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FireHost, Inc. Launches New Secure Server Hosting

March 18, 2010 by · Comments Off on FireHost, Inc. Launches New Secure Server Hosting 

Web Hosting ToolsDALLAS, TX – FireHost, a secure Web hosting company, is making enterprise-grade hosting available for businesses of all sizes with its new Secure Server Hosting. The offering comes from one of the fastest growing hosting companies in the market and is aimed at businesses that need protection from hackers and cybercrime without the expense of hiring their own IT security staff. In particular, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) engaging in eCommerce and healthcare organizations that handle patient data online will benefit from FireHost’s affordable, compliance-ready Secure Server options.

FireHost believes every business, regardless of size, should have the tools necessary to protect its customers’ information from hackers. Combining a secure infrastructure approach with new virtualization technology, FireHost is able to deliver dedicated privacy with cloud scalability at a very attractive price point for companies of all sizes. Read more

FireHost, Inc. Closes Series A Funding Round

March 11, 2010 by · Comments Off on FireHost, Inc. Closes Series A Funding Round 

Web Hosting ToolsDALLAS, TX – FireHost, a secure Web hosting company, today announces it has closed its Series A funding round totaling $2 million. The company has been earning revenue at a 40 percent growth rate, quarter over quarter, since its marketing launch in June 2009. This initial infusion of capital was raised solely to help the company swiftly expand its team in the areas of IT, sales and marketing and build out it’s infrastructure in order to meet tremendous demand. FireHost opened the round to highly experienced technology entrepreneurs and investors around the Southwest, such as Pat Sullivan of ACT!, SalesLogix, and Flypaper, and Doug Ducey of iMemories and Cold Stone Creamery. FireHost was able to close the round in under three months.

“The investors who came to the table to participate in the round are incredibly accomplished and seasoned entrepreneurs. Each one has been generous enough to not only invest, but also give us the benefit of their mentorship. In the end, both will pay off for this company,” said Chris Drake, founder and CEO FireHost. “I’m proud to say this was a very easy round to close.”
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Secure Web Hosting Company FireHost Now Provides RioRey’s Advanced Protection for Every Customer

February 8, 2010 by · Comments Off on Secure Web Hosting Company FireHost Now Provides RioRey’s Advanced Protection for Every Customer 

Web Hosting ToolsDALLAS, TX – FireHost, a secure Web hosting company, is making protection against Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service (DoS/DDoS) attacks available for all customers as a standard part of every secure hosting plan. The company is joining forces with RioRey, a leading worldwide DoS/DDoS mitigation provider, to give superior protection to all current and future customers against one of the most devastating kinds of cyber attacks a business can face.

“We fight DDoS attacks weekly and have worked hand-in-hand with RioRey in training our team and sharpening our attack policies,” said Chris Drake, CEO and founder of FireHost. “FireHost is absolutely committed to using premium solutions that protect SMBs from cyber attacks as dangerous as DDoS, and having a rock-solid team to back up the products.”
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FireHost Grows Customer Base Over 40 Percent in Q3; Names New CTO

October 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on FireHost Grows Customer Base Over 40 Percent in Q3; Names New CTO 

Hosting Tools DALLAS, TX – FireHost, a secure Web hosting company, is leading the charge for the secure hosting market with strong growth in Q3 and even stronger projections for Q4. As more small to mid-size businesses incorporate ecommerce into their online operations and store valuable data collected from the Web, the need for protection from hackers and cybercrime is higher than ever. FireHost offers enterprise-level security to the SMB market with application layer protection, and the secure hosting provider is gaining significant traction with clients such as Kevin Mitnick, famed hacker from the ’80s and ’90s, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Pizza Inn, and Jigsaw Health.

FireHost has successfully protected the popular online community for the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 2008. Their previous host provided fully managed hosting with firewall protection, but that wasn’t enough. “It’s been a top priority for us to partner with a secure hosting provider who can keep our forum free of spam and protect our members’ information. After switching to FireHost, we realized cybercriminals accounted for nearly 15 percent of our Web site traffic,” said Kevin Williams, executive director of marketing of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “Our website is meant to be a safe haven for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Hackers were compromising our entire mission, but FireHost was able to stop them when our previous hosting provider could not.” Read more

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