AIT has released its two newest products…an individual server firewall and a monitoring service…and says the company is continuing to develop an anti-spam/anti-virus initiative.

The firewall software for dedicated customers means an extra layer of security on top of protection already on the AIT network, the company says.

“Digital businesses consistently cite data integrity as their primary concern,” said Clarence Briggs, chief executive officer of AIT, which is based in Fayetteville.

AIT’s monitoring service for dedicated servers comes in two levels: an interface so customers can self-monitor the demands placed on their servers, and a customer notification system if systems or services go offline.

“These solutions provide small business with technology that is normally reserved for the large corporations,” said Kirk deViere, chief operating officer of AIT, “and they are priced affordably at less than $30 per month.”

Those are the latest additions in what Briggs calls “the year of innovation” for AIT. “As the hosting industry matures, so have customer demands,” he says, “so it is vital to be pro-active in supporting our customers’ businesses.”

So far in 2004, AIT already has introduced a series of dedicated hosting options starting at $49 per month, integrated PayPal into its e-commerce software MCart, launched a search engine placement offering in partnership with Kanoodle, and formed partnerships with N.C. State University’s Computer Training Unit and Fayetteville Technical Community College.

AIT also has integrated .NET and Cold Fusion hosting support into shared and dedicated offerings. Later this month, it is hosting an ASP.NET conference through the Microsoft Certified Partner Program and .ASP Hoster Program.