Sword & Shield Ranks No. 35 in Washington Technology Fast 50

Washington Technology Fast 50KNOXVILLE, TN – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security has made the Washington Technology’s Fast 50 fastest-growing small businesses in the government market for the third year in a row and is the only Tennessee company to make the list.

Sword & Shield, an information security-consulting firm based in Knoxville, TN, ranked No. 35 on this year’s list with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 78.4 percent. The company debuted at No. 6 in 2007 with a five-year compound annual growth rate of 131.52 percent and ranked No. 9 last year with a growth rate of 138.32 percent.

The annual Fast 50 list recognizes the fastest growing small businesses in the government market, and this year’s winners boast five-year compound annual growth rates that start at 60.2 percent for the No. 50 company.

“We are pleased to be recognized on the fast growth list for a third year in a row. Despite a difficult economy we have continued to enjoy sustained growth. Our success can be attributed to the commitment of our associates and partner companies to deliver the best value in security for our federal customers.”

The Fast 50 companies are ranked on how fast their government revenues grew from 2004 through 2008. This includes federal, state and local revenues. To qualify, companies need to have a minimum of $100,000 in government revenue in 2004. They also had to meet the federal government criteria for a small business.

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security is based in Knoxville, with an office in Washington D.C., and clients in multiple industries, including state and local government, retail corporations, education, health care, manufacturing companies, banking and energy and utility companies.

Sword & Shield is an information security consulting company providing services in security, compliance, risk assessment, policy development, and consultation including penetration testing, network vulnerability assessment, PCI audits, HIPAA and GLB audits, security policy, security forensics, and product installation. With customers worldwide from an array of industries, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is a proven global provider of security solutions. Dozens of security product lines are offered through the SecureHQ.com e-commerce division. Sword & Shield is also a federal prime contractor, with network security services available on GSA Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-0772R) and network security products available through NASA SEWP IV contract (NNG07DA21B)

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

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