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‘Smokey Bear’ of cloud hosting FireHost protects enterprise from hacker fires

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Secure cloud hosting company FireHost raised $10 million in its third round of financing.

FireHost offers enterprise level solutions for large companies that need to protect their data. It uses virtualization technology, multiple layers of hacker protection, and compliance expertise to create a safe, high-performing, and scalable hosting platform.

The company has blocked more than 250 million hack attempts to date.

It primarily focuses on websites with high traffic needs and clients include large organizations across multiple industries, like eCommerce, SaaS and healthcare. Clients include HomeAway, Duke University, Fossil, ArcSight by HP, Farmers Insurance, and the Clinton Foundation. Startups and small businesses can use the platform as well.

FireHost has almost doubled in size from year to year, and this funding will go towards developing the infrastructure, expanding the product line, and entering new global markets.

Last year, FireHost took $10 million in a Series B investment to infiltrate Europe and open additional data center facilities. This most recent investment came entirely from previous investors The Stephens Group, LLC, and angel investors that have stuck with FireHost from its beginning in 2009.

FireHost is based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Phoenix, London, and Amsterdam.


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