Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – Jauary 6, 2009 – Managed hosting provider and online backup company, FireHost, Inc., is making available an enterprise-level secure hosting solution, designed for SMBs, including best practices, policies, hardware and software.
Chris Drake, Founder of FireHost remarked, ”While we believe developers should secure their websites and applications as much as possible, it’s not reality. That’s why we made it our responsibility to inspect every kilobyte of traffic to and from our customers’ sites and enforce policies as needed for our customers and their site visitors’ protection.”
Within the last year, Internet security threats have completely changed their style. In the past, port vulnerabilities and services exposure were the biggest concerns. Firewalls solved those holes by simply blocking access to all unused ports. Now, the biggest vulnerability utilizes port 80 and 443. These ports can’t be blocked as port 80 is required for non-SSL website traffic and port 443 is require for sites with SSL. Hackers are attacking websites from the website themselves and companies without application security are having theirs and
their customers sensitive data stolen and sold on the black market.
In addition to data theft, the most common attack is SQL Injections. According to security vendor Sophos, 16,000 new websites are hit by the attacks every day. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, .NET, classic ASP, shopping carts, Community Server, PHPBB websites have all been hit with SQL Injections. FireHost’s Blog (www.fireblog.com) has a video available to see the impact of a SQL Injection that affected BusinessWeek’s website.
FireHost protects their customers from SQL Injections, Cross Site Scripting, Path Traversal, Bad User Agents, DOS attacks, and more. Customers receive automated reports for their protected websites and applications from all the allowed and blocked traffic. Application protection is available for both Managed Shared Hosting customers and Managed Dedicated Server customers.
FireHost also provides continuous website vulnerability monitoring from within the FireHost network ensuring the site is getting tested without protection. All vulnerability testing is done in a manner that’s non-destructive to websites and databases.
Ken Richardson, Security Engineer at FireHost remarked. ”The only true way to test vulnerabilities is to attack the website from within the security zone. Doing this provides our clients the piece of mind that we’re finding their websites’ weaknesses.”
For qualified businesses who are concerned that their website is vulnerable, FireHost provides a Hacker Report for no charge.
FireHost, Inc. is based in Dallas, Texas and focuses on delivering enterprise quality fast and secure managed web hosting to SMBs. Specializing in website security and high traffic needs, FireHost’s engineers ensure all customers are not only protected but that their website or web application is delivered as fast as possible.
To learn more, please visit: www.firehost.com.