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Secure Hosting Firm FireHost Rebrands as Armor

FireHost, the Dallas-based cloud-hosting provider that has made security the focus of its business, announced on Monday that it is has rebranded as Armor.

FireHost, the Dallas-based cloud-hosting provider that has made security the focus of its business, announced on Monday that it is has rebranded as Armor.

Announced at VMworld 2015, the company said that it has extended the security and benefits of its FireHost Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to a variety of environments.

FireHost VPC is now known as Armor Complete — a fully integrated secure managed cloud, which delivers security, support and high-performance infrastructure via a single solution, the company said.

FireHost Renamed as ArmorKnown as a managed cloud company for security-conscious and compliance-driven customers, Armor now offers two specific solutions — Armor Complete and Armor Anywhere — to protect customers and their data workloads.

A core component of Armor’s expansion, Armor Anywhere is a security platform for public and private clouds, and customer-owned IT infrastructure. It currently includes two products — CORE and CORE+ — that help organizations balance internal Virtual Machine (VM) security, cost-effectiveness and cloud accessibility.

Armor’s secure and managed cloud infrastructure is still central to how it delivers many security controls, management and threat intelligence, the company said, and the delivery of existing managed cloud infrastructure, security and support remains unchanged.

“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,” said Chris Drake, Founder & CEO of Armor.

In April 2015, the company announced that it had secured $25 Million in a Series E round of funding. In June 2013, Armor raised $12 million in a Series D funding round, roughly nine months after the company announced that it had raised $10 million. Armor has raised a total of roughly $60 million, a majority coming from the Stephens Group, a family-owned private equity firm based in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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