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Philbert Shih | Structure Research

June 01, 2013

The round was led by existing private equity investor Stephens Group with participation from other angel investors. FireHost has now raised a total of $34m. We spoke with management and they indicated this round was initiated primarily to address the need to invest in more equipment, technology and products to meet a customer base that is trending […]

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Locking down your cloud, part 2: Optimizing Your Cloud for Maximum Success

| May 30, 2013

Many people believe that cloud platform performance can’t match the technical excellence of dedicated hardware. But in addition to benefits like mobility and cost savings, an optimized cloud can provide unmatched speed, scalability and reliability.

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Is performance still an issue in the cloud?

| May 30, 2013

The initial promise of cloud generated a lot of excitement particularly in the test and development worlds. It was easy to use and just as easy to dismiss. Although that gave way to disappointment as early adopters discovered most if not all of the familiar old problems around administration, networks and performance applied to the […]

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Optimizing your cloud for maximum success part 2: performance

| May 30, 2013

Many people believe that cloud platform performance can’t match the technical excellence of dedicated hardware. But in addition to benefits like mobility and cost savings, an optimized cloud can provide unmatched speed, scalability and reliability.  

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What do new card data protection standards mean for your business?

| May 29, 2013

Steep penalties make card data protection a high stakes proposition and, as many will no doubt be aware, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Council is due to publish a revision to the standard in October this year, making PCI top of mind in 2013.  

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When it comes to your infrastructure, security is more than skin deep

| May 21, 2013

Without the internal and external safeguards working in conjunction, your vulnerability will spike and your performance will suffer as a by-product — two things you can’t afford to have happen. Here’s a look at why security on the inside as just as vital as security on the perimeter.  

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First High Performance Cloud Benchmarks Unveiled

May 14, 2013

Study highlights need for transparency in the cloud Dallas, TX – May 14, 2013 — Until now, there have been very little verifiable, objective cloud performance benchmarks. FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, has again bridged an important gap for enterprises that require a cloud they can trust before they’ll even consider moving production workloads […]

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The new PCI SSC guidelines: Separating the cloud from the fog

| May 13, 2013

The truth is somewhere in between. With the right skills and technologies, the cloud can indeed be engineered to keep data secure. Security challenges exist, yes, but merchants can overcome them by working with a cloud service provider (CSP) who knows how to optimize security and deliver a service model that fits their risk and […]

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The new Omnibus rule: How will it impact healthcare IT vendors?

| April 29, 2013

As a modification of HIPAA’s previous requirements, this new ruling impacts the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules – and that can mean significant change for many healthcare IT vendors.  

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Dangerous Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks Up 132 Percent Since Q1 2012

April 23, 2013

FireHost’s New IP Reputation Management filters block hack attempts from more than one million known attackers Infosecurity Europe 2013, London, UK – April 23rd, 2013 — Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has announced today its Q1 2013 web application attack statistics, detailing the type and number of the most dangerous cyberattacks blocked by the firewalls […]