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Author: Nina Offen

15 yrs track record from global PR and Events. Bachelor in communication and held never-wanna-go-home party’s since forever. Practically a foodie, crazy about my toddler.

Get your free CloudFest ticket and join us in Rust

It’s that time of the year, when we start looking forward to another amazing week in Europa Park. What used to be WHD.global is now CloudFest, March 10-16 in Rust, Germany. We’ll be there, and we have a code if you want a free ticket worth €349!

Use the code CF18P6T when you register, or just click here: direct link: http://www.cloudfest.com/sign-up/?code=CF18P6T . The standard ticket covers all conference sessions, the trade show, catering and networking events such as the Come2Gather Party, legendary ConneXion Party and the BierFest. Standard ticket regular price is worth €349.

But we’re not just going for the parties, of course we want to meet you there. If you are hosting a large-scale email service and perhaps looking to replace a home-brew solution och getting more efficiency by cutting maintenance hours, please let us know. Book a meeting or just stop by our booth which is right by the main entrance. Welcome to CloudFest 2018 – everything you loved about WHD.global only bigger, bolder, and reflecting the entire cloud ecosystem!

Meet Halon at HostingCon, New Orleans

Under the scorching sun, where pots of culture, food and music come to life, this is where we will meet! On July 24th until 27th 2016 HostingCon hits New Orleans, Louisiana. Come join us and enjoy the latest updates from us at Halon and our friends and partners in the industry.

HostingCon is an annual event that attracts attendees from all areas of the hosting and cloud industry, from start-ups to global giants. Attendees include key decision makers from hosting providers, cloud providers, managed service providers, hardware/software vendors, value added resellers and ISVs who make the Internet work. If you are one of those – you must come! Beyond the exhibition and keynote sessions running for 3 days at the Morial New Orleans Convention Center – do make sure to also attend the fabulous networking events in the evenings. Normally they all include great food, drinks and entertainment, aside from excellent networking opportunities. To make it easier we’ve made a list of the ‘must-attend’ evening events for you to wrap your head around.

From our side Peter and Jonas are attending and will be happy to meet and greet you in New Orleans.

Your list of must attend evening events

Sunday July 24th
The Hosting Feud with Drinks (Game Show)
5:00-6:30pm
Morial New Orleans Convention Center

and

The 8th Annual PhoenixNAP HostingCon Bar Crawl – Make sure to register!
8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Drago’s – Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St (then on to Mannings and Harrah’s Masquerade).
Make sure to register!

Monday July 25th
HostingCon Opening Networking Reception
5:00-8:00pm
Exhibit Hall B, Morial New Orleans Convention Center

Tuesday July 26th
HostinCon Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
4:00-6:00pm
Exhibit Hall B, Morial New Orleans Convention Center

and

The WHIR event – Make sure to register!
7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton St

Wednesday July 27th
HostingCon Closing Networking Reception
6:00-9:00pm
Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive

Join us at the-must-attend-event: World Hosting Days in USA

On May 25 until 26th it’s finally time for World Hosting Days in the USA – the event famous for the never-ending hospitality, the lovely remote locations (remote – to maximize the ace networking events) and the premium quality keynotes, sessions and content. We cant wait and now we would like to invite you to join us.

This time around we will be housing with our friends Open-Xchange in their booth, when the community of approximately a 1000 hosting and cloud professionals hit the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass just outside Phoenix, Arizona.

Now register for WHD.usa conference for free by using the promo code US16GRJ. AND (for a limited time – until May 11th), get 2 nights accommodation for the price of 1.  The same promo code as above apply.

Please do join us so we can catch up on your recent business developments and get the inside scoop from Halon. Our team members on-site is Peter, Jonas and Nina.

See you in Phoenix!

To prebook your meeting with Halon please email us at [email protected] or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Halon Security accepted member of one of Europe’s leading startup hubs SUP46

Gothenburg, Sweden, April 26th 2016. Halon Security, the provider of Halon™ the SMTP software for hosting providers, are accepted as a member of one Europe’s leading startup hubs – Swedish Startup People – SUP46.

SUP46 gathers startup people and companies in a Stockholm-based meeting and co-working space. The community is made up of Sweden’s hottest digital startups, angel investors, venture capital firms, large corporations and innovation actors. The emphasis is in community learning, and together startups may contribute to each other’s global success. The SUP46 members are cherry-picked scalable startups with global ambitions, mainly in the areas of Internet, mobile, media and gaming. The competition for a membership is fierce and only the most innovating companies are accepted as members.

”This is terrific news for Halon Security and we are so pleased to be accepted as members of SUP46”, says Per Stenman, Corporate Development/Co-founder at Halon Security. ”Halon is a very unique solution that our team members breaths, sleeps and eats. Like this we gather great experience from the hosting and service provider industry – globally. We are very much looking forward to hopefully share our knowledge – as much as we will definitely gather from the SUP46 community”, he continues.

