Sword & ShieldAwards

2014

CRN Solution Provider 500

Sword & Shield enters its eighth year on the Solutions Provider 500 list, climbing to No. 137 on the elite roster.

Formerly known as the VAR 500, the UBM Channel’s CRN SP500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed services.

Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2013.

Last year, Sword & Shield was ranked at No. 157 on the list

CRN 500 Solution Provider

2013

CRN Solution Provider 500

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc., a Knoxville, TN-based information security service provider, enters its seventh year on the Solutions Provider 500 list, placing at No. 157 on the elite roster.

Formerly known as the VAR 500, the UBM Channel’s CRN Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed services. The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company’s forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that build practices around data centers and virtualization while offering software integration and application development.

“To effectively address the constantly changing security and compliance landscape requires paying attention to the customer – what their environment is, what their concerns are, what their risk appetite is,” said Sword & Shield President and CEO John McNeely. “We are always seeking innovative solutions in information security so that we can deliver one of the things our customers desire most – peace of mind. Being recognized as one of the leading solution providers in North America absolutely validates the time and energy our associates have invested in making our customer-centered approach such a success.”

CRN 500 Solution Provider

Inc. 5000

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is once again ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list, making 2013 the eighth year the information security company has earned a spot on the list.

The company posted revenue of nearly $123 million in 2012, placing Sword & Shield at number 4018 on the list. The company posted a three-year growth rate of 67 percent.

Sword & Shield first appeared on the 2006 list, making it one of only a handful of companies in the country to achieve that sustainability. The company received a Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree award in 2010.

Inc. 5000

2012

CRN Fast Growth 100

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. has been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States by the UBM Channel for the sixth year in a row.

With a two-year growth rate of 93 percent and a net sales revenue of $142 million, Sword & Shield secured the 65th position on the Computer Reseller News (CRN) Fast Growth 100 List.

The annual list features the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry based on two years’ growth of net sales from calendar year 2009 to calendar year 2011. Fast Growth 100 companies are considered some of the best and brightest of the channel — companies that have managed to fight strong economic headwinds to achieve impressive revenue growth over the past two years.

CRN Fast Growth 100

Inc. 500/5000

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. has moved up to No. 1375 on the 2012 Inc. 500/5000, besting the company’s No. 1609 showing last year. This makes the seventh consecutive year Sword & Shield has appeared on the list.

The company posted revenue of more than $142 million and a three-year growth rate of 222 percent in 2011. Sword & Shield first appeared on the list at No. 214 in 2006. In 2007, the company was ranked at 426, at 563 in 2008 and at 3,647 in 2009.

Inc. 5000

CRN Solutions Provider 500

Sword & Shield continues its streak on the Solutions Provider 500 list for the sixth year in a row by placing No. 132 on the elite roster.

Formerly known as the VAR 500, the UBM Channel’s CRN Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services.

The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company’s forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that build practices around data centers and virtualization while offering software integration and application development.

CRN 500 Solution Provider

2011

Pinnacle Business Awards Winner

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security was named by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce as the winner of the Small Business Excellence Award category of the 2011 Pinnacle Business Awards.

The Small Business Excellence Award honors a small business with 50 or fewer employees that has consistently grown its work force and revenue and has overcome obstacles, including access to capital, operational efficiency, control of expenses, customer loyalty and distribution.

The Pinnacle Business Awards have been recognizing outstanding businesses and businesspeople from throughout East Tennessee since 2005. Under the guardianship of the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors, the award has quickly become a symbol of excellence within the East Tennessee business community with 46 award winners.

2011 Pinnacle Business Award Winner

2011 Inc. 500/5000

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. has moved up 997 spots to No. 1609 on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list, marking the sixth year in a row the company has appeared on the list.

With a 2010 revenue of more than $139 million and a three-year growth rate of 170 percent, Sword & Shield jumped from its ranking of No. 2,606 last year. Sword & Shield first appeared at number 214 on the list in 2006. In 2007, the company was ranked at 426, at 563 in 2008 and at 3,647 in 2009.

Inc 2011 500/5000

2011 VAR Business 500

Sword & Shield is the highest ranked Tennessee company to appear on the 2011 VAR Business 500 List, coming in at number 133 and appearing on the list for the fifth year in a row.

The VAR Business 500 list is an overall ranking of North American Value-Added Resellers (VARs) determined by gross worldwide revenue for the previous year. Sword & Shield’s gross revenue was up from $73.6 million in 2009 to $139.1 million in 2010.

