Sword & Shield Ranks on 2009 VAR Business 500 List

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc has earned a ranking on the newly-released VAR Business 500 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.

“We are honored to have our achievements recognized along with the top companies in the nation. As we all know 2008 and 2009 have been very challenging for the business and IT community,” said John P. McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield. “To maintain the level of performance and success we have achieved is a credit to all the hard-working associates of our company.”

The VAR Business 500 list is determined based on the financial performance of both private and public companies, including IT solution providers, system integrators, IT consultants and service providers. The selection process measures revenue generated by the sale of IT goods (hardware and software), software licensing, custom software sales, professional services and managed services.

Sword & Shield serves industries ranging from banking and finance, to retail, manufacturing, legal and healthcare sectors. The company’s services are relied upon by several key federal agencies and numerous Fortune 1000 companies.

Sword & Shield has received several awards in recent years, including ranking ninth on Washington Technology’s 2008 Fast 50 list, an overall ranking of individual company success within the government market. Additional industry recognition includes three consecutive years on the Inc. 500/5000 and CRN’s Fast Growth 100 lists.

Sword & Shield is an information security consulting company providing services in IT/GRC, risk assessment, policy development, and consultation in areas including penetration testing, network vulnerability assessment, PCI audits, HIPAA and GLB audits, security policy, security forensics and eDiscovery, and product integration. With customers worldwide from an array of industries, Sword & Shield is one of the worlds’ leading security companies.

For more information about Sword & Shield, please visit www.sses.net or call (865) 244-3500.

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