DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) - FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announced that it has successfully achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). In doing so, FireHost has attained certification from what is considered to be the most widely used program for assessing the security posture of business associates and managing third-party compliance. FireHost proactively secured the certification based on its unerring commitment to securing electronic personal health information (ePHI) from malicious cyber-attacks that become more sophisticated every year. FireHost offers HIPAA-ready cloud hosting options for healthcare customers that need to meet the stringent compliance standards required of the industry.
"While many organizations say they meet compliance standards, it's very hard to prove. By obtaining this certification, FireHost has been audited by an independent, third party HITRUST CSF Assessor and has confirmed that it meets the requirements of the CSF," said Kurt Hagerman, director of global compliance at FireHost. "The HITRUST CSF certification is another way FireHost shows its commitment to the healthcare industry."
HITRUST was established out of the belief that information security should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program provides multiple benefits to both healthcare organizations and their business associates by offering a common and efficient approach to managing security assessments associated with multiple and varied assurance requirements.
"HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment," said Daniel Nutkis, chief executive officer of HITRUST. "We are pleased that FireHost has taken the steps necessary to achieve HITRUST CSF Certified status, and we expect their customers to have confidence in this designation."
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. http://www.firehost.com
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