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Use of Cross-Site Scripting Attacks Massively Increased at End of 2012

| January 29, 2013

Blocking over 64 million cyber attacks, FireHost’s Q4 2012 web application threat statistics show that between October and December 2012 in the US and Europe, three of the main four attack types rose in volume.  

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Benchmarking for a Better Cloud

| January 21, 2013

Cloud infrastructure can be sophisticated enough to go head to head against even the most robust dedicated infrastructure. This is why the current transitional landscape from dedicated server farms to cloud infrastructures has expanded the conversation.  

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Three Security Must-Haves for 2013

| January 15, 2013

Evolving security threats are demanding that protective solutions develop just as rapidly – or faster. It’s not enough to stick to the same generic security measures you’ve always assumed were working, and hope for the best.  

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FireHost CEO, Chris Drake, Awarded University Of North Texas Distinguished Young Alumni Award

December 12, 2012

Dallas, Texas – December 12, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting provider, FireHost, today announced that CEO and founder, Chris Drake, has been honored by the University of North Texas (UNT) as a 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient. The award was created in 2011 to recognize alumni under the age of 40 for distinguished career […]

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How to Properly Wield the Weapon of Encryption

| December 11, 2012

Insight from FireHost’s security team. Among the everyday news of security breaches, there is one recent incident that brought to light a certain vulnerability we often take for granted – encrypted data.  

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How to Ensure Compliance in the Cloud Between Audits

| December 07, 2012

Organizations that use cloud infrastructures cannot go on faith alone when it comes to compliance standards such as PCI and HIPAA. Hackers know as well as any IT pro that audits occur only once or twice a year.  

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Paul Burns | Neovise

December 01, 2012

FireHost mentioned in Neovise Cloud Predictions and Trends for 2013. Another cloud provider, FireHost, is an innovator in the security space. They include capabilities such as hardened operating systems, vetted security patches, managed antivirus and a logging service which allows cloud customers to review what sort of attacks may have been attempted on their services – […]

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Zachary McClung | Structure Research

September 01, 2012

FireHost one of 42 i2Coalition Founding Members  Today, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) marked its official launch with a video announcing the group’s formation from i2Coalition co-founder and Board Chair Christian Dawson.  With 42 current member companies, i2Coalition is comprised of key players representing global and U.S. Internet infrastructure providers and related tech firms. 

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Philbert Shih | Structure Research

August 01, 2012

FireHost has partnered with DNS hosting specialist Dyn and fully integrated the service with FireHost’s platform. Dyn has a global network of 17 PoPs on five continents. It basically acts as a traffic cop for FireHost, it routes DNS requests to the most optimal node on its network.  

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Philbert Shih | Structure Research

August 01, 2012

FireHost landed a new customer for its UK-based data centre. The new customer is Mind Candy, based in Shoreditch, UK. Mind Candy is a children’s entertainment company. Mind Candy moved its e-commerce infrastructure to FireHost.