Connectria to Assist Rhode Island School of Design Achieve PCI Compliance with its Hosting Solution

risd ST. LOUIS, MO (August 13, 2007) - Connectria Hosting, a global managed hosting provider of cloud, dedicated server and complex hosting solutions, announced it has signed an agreement to provide dedicated Windows hosting for Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Connectria will work with RISD to achieve PCI compliance with its solution, which includes Dell Model 2950 and 1950 PowerEdge servers running Windows 2003. To support PCI Compliant Hosting, Connectria will provide managed server support & security services including vulnerability scans, virus protection, intrusion prevention, O/S hardening, integrity monitoring, DDoS protection, data encryption, penetration testing, managed Windows O/S updates and managed daily data backups.

About About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877 in Providence, RI, is a vibrant community of artists and designers that includes 2,200 students from around the world, approximately 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. Each year more than 200 prominent artists, critics, authors and philosophers visit our historic College Hill campus. More information can be found at

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