For the 3rd Time, DirectDefense Named to The 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the 3rd Time, DirectDefense Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Colorado-based managed security service provider ranks No.1224 with three-year sales growth of 395%

Englewood, Colo., August 15, 2018 – Today, Inc. magazine has named DirectDefense as No. 1224 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

DirectDefense, Inc. is an information security services company that provides penetration testing, compliance management, and 24/7 managed services. It has recently also been singled out as the 22nd highest-ranking security company in Colorado and the 14th fastest-growing privately-held security solutions provider. This marks the third consecutive year that DirectDefense has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list, having landed at No. 169 in 2017 and No. 341 in 2016.

“As global data privacy regulations such as GDPR come into effect to govern the way enterprises store, share, and dispose of sensitive data, increased demand for customized compliance services is the single biggest reason for our continued growth,” said DirectDefense President Jim Broome. “Our customers rely on our guidance to help them meet the ever-changing requirements of conducting business securely.”

The companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 have been unveiled online at, and the top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands today). These companies not only have been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists.

The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. Editor In Chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

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

About DirectDefense

DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 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

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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

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

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit


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