DirectDefense Named to 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 List
Colorado-based managed service provider ranks No. 14 with 186.38% growth rate
Englewood, Colo., August 7, 2017 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides penetration testing, compliance management , and 24/7 managed services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named DirectDefense No. 14 on its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2017 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2014 and 2016, and the companies recognized represent a total, combined revenue of more than $16,717,688,643.
“Our services-led business model is focused on providing security strategies that work while including customized security solutions.This is the primary driver behind our triple-digit growth,” explained Jim Broome, president of DirectDefense.”Our deep heritage in penetration testing and security research gives customers the expertise they need to be prepared for the next cyberattack while also meeting their security goals. More recently, the addition of compliance consulting has helped us expand in such markets as financial and manufacturing.”
DirectDefense augments its security and compliance services with dedicated, 24/7 managed security services that help organizations reduce risk, prevent data breaches and avoid regulatory fines. The company has achieved its 186 percent growth rate organically, and has not taken on any investment capital during this time. In the second half of 2017, DirectDefense will continue its expansion on the East coast and Midwest.
“The companies on CRN’s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This remarkable group of solution providers has successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”
The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 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.
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