The membership further strengthens Halons position towards attracting international venture capitalists, who understand an online business and revenue model. Being part of a community with other startup companies striving for globalisation, that have amazing products and services with founders/teams driving the business development for rapid growth, will fuel Halon’s team members even further than before.

To find out more about SUP46, please visit their website.

Halon hits LA, sponsoring the WHIR networking event

In a few hours the doors will open to the annual WHIR networking event in Los Angeles. Halon has the honour to attend as silver sponsor this time around, and as we all know these events are most certainly worth the visit. The WHIR Networking Events are free events that offer the great opportunity to meet face-to-face with friends in the hosting and telco industry. Complimentary drinks and delicious appetizers are available.

There is still a little time left to get on that guest list. Hurry and register online and we hope to see you later!

Happy hosting, your Halon team

Event information:
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tom’s Urban – LA Live
1011 S. Figueroa St. B 101
Los Angeles, California, 90012

Announcing the winner of our competition at WHD.global 2016

We are happy to congratulate Mr. Alan O’Reilly at Blacknight (based in Ireland) who is the winner of a drone, in our word puzzle competition. Big congrats from your Halon team!

The competition required the contestant to solve a word puzzle displayed on banners during the Cocktail reception hosted by Halon, Atomia and OpenSRS (on March 14th 2016 at WHD.global). The right answer to the word puzzle is Missing U and had to be submitted online during the event to be valid.

We would like to thank all of our contestants who participated in the competition and we’re looking forward to seeing you all soon again.

Until next time – Happy Hosting!

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Happy Easter

Easter is considered a celebration time representing new beginnings and life. We hope (if you do celebrate) it’s filled with lots of joy, happiness and perhaps an Easter egg or two.

Happy Easter,

Your Halon team

 

Halon’s co-founder Jonas Falck in interview by HostAdvice

A must read. Proudly presenting Halon co-founder Jonas Falck in a long and insightful article by Tamar Weinberg. HostAdvice is the internet’s web-hosting information center, covering dozens of hosting companies and services worldwide.

Read the full article on hostadvice.com

Be prepared – here’s a list of must do’s at WHD.global 2016

We are approaching the world’s largest Hosting & Cloud event of the year with the speed of light. Hope you are all set and well prepared for what is in store. As previously mentioned, Halon is in the house and we will be exhibiting at the hosting.FAIR, main entrance in booth #H23. Of course there is more. We want encourage you to attend a numerous of fun and educational networking.EVENTS during your time at WHD.global

Cocktails on a Monday
March 14th | 6:00 pm-10:00 pm | Commedia d’ell Arte Bar, Hotel Colosseum, Europa Park
Kick-start your week with the Halon, Atomia and OpenSRS hosted Cocktail Reception. Leave your business card, get a badge and enjoy an open bar and wide selection of yummy finger food. Have a look out for the table top cones – you might just win a Drone

 

Open-Xchange hosted night.TALK
March 15th | 10:00pm | Hotel El Andaluz | Europa-Park
Under the motto “Hacking Innovation: Deliver the Balance between Internet Standardization & Specialization”, this year’s night.TALK panel brings together pioneering voices, business leaders and technology experts of the hosting and Cloud service provider industry. This evening is THE platform for intimate exchange between those searching for real insight to evolve their business and the people who are already at the forefront to deliver tomorrow’s innovation. Stop by the OX booth #B04 at WHD.global to secure your access to your VIP access to this swanky and insightful networking event
Moderator
Tom Scott, BBC
Panelists
Neil Cook, Chief Security Architect, Open-Xchange
Christian Dawson, Executive Director, i2Coalition
Jonas Falck, Founder, Halon Security

 

In depth demos on Wednesday & Thursday
March 16/17thth | 11:am /pre-booked /walk-in | Halon Booth #23 | hosting.FAIR
We welcome you to our open demos @ 11:am on both the 16th and the 17th. If you want to secure your own session with our talented tech people, please use the online form to book your private demo. We will also have drawings going on throughout the whole conference, with the possibility to win one of five €100 Amazon gift cards. Visit us and we’ll tell you more.

 

Grand final of WHD.global 2016 edition
March 16th | 7:00 pm | ConneXion Party | Europa Park
All attendees and partners celebrate the last night with top-notch hospitality, exquisite catering, and great entertainment

 

Our Halon team at WHD this year is Anders, Peter, Jonas and Nina.
To get in direct contact with us, either connect with us on linkedIn or send us a ping on twitter, email or by phone +46 31 301 1920

Talking Email False Positives & Anti-Spam with Halon at RSAC2016

There is a lot of talk about the effectiveness of spam filters in terms of what percent of spam doesn’t hit an inbox. However on the flip side, there’s a problem with legitimate emails being lost; we often refer to this as the false positive rate. Emails are lost as the result of poor spam filters and the fallout can range from annoying to critical.  In this interview, Anders speaks about how we can overcome false positives and make email good again.