165 Halsey Street Announces AWS Direct Connect Availability

Current and future customers at 165 Halsey Street are now able to easily establish a dedicated network connection to Amazon Web Services. 


NEWARK, NJJanuary 30, 2018 –. 165 Halsey Street is one of the newest AWS Direct Connect locations supporting the US East (Northern Virginia) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region.  Existing and future customers at 165 Halsey Street can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS.

Using AWS Direct Connect, customers can establish private connectivity between AWS and their datacenter, office or colocation environment which in many cases can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.  Below are some additional service highlights of AWS Direct Connect:

  • Speed & Privacy: AWS Direct Connect enables customers to establish private data connections to AWS that bypass the Internet. Avoiding public networks improves performance, reduces costs, increases privacy and ensures consistent throughput.
  • Reduces Bandwidth Costs: AWS Direct Connect reduces network costs into and out of AWS in two ways. First, by transferring data to and from AWS directly, reducing your bandwidth commitment to the Internet service provider.  Second, while inbound data transfer to AWS is not charged, outbound data transfer from AWS is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.
  • Compatible withal AWS Services: AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

“As more enterprises seek to maintain the security and control of on-premises infrastructure and deploy hybrid clouds through direct interconnection, we are excited to meet this industry demand and provide our customers access to AWS Direct Connect,” states Joseph Simone, President at Tishman Real Estate Services for 165 Halsey Street. “With the introduction of AWS Direct Connect, our customers can immediately benefit from dedicated, high performance, private access to their AWS applications and workloads across the globe.”

In addition to serving as an AWS Direct Connect location, 165 Halsey Street offers colocation at its 250K square foot world-class facility with no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection. For information regarding 165 Halsey Street space and availability, contact Joseph Simone at 212-399-3633 or simone@tishman.com.

For more information about 165 Halsey Street, visit www.165halsey.com or take the video tour.

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About 165 Halsey Street

165 Halsey Street is a dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel with over 80 MW of power. Located just 13 miles from Manhattan, 165 Halsey Street offers affordable space, power and significant interconnection to over 60 US and global network operators. 165 Halsey is carrier-neutral, SSAE 16-certified, and independently owned and operated. With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection.

For more information, visit www.165halsey.com or follow the company on Twitter @165Halsey and LinkedIn.

For 165 Halsey Street media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
+1 866.695.3629 ext. 6pr@jsa.net

 

Network Security Challenge: Shortage of Skills

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, we now focus on the next challenge: Shortage of Skills.

The cybersecurity industry is a rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar-plus market, but it’s facing a serious talent shortage. Recent reports from Frost & Sullivan,  (ISC)2 , and Foote Partners highlight  the lack of cybersecurity talent and shortage of skilled technology workers. The reports project that the global cybersecurity workforce will grow to six million by 2019, but there will be more than 1.5 million of the positions unfilled by 2020.

So, what can companies do? Here’s a quick list – and for more on the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks, download the full eBook here.

 

  •  Assess workforce strategy
  • Improve outreach and engagement.
  • Build an ecosystem of professionals focused on cybersecurity.
  • Provide an amazing support program for the new hires.
  • Support ongoing learning and skill building.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

Be sure to follow 165 Halsey Street on Twitter and LinkedIn as well for all company updates, including when new blogs are posted.

Thanks for reading!

Network Security Challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

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As part of our six-part blog series on network security, let’s focus today on our first challenge: Evolving Attack Vectors

Malicious people and organizations use a variety of methods to attack individuals and enterprises. With each attack more sophisticated than the prior, there are three main types of attack vectors that lead to various types of cybersecurity breaches:

Phishing Attacks A phishing attack occurs when a malicious person(s) attempts to impersonate a legitimate person or corporation through an email that asks the user to provide critical data or information needed to access certain accounts.

SQL Injection Attacks Structured query language (SQL) is a programming language used to deal with back-end databases and applications. If a company web developer creates an application where the user can interact with a database to add information—and does not take proper precautions—attackers can easily perform a “get request” or “select request” function, which dumps the entire database so they can harvest sensitive information.

DDOS Attacks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks impact information availability and occur when a malicious person(s) creates a slew of traffic requests on a website at once in order to crash it or severely cripple it for a set amount of time. Many websites are still not equipped to handle the kind of traffic that attackers can harness using botnets, making these sites highly susceptible to DDOS attacks.

HOW TO PREVENT? 

Training of employees is critical in order to educate and increase awareness on common hacking methods used to put valuable data at risk. Much damage can be prevented with education and ensuring proper prevention systems (such as DDOS protection from web hosting companies) are in place to thwart these kinds of attacks.

Learn more about the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks in our new ebook, “Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities for 2017/18,” available for free download here.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned each week for more!

Be sure to follow 165 Halsey Street on Twitter and LinkedIn as well for all company updates, including when new blogs are posted.

Thanks for reading!

165 Halsey Street: 1.2 Million Square-Feet of Data Center Excellence

165 Halsey Street has been providing tier-1 data center and colocation services for almost two decades. Over the years, some of the largest names in the technology, finance, medical, education, content, and government industries have turned to us for their connectivity needs.

So, what’s our secret? We’ve built one of the finest facilities in the country, strategically located on the outskirts of the New York Metropolitan area in Newark, NJ. Below are some of the key specs that set us apart from other data centers:

Seven Distinct & Redundant Points of Entry

165 Halsey Street offers seven distinct points of entry for fiber. This is critical because it provides an extremely high level of redundancy that safeguard against outages; keeping data center services up-and-running at all times. If a particular fiber line has an outage, there are six other entry points into our building that ensure our data center is connected at all times.

 

 

 


Connectivity

165 Halsey Street is home to more than 60 prominent network operators, allowing you to access the connections you need. What’s more, 165 Halsey Street does not charge “cross-connect” fees, and guarantees a 48-hour turnaround for the implementation of a cross-connect request, allowing customers to get the highest value out of their colocation services.

Take a look at the growing list of networks you can gain access to at 165 Halsey Street.

 

 


Power

Without the appropriate level of power, none of this is possible! 165 Halsey Street draws power from its nine power vaults located securely in the building’s basement. The building offers over 80 mW of power

 

 

 

 


Access

165 Halsey Street was built on a company-wide commitment to provide quality datacenter, telcom and colocation space with a personal touch. The owners of the building also own the colocation business, meaning there is no bureaucracy or “re-tape” to delay customer requests. Our team is available 24/7/365.

Click here to learn more about our remote hands capabilities.

 

 


Security

Last, but far from least, 165 Halsey Street employs an on-duty 24/7/365 security staff. All building perimeter points are secured by state-of-the-art alarm systems and tenants are able to control access to their floors with card key access.

 

 

 

 


But that’s not all! View our infrastructure infographic to learn about our entire data center specs list.

165 Halsey Street Enters the “Blogosphere”

165 Halsey Street has entered the “blogosphere!”

As you may or may not know, 165 Halsey Street is a Newark, NJ based dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel offering affordable space, power and interconnection services. As a leading provider of colocation services for the past couple of decades, we will use this blog to comment on our latest news, data center and colocation trends, and much more.

For readers unfamiliar with the 165 Halsey Street brand, we’d like to direct your attention to the below overview video explaining what 165 Halsey Street is all about, the customers we serve and the practices we employ to drive the highest possible customer satisfaction:

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