FireHost Rebrands to Armor, Sharpening Cybersecurity Focus

Nicole Henderson, Contributor

August 31, 2015

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FireHost Rebrands to Armor, Sharpening Cybersecurity Focus



This article originally appeared at The WHIR

FireHost has rebranded to Armor, reflecting a shifting focus to security and compliance solutions, rather than cloud hosting, according to an announcement on Monday. As part of the announcement, Armor is extending its FireHost Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to a variety of environments.

FireHost VPC is now known as Armor Complete and is a fully integrated secure managed cloud that meets compliance requirements like PCI, HIPAA and HITRUST.

“For too long the industry stood idle watching the manifestation of a wide-scale cybersecurity problem that forced organizations to procure, integrate and manage point solutions in-house in an attempt to defend themselves from cyberattacks,” Chris Drake, founder and CEO, Armor said. “This approach is expensive and grossly ineffective. The announcement of Armor is in direct response to today’s threat landscape and the logical evolution for our company to stand between our customers and the threats that seek to disrupt their businesses.”

Armor Anywhere is “central to Armor’s expansion,” the company says, and delivers cybersecurity to both public and private clouds and on-premise infrastructure. Armor Anywhere is available on a number of third-party cloud environments including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, SoftLayer, VMware, HP Helion and more. It currently includes two products – CORE and CORE+.

Earlier this month, FireHost announced that its managed security as a service offering, then called FireHost Armor, was available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace to help secure multi-cloud environments.

According to its website, CORE offers features such as VM hardening, patch management, log and event management, anti-malware management, file integrity monitoring and vulnerability scans. CORE+ includes all these features, plus additional capabilities such as managed OS support, performance-tuning, application consulting and more.

“Enterprises are facing a growing challenge of sifting through myriad choices on where to host their workloads and how to effectively secure them,” Michael Suby, VP of Research, Stratecast, Frost & Sullivan said in a statement. “This is forcing them to elevate their security expertise. However, for many this is unattainable due to the shortage in information security talent, constantly evolving cyberthreats and an unsustainable number of security technologies that they have in place now but cannot manage reliably. Armor solves this dilemma by providing robust, holistic security solutions that span private and public clouds and private data centers. For enterprises, they can choose their workload-hosting locations without uncertainty on how they will secure them.”

In April, FireHost raised $25 million in Series E funding, led by The Stephens Group, its longtime investment partner.

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About the Author(s)

Nicole Henderson

Contributor, IT Pro Today

Nicole Henderson covers daily cloud news and features online for ITPro Today. Prior to ITPro Today, she was editor at Talkin' Cloud (now Channel Futures) and the WHIR. She has a bachelor of journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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