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FireHost, Inc.

October 05, 2010 08:08 ET

FireHost Captures Managed Hosting Market for Healthcare Organizations; Major Academic Medical Centers Select FireHost as Secure Hosting Partner

FireHost Will Protect the Universities' Critical Medical Websites and Applications

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) - The Biostatistics Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine have selected FireHost, the leading secure, managed hosting provider, as their official Web host for special projects within their health care divisions. The websites and applications that FireHost will protect contain critical, confidential patient and research data that must remain secure.

Both Universities selected FireHost after conducting rigorous searches for a secure hosting provider that could achieve and maintain HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements. Multiple layers of prevention protect every client within FireHost's network, and the Web host is well versed in the additional precautions necessary to protect healthcare data for Duke and Johns Hopkins. Enterprise-grade Web hosting hardware including application level firewalls and DoS/DDoS mitigation devices are key components in providing a safe, HIPAA compliant-ready hosting environment for the Universities' critical data.

"Medical organizations realize a high probability for cybercrime exists, and they must take every precaution possible to prevent a data breach. FireHost has built a reputation among healthcare organizations for protecting sensitive information online," said Chris Drake, founder and CEO of FireHost. "We make it our priority to ward off vulnerabilities so Duke, Johns Hopkins, and all of our clients in healthcare can focus on what they do best, providing sophisticated research and patient care."

Duke's Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery has a Web application that stores patient data used to aid in the management and care throughout the program. James Alexander, systems analyst with the Duke Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery affirms, "There has never been a point in time in the field of healthcare service delivery that protection of patient information and privacy has been more important. Continually reviewing all of our systems and protections to make sure that we are well protected is yet another illustration of our primary commitment to our patients."

The Biostatistics Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was looking for secure hosting for their Web-based data collection application. The application collects health research data that requires a high level of security and scalability, and FireHost was the clear choice. "We evaluated many providers and FireHost was our top choice to meet our secure hosting needs," says Andre Hackman, faculty research associate of the Biostatistics Center. "Their support is the best we've ever worked with and the levels of security that they provide are unsurpassed. We have a great relationship with FireHost and I don't hesitate to recommend FireHost to colleagues that are looking for secure hosting."

FireHost has grown 150 percent in the first three quarters of 2010, and counts healthcare IT as one of its fastest growing segments along with Ecommerce and security companies. FireHost is an attractive, affordable alternative to traditional dedicated hosting. Medical SaaS providers and other professional services organizations that specialize in services that collect, store, and access protected patient information online have found the price, scalability, and protection they need with FireHost.

About FireHost, Inc.
FireHost, Inc. is a Dallas, Texas-based secure managed hosting company that delivers enterprise-quality hosting solutions. Specializing in protecting Web sites with compliance and high traffic needs, FireHost makes hacker 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 Web sites, Web applications, and other valuable data.

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