|By Marketwire .||
|September 25, 2012 08:18 AM EDT||
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/25/12 -- FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, announces that it received a Bronze Stevie Award® in the category of Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 100 Employees in the 10th Annual American Business Awards(SM). The company was recognized for its outstanding achievements in providing its customers' websites and applications exceptional uptime, performance, and protection from hackers.
The American Business Award judging panel based the company's win on its achievements in 2011. Those accomplishments dealt with launching the Payment Card Industry's first PCI DDS 2.0 compliant public cloud hosting platform, introducing these forward-thinking solutions to the European market, making end-roads into tiered storage options and customer transparency that allows clients to readily view the types of attacks their websites and applications are protected from in real-time.
"Winning a Stevie Award is an honor, and we are especially pleased to be recognized in a category that deals with technology innovation. Since FireHost's inception, we have focused on staying ahead of the technology curve in order to protect our clients' websites and application data," said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "Our achievements in 2011 laid a great foundation for what we're doing in 2012, which focuses on ensuring businesses around the globe experience the security we are known for, as well as enterprise-grade performance and business continuity solutions."
The American Business Awards -- nicknamed the Stevies -- are the nation's premier business awards program, choosing this year from a candidate pool of more than 3,000 entries. Judges evaluated organizations from both the private and public sector in a wide range of categories including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
"We're delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives in the ABA's new product and tech awards categories," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "It's gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year's competition."
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.