Seven Times is a Charm: Sword & Shield Makes Inc. 5000 List Again

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.

“Our success is based on having great customers that value the partnership approach to security we provide.” Sword & Shield President and CEO John McNeely said. “We are honored to once again be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the top fastest growing private companies in the United States. This recognition exemplifies the commitment of all our associates to being the best at what we do.”, the online arm of Inc. magazine, announced its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country this week.

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011.

The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. The complete list can be viewed at:

Sword & Shield, an information security-consulting firm based in Knoxville, TN, also has offices in Washington, D.C., Memphis, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, OR and serves industries ranging from banking and finance, government, retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.  The company’s services are relied upon by several key federal agencies and numerous Fortune 1000 companies.

Sword & Shield provides services in risk and compliance, security testing, and forensics, e-discovery, and incident response. The company provides consultation for such services as penetration testing, network vulnerability assessments, PCI, HIPAA and GLBA audits and forensics investigations.

Dozens of security product lines are offered through the company’s e-commerce division. Sword & Shield is also a federal prime contractor with network security products available through NASA SEWP IV.

For more information about Sword & Shield, please fill out a consultation request or call us at 865-244-3500.

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