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FireHost Introduces Secure Cloud Hosting With PCI 2.0 Compliance

Secure Cloud Hosting includes same level of protection as FireHost brand

Dallas, Texas — April 26, 2011 - Businesses that demand high security for their websites and applications will no longer be left out of the cloud. FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting provider, announced today the first public cloud hosting service with security sufficient to achieve PCI 2.0 compliance. FireHost’s Secure Cloud Hosting will have the same level of protection, performance and reliability customers have come to associate with the FireHost brand, but with the affordability and flexible scaling that businesses love about the cloud.

“Security is the greatest concern of businesses who are interested in adopting cloud computing,” said Lydia Leong, Research VP at Gartner. “Many businesses need to secure their data, and meet regulatory compliance requirements, whether they are running internal applications, or conducting customer-facing business such as eCommerce or software as a service (SaaS). These businesses need to choose hosting providers that can meet those requirements.”

The PCI Security Standards Council’s newest requirements released in the fourth quarter of 2010 address the cloud security challenge head on. As a participating member of the PCISSC, FireHost has shown its commitment to adhering to, and advancing, security in online payments by achieving PCI 2.0 compliance and creating a public cloud offering for this growing segment.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard to develop a public cloud hosting solution that will stand up to the FireHost promise. While competitors launched their cloud hosting options, we held this model back until we knew it was ready to help our customers meet PCI 2.0 guidelines,” said Chris Drake, founder and CEO of FireHost. “I am very proud of this offering and I feel that this marks a new milestone in the hosting industry.”

Secure cloud hosting will include the same high level of protection, reliable performance, and exemplary support customers have come to associate with the FireHost brand. Now, however, cloud server resources can scale more easily and in response to real-time consumption metrics.

Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security goes on to say, “At WhiteHat Security, we know first hand the inherent risk involved in hosting Web applications in the cloud and the challenge companies face in validating the security of their providers. FireHost has already shown they understand the importance of security and is moving ahead of the pack by offering a cloud-based platform capable of satisfying PCI 2.0 compliance.”

About FireHost, Inc.

FireHost, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas based secure hosting company that delivers Secure Cloud hosting solutions to eCommerce, SaaS, healthcare IT, and security companies. Specializing in protecting websites with compliance and high traffic needs, FireHost makes hacker awareness, management, and prevention a standard part of every hosting plan. Advanced security combined with a comprehensive portfolio of hosting solutions helps FireHost protect companies of all sizes from threats to their websites, Web applications, and other valuable data.

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