Compare Security

We take a great amount of pride in supporting the latest security standards. We welcome you to view our dedication to security by checking out our third-party test results and compare how we stack up. See how we do at:

High-Tech Bridge
Qualys SSL Labs
CryptCheck
Security Headers by netsparker
HSTS Preload
Observatory by Mozilla

Compare our results to some of your favorite websites and let us know about any ways we can improve (or any new tests to try!).

Compare Cloud

Cloud pricing makes sense for certain on-demand workloads. However, when you check the dedicated monthly pricing owning starts to look a lot more appealing than renting. The average time between replacements for most servers is between 4-10 years. The following chart shows our usual one-time price of a hardware purchase versus the monthly rate of the three major cloud providers.

# of vCPUsCynical OptimistMicrosoft AzureGoogle C.P.Amazon EC2
4$1391$178$97$134
8$1535$357$194$219
16$2713$1450$388$412
24$3731$2678NopeNope
32$3814Nope$776$3997
48$5400NopeNopeNope
64$5865Nope$1553Nope

This doesn’t begin to touch on the benefits of hosting your data personally such as improved physical security, improved local latency, never having to worry if you’re online to access your own data, and the knowledge that your business’ foundation is set completely under your control. We’ll help you start your process of vertical integration by jump-starting your own IT department and providing support set on your terms.

We can also host copies of your data redundantly distributed off of your premises that are transferred and stored 100% securely. Even we can’t read them.

Compare Hardware

These are the closest available apples to apples comparisons to our “baseline” designs via our competitor’s online configurations (quotes circa February 2019 – check with us for updates).

Cynical OptimistDellHP
Node 3
$1002
4C (3.1-3.4GHz)
8GB ECC DDR4
2x250GB SSD
Radeon RX 550
(640 Stream Cores/2GB GDDR5)
Precision 3630
$1029
4C (3.2GHz)
8GB ECC DDR4
2x256GB SSD
Radeon Pro WX2100
(512 Stream Cores/2GB GDDR5)
Z240 Workstation
$2434
4C (3.3-3.7GHz)
8GB ECC DDR4
2x256GB SSD
FirePro W2100
(320 Stream Cores/2GB DDR3)
Node 7
$2713
8C/16T (3.0-3.7GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x250GB SSD
4x4TB HDD
4x1GB NIC
Radeon RX 550
(640 Stream Cores/2GB GDDR5)
Precision 7920
$5700
8C/16T (3.2-3.7GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x256GB SDD
2x4TB HDD
1x1GB NIC
Quadro P1000
(640 CUDA Cores/4GB GDDR5)
Z6 G4 Workstation
$6838
8C/16T (3.2-3.7GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x256GB SSD
2x4TB HDD
2x1GB NIC
FirePro W2100
(320 Stream Cores/2GB DDR3)
TR Mini
$3731
12C/24T (3.5-4.0GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
4x4TB HDD
4x1GB NIC
Radeon RX 550
(640 Stream Cores/2GB GDDR5)
Precision 7920
$7969
12C/24T (3.2-4.2GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
2x4TB HDD
1x1GB NIC
Quadro P1000
(640 CUDA Cores/4GB GDDR5)
Z6 G4 Workstation
$8925
12C/24T (3.2-4.2GHz)
32GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
4x4TB HDD
2x1GB NIC
FirePro W2100
(320 Stream Cores/2GB DDR3)
TR Max
$5865
32C/64T (3.0-4.2GHz)
64GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
4x4TB HDD
4x1GB NIC
Radeon RX 550
(640 Stream Cores/2GB GDDR5)
Precision 7920
$8893

16C/32T+16C/32T (2.1-3.7GHz)
64GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
2x4TB HDD
1x1GB NIC
Quadro P1000
(640 CUDA Cores/4GB GDDR5)
Z6 G4 Workstation
$14065
16C/32T+16C/32T (2.6-3.7GHz)
64GB ECC DDR4
2x512GB NVMe
4x4TB HDD
2x1GB NIC
FirePro W2100
(320 Stream Cores/2GB DDR3)