Sword & Shield Ranks 133 on VAR500 List

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is once again the highest ranked value-added reseller in Tennessee to make the elite VAR500 List.

Featuring the highest producing technology integrators and solution provider organizations in the IT channel, the Everything Channel’s VAR500 rankings consider earnings from hardware sales, software sales and managed IT services. Sword & Shield jumped from 300 in 2010 to 133 this year.

The company’s gross revenue is up from $73.6 million in 2009 to $139.1 million in 2010.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as a top performing solution provider by the VAR500,”  Sword & Shield President and CEO John McNeely said. “In this challenging economy we have seen the need for effective security solutions continue to rise. The fact that our customer base continues to grow is attributed to the expertise