VAR 500

2010

Inc. 5000

This is the fifth straight year Sword & Shield has earned a position on the Inc. 500 or Inc 5000 lists of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Inc. 5000

2010 VAR Business List

Sword & Shield is the highest ranked Tennessee company to appear on the 2010 VAR Business 500 List, coming in at number 300.

The VAR Business 500 list is an overall ranking of North American Value-Added Resellers (VARs) determined by gross worldwide revenue for the previous year. Sword & Shield’s gross revenue was up more than 66 percent – from $44.3 million in 2008 to $73.6 million in 2009. This is the fourth year Sword & Shield has earned a spot on the VAR 500 List.

Sword & Shield was recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing information technology companies in the United States by Computer Reseller News (CRN). With a fiscal year top-line revenue growth of nearly 43 percent over three years, Sword & Shield was ranked number 72 on the list. This is the fourth year Sword & Shield has earned a position on the CRN Fast Growth 100 List; although not consecutively.

VAR 500

2009

Inc. 5000

With a 2005 to 2008 fiscal year top-line revenue growth of more than 64.1 percent, Sword & Shield was ranked number 3,647 on the complete list. This is the fourth straight year Sword & Shield has earned a position on the Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Inc. 5000

VAR Business List

Ranked at 432, Sword & Shield, an information security-consulting firm based in Knoxville, is the only Tennessee company to be included on the VAR 500, an overall ranking of North American companies determined by gross worldwide revenue. Sword & Shield had more than $44 million in gross revenue in 2008 to achieve this position.

VAR 500

Washington Technology Fast 50

Sword & Shield ranks at #35 on Washington Technology Magazine’s list of the top 50 Small Business Government Contractors for 2009.

Washington Technology Fast 50

2008

Inc. 5000

This is the third straight year Sword & Shield has earned a position on the Inc. 5000: Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.

Inc. 5000

#402 on the VAR Business 500 List

The VAR Business 500 is an overall ranking of North American companies determined by gross worldwide revenue. Sword & Shield was ranked in at number 402 based on the company’s increase in the2007 fiscal year gross revenue of 33.1 percent. This is the 2nd year in a row Sword & Shield has earned a position on the VAR Business 500 List.

VAR 500

#57 on the CRN Fast Growth 100 List

Sword & Shield is recognized as one of the top 100 fast growth companies in the United States by Computer Reseller News (CRN) and the only Tennessee based company to make the list. With 2005 to 2007 fiscal year top-line revenue growth of over 91% Sword & Shield was ranked number 57 on the list. This is the third straight year Sword & Shield has earned a position on the CRN Fast Growth 100 List.

CRN Fast Growth 100

Washington Technology Fast 50

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security has made the Washington Technology’s Fast 50 fastest-growing small businesses in the government market for the second year in a row and is the only Tennessee company on the list. Sword & Shield, an information security-consulting firm based in Knoxville, TN, ranked No. 9 on this year’s list, with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 138.32 percent. The company debuted at No. 6 in 2007 with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 131.52 percent.

Washington Technology Fast 50

2007

Washington Technology Fast 50

Sword & Shield is #6 on Washington Technology Magazine’s list of the top 50 Small Business Government Contractors for 2007.

Washington Technology Fast 50

Inc. 500

Sword & Shield ranks 426 on Inc. Magazine’s list for the fastest growing privately held companies in the US. Also ranked #45 in IT Services. The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage growth from 2003 to 2006. Sword & Shield Enterprise Security’s growth from 2003 to 2006 is 672.5%.

Inc. 5000

VAR Business 500 list

Sword & Shield ranks 399 on the VAR Business’ annual awards for the top 500 business and technology integrators.

VAR 500

CRN’s Fast Growth 100 Solution Providers

Sword & Shield ranks as #7 on Computer Reseller News’ list of the 100 fastest growing solution providers across all specialty areas and business models in the US.

CRN Fast Growth 100

2006

Inc 500

Sword & Shield ranks as 214 on Inc. Magazine’s list for the fastest growing privately held companies in the US. The Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage growth from 2002 to 2005. Sword & Shield Enterprise Security’s growth from 2002 to 2005 is 571.2%.

Inc. 5000

CRN Fast Growth 100 Solution Providers

Sword & Shield is #8 on the Computer Reseller News list of the fastest growing resellers in the US. Also ranked #1 Security Specialist on the list.

CRN Fast Growth 100

Tennessee Business Fast 50

Business Tennessee Magazine’s award for the 50 fastest growing companies in Tennessee.

2004

CRN Magazine Fast Growth Security Integrators

Special report profiling 10 solution providers that are experiencing fast growth in security.