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Leading Industry Analyst Firm Selects FireHost for 'Cool Vendor' Report in Cloud Security

(May 16, 2012)

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- FireHost, a global secure cloud hosting company has been named one of Gartner's Cool Vendors in Security: Services and Cloud Security for 2012. The report issued in April set out to identify vendors that offer innovative and enhanced technologies in cloud security that CIOs, CISOs and IT executives should consider when choosing a provider. Earlier this year, FireHost was named in two Gartner Magic Quadrants as "One to Watch;" 2012 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, and 2012 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.

"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner," said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "This recognition further validates that our secure public cloud with a focus on security is a needed solution. It is important for businesses to clearly understand the technology and their options. Being included in this report by the analysts who lead research in this area speaks volumes to the public and our customers."

FireHost was chosen for its advanced configuration and layers of security that are included on all of their servers. Also included for all customers is a My FireHost Portal that simplifies management of their servers including scaling, provisioning and billing. FireHost offers a level of security in its public cloud infrastructure that is comparable to a dedicated, enterprise-level environment, but more affordable. The company's secure cloud servers are PCI DSS 2.0 certified, and they offer PCI and HIPAA ready solutions to simplify deployment where compliance and regulations need to be met.

FireHost has seen record year-over-year growth since launching in 2009 and in January of 2012 expanded operations to Europe.

About Gartner's Cool Vendors and Magic Quadrants
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About FireHost
FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company focused on protecting sensitive data and company's brand reputation with an architecture built for security, scalability and performance. Customers with specific compliance or performance needs subscribe to FireHost's PCI, HIPAA or high traffic solutions, including some of the largest companies in the world, as well as many fast growing eCommerce, SaaS and healthcare IT providers. FireHost provides services from Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam.

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