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A night at the Awards!

Yesterday the ISPA Awards took place in the City of London. The Award is run by UK’s Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) and have been rewarding and celebrating the best in the UK internet sector since 1999.

Halon joined in as sponsors of the event and got the possibility to present the award for the Best Business Customer Service. For more information about the winners and nominees please visit the ISPA website.

The Internet Services Providers’ Association  is the UK’s Trade Association for providers of internet services. ISPA brings together the UK internet industry to provide essential support through innovation, knowledge and experience in order to benefit the UK economy and society. Promoting collaboration and constructive dialogue between its members and the wider internet community, ISPA is an all important driving force for the industry.


Thank you all for a great evening, we look forward to seeing you soon again.

    Nina Offen      Blog

Activity day, thank you team Halon!

Halon has its headquarter in Sweden, but of course we are represented all over the world. This week we had the chance to bring part of our team together for some face-2-face strategy meetings, future planning and for some good old team building activities.

We had a great time and we’ve proven to be even stronger and more focused then ever, which is a great foundation for all the exciting things happening in the nearby future.

Again, thank you all for joining and for sharing good laughs and great ideas. Next time we hope to bring our whole team together for the continuation in strengthening our multi international team for establishing even more solid support, perfect fit product offering and highly valuable returns to our clients.

    Nina Offen      Blog
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Halon at HostingCon Global July 27-29th

This year we get to travel to the fantastic city of San Diego, with its +70 miles of marvelous coastline, vibrant downtown and with the ‘for sure’ gorgeous sunshine.
Halon Security is for the 3rd time around joining HostingCon with more than 150 exhibitors from +40 countries, all within the web hosting and cloud services industry – Can you resist not going? Join the community and partake in everything from pre conference workshops, Halon elevator pitch, Halon fab booth design with live demos of the Halon Email Platform and finally Halon dancing at the closing Networking Event, held poolside at the Marriott Marquis in the San Diego Marina…

Voucher code: Halon2015

When registering for the conferences make sure to use the Halon Security discount voucher code. Simply add Halon2105 and it will allow you a $60 off the full conference (or $30 off if your only going for a single day). There is still an early-bird offering going on that will save you another $100. But hurry, the early bird closes on June 12th PST!

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, otherwise we’ll see you at HostingCon on the 27-29th of July at the San Diego Convention Center.

We are in booth #633, but you’ll see us, our fantastic bright colors are quite eye-catching don’t you think?


    Nina Offen      Blog

Security router 3.5 based on OpenBSD 5.7

Image by OpenBSD

We’ve just released 3.5 (codename “star”), based on OpenBSD 5.7 which was released a few weeks ago. It comes with many improvements such as full SNMP and source-hashing of L3 traffic in the load balancer, TCP/TLS/IPv6 support in syslogd and support for new hardware.

A few things have been deprecated, such as BIND (which is replaced by Unbound), nginx (replaced by OpenBSD’s own httpd) and sendmail. These are however available as packages (requires Perl). If you are updating a system, read the release notes carefully.

Installation images for new system are available for download as we speak!