DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2012) - FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announced it has been named a winner in the Enterprise Service of the Year category for the Best in Biz Awards. These awards are the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and analysts, contributing to its elite level of recognition among the top industry influencers. FireHost earned the bronze award, because the company fills a significant hole in the enterprise market -- the need for ultimate security and performance in a public cloud environment.
Winners of the Best in Biz Awards 2012 were chosen by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, USA Today, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, PC Magazine, and ReadWriteWeb. More than 400 entries were received in this year's awards program from public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and regions in the U.S. and Canada.
While most enterprises have the budgets available to build their own internal cloud environments, they often don't possess the internal security, compliance, or performance expertise to adequately build, implement, and properly secure cloud infrastructure. FireHost offers PCI and HITRUST CSF compliant public cloud hosting with premium features including virtual and Web application firewalls, network isolation, DDoS protection, secure VPN access, and three tiers of secure storage, for some of the top brands including 3M, Farmers Insurance, Johns Hopkins University, and many Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies.
"Recognitions like this award underscore how important cloud security is to the enterprise, and that FireHost is leading the charge to solve the immense challenge of cybercrime," says Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "It's humbling to be selected by this judging panel of top industry influencers who understand one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing businesses today. FireHost is honored to be a recipient."
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, HITRUST CSF, 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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About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by independent panels of members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs during the calendar year: U.S. and Canada, EMEA, and International. Any organization from any industry boasting demonstrated success in the awards program's region can enter any of the more than 50 company, department or team, executive and product categories. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2013 EMEA are being accepted from all companies based in or operating in Europe, Middle East and Africa until January 17, 2013. For more information about the entry process and categories in all three programs, please visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.