Elevating Your Online Security & Exploring Data Center Tiers and Beyond!

Two-Factor Authentication for cPanel

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security mechanism designed to add an extra layer of protection to your online accounts. It requires users to provide two separate forms of identification before gaining access to their accounts, making it more difficult for unauthorized individuals to access your sensitive information.

The two factors typically used in 2FA are:

  1. Something You Know: This is usually a password or a PIN that you enter. It’s the first line of defense and the most common way people access their accounts.
  2. Something You Have: This is the second factor and involves using a physical device, like a smartphone, to generate a time-sensitive security code. This code is often sent to you via a text message, generated by a dedicated authentication app (like Google Authenticator), or obtained through hardware tokens.

The idea behind 2FA is that even if someone manages to obtain your password, they won’t be able to access your account without the second factor, which is usually a device only you possess.

By combining these factors, two-factor authentication significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and helps safeguard your personal information, especially in cases where your password might be compromised.

It’s important to note that while 2FA significantly enhances security, no system is entirely foolproof. It’s still essential to practice good security hygiene, such as using strong and unique passwords, keeping your devices and applications updated, and being cautious of phishing attempts.


ChatGPT security and safety risks

Seven months after ChatGPT burst into our lives, it seems the lustre of the chatbot-that’s-going-to-change-everything is starting to fade. A new survey by Malwarebytes exposes deep reservations about ChatGPT, with optimism in startlingly short supply. Of the respondents familiar with ChatGPT:

  • 81% were concerned about possible security and safety risks.
  • 63% don’t trust the information it produces.
  • 51% would like to see work on it paused so regulations can catch up.

The concerns expressed in the survey mirror the trajectory of the news about ChatGPT since its introduction in November 2022.

Source: Malewarebytes

According to the survey done by Malwarebytes 81% are concerned about the security and safety risks. For this reason DATASUR encourages companies to protect their business by using Security-as-a-Service solutions.

Protect Your Business with Advanced Security Solutions

In today’s digital landscape, viruses and malware pose a constant threat to businesses of all sizes. Safeguarding your sensitive data and maintaining a secure network environment has never been more crucial. That’s where our advanced security solutions come in.

Comprehensive Security-as-a-Service Solution

Our Security-as-a-Service solution goes beyond conventional measures to provide you with comprehensive protection. With features like firewall protection, intrusion detection, and round-the-clock monitoring, we proactively defend your network against cyber threats.

Stay Ahead of Evolving Threats

Cyber threats are evolving at an alarming pace. Don’t leave your business vulnerable to attacks that can have devastating consequences. Our solution is designed to keep pace with these ever-changing threats, ensuring that your business stays one step ahead.

Don’t Compromise on Security

Your business’s security is non-negotiable. By choosing our Security-as-a-Service solution, you’re making a proactive choice to secure your assets and reputation. We understand the risks you face, and our commitment is to provide you with the highest level of protection.

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to learn more about how our Security-as-a-Service solution can fortify your defenses and keep your business secure in a digital world.

Protect. Prevent. Prevail. Choose Our Security-as-a-Service Solution.


Data center Tiers explained

When it comes to choosing a facility to host your data, data center tiers are a crucial factor. Datasur has a Tier 2 operational data center but is Tier 3 designed. This will enable us to easily switch to Tier 3 in the future. The tier rating reveals what a data center can offer in terms of reliability and performance, so failing to identify the right tier can lead to downtime issues or unnecessary expenses.

This article explains how data center tiers work and how these rankings enable you to assess the quality of a data center. Read on to learn how to use the tiering standard to find a facility that fits your business’ needs and budget.

Source: PhoenixNAP Global IT Services

When deciding on a facility to house your data, the tiers of a data center become a critical consideration. Datasur currently operates a Tier 2 data center, yet it has been designed to meet Tier 3 standards. This strategic approach positions us to seamlessly transition to Tier 3 capabilities in the future.

Feel free to get in touch with us to gather further information on how you can make the most of our colocation services.

Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.