SOURCE: FireHost


August 22, 2012 09:18 ET

FireHost CEO and Founder, Chris Drake, Named to Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40" List

Award Recognizes Both Business and Community Contributions to Dallas Area

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, today announced that CEO and founder, Chris Drake, has been recognized as one of the most accomplished Dallas-area businesspeople under the age of 40.

This year's Dallas Business Journal "40 Under 40" award recognizes executives who excel in their respective companies and industries, and show dynamic leadership in their communities. Drake was selected by the publication's editorial team and a panel of previous winners, who are well versed on what the combination of business success and commitment to the North Texas community looks like. Awards will be presented at a special cocktail reception on Thursday, August 23rd at the Granada Theater.

"Our entire team is pleased that FireHost's contributions have been recognized within the Dallas area," said Drake. "We help make cloud hosting a viable technology platform for businesses of all sizes. It's rewarding to watch the company grow and innovate in a way that supports and secures businesses around the world."

FireHost protects thousands of customers every day, including many Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 businesses such as 3M, Hamilton Beach, and Farmers Insurance Group. The company anticipates strong growth to continue in both the US and Europe throughout 2012.

Drake has led FireHost to be recognized as the industry's leading secure cloud hosting company. Over the past 12 months, FireHost has blocked more than 50 million attempted hacks for its customers, secured $10MM in series B funding, opened a European headquarters, and been lauded by analyst firms for its approach to securing cloud data. Gartner recognized FireHost as "One to Watch" in its Cloud Hosting and Managed Hosting Magic Quadrants, and has named the company in its "Cool Vendor" report, citing its innovation and accomplishments.

About FireHost

FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company focused on protecting companies' sensitive data and brand reputations 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. For more information, visit

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