Accuvant, a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, announced today that is has been named one of fastest growing private companies by Inc., a business magazine for entrepreneurs.
Inc. ranked Accuvant No. 1,251 on its third annual Inc. 5000 list, which represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Consumer electronics maker Vizio, Internet giant GoDaddy, rental car service Zipcar and beverage maker Honest Tea are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.
"Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate," said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. "That's why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year."
Accuvant is a leading information security, risk and compliance management consulting firm. The company was founded in 2002 by a group of security veterans who saw the need for comprehensive security solutions that bridged the gap between product vendors and end users by combining best in class technology with expert consulting services.
"We are very pleased to once again have been named to Inc.'s fastest growing private company list," said Scott Walker, vice president of strategic planning for Accuvant. "This is the third year in a row Accuvant has received this prestigious distinction. We believe our accelerated growth and continued success in the information security industry is a direct result of our extremely talented employees, continuously high levels of customer service and ability to tailor solutions that meet our clients' unique and complex information security needs."
The 2009 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are also responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.
Accuvant is a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, with more than 2,000 customers across North America and Europe. The company's security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 24 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit www.accuvant.com.
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