DirectDefense Joins the Elite Ranks as a Four-time Honoree of Inc.’s 5000 Ranking

Colorado-based managed security service provider ranks No.1987 with three-year sales growth of 202%

Englewood, Colo., August 14, 2019 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides penetration testing, compliance management, and 24/7 managed services, announced today that Inc. magazine has named DirectDefense No. 1987 on its 38th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This marks the fourth consecutive year that DirectDefense has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list, having landed at No. 1224 in 2018, No. 169 in 2017 and No. 341 in 2016.

“We are thrilled about being in the elite company of those that have achieved this award for the past four year,” said DirectDefense President Jim Broome. “With an 202% growth over a three-year period, it’s been an exciting time for DirectDefense. The increased demand for customized security services is the single biggest reason for our continued growth. We work in close and honest partnership with clients to design a personalized information security solution that works based on an organization’s specific needs.”

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

About DirectDefense
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is an information security services and 24/7 managed services provider headquartered in Englewood, CO, with locations across the United States. Founded in 2011 on more than 50 years combined experience in information security, DirectDefense works in close and honest partnership with clients to design a personalized information security solution that works based on an organization’s specific needs. To learn more, visit www.directdefense.com.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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