CoreLink Data Centers, LLC has extended, through August 31, a managed security promotion that provides companies a free 60-minute consultation to help determine if their IT infrastructure is fully protected against Internet attacks and unauthorized access. CoreLink's decision is in response to the original promotion's popularity, as well as to an increase in cyber attacks on small companies as recently reported in national media.

"Our customers, many of which operate business critical computer networks, are increasingly aware of hackers' growing sophistication in injecting malicious scripts, worms, trojans and viruses to achieve control of website servers," said Rick Crutchley, CoreLink VP of Global Sales. "The hackers are often part of a criminal underground, rather than wayward teenagers or simple thieves. Once they compromise a network, they steal confidential client data such as account numbers and credit card information."

"Customer response to our original promotion was so strong that we've extended it to encourage additional companies to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their clients and their business reputations," Crutchley said.

The "Protect Your Assets in 2011" promotion enables participants to implement CoreLink's managed security services individually or bundled on physical or virtual platforms. In addition to the initial free, $250 value 60-minute consultation with an expert security engineer, promotion participants also receive any CoreLink managed security service free for the first 30 days.

CoreLink's managed security offerings include managed firewall protection, intrusion detection and prevention, virtual private network (VPN), PCI DSS compliance, and web application firewall services. No monthly charges apply for any of these if services are cancelled within the first 30 days. A minimum 12-month hosting contract is required. Invoicing for services, which must take effect within 30 days of contract signing, begin after the 30th day. Some restrictions apply.

CoreLink's flexible and scalable data center hosting and managed security solution contracts provide customers easily adjustable IT infrastructure protection to accommodate growth and changing business requirements. From data centers in Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle, the managed services provider offers small, medium and large enterprise customers agile, high quality cabinet configuration options and add-ons and the ability to easily increase space through the use of steel cages and private suites.

CoreLink supports its full suite of managed security and data center services with continuous expert help and full transparency. These services are backed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) guarantee covering all infrastructure elements and service metrics including power, temperature and network availability.