as the meaning of Tantra goes - any service that is concerned with ritual acts of body, mind and speech is called as Tantra. That's why I say, When Security is Mantra then the Security consulting is Tantra!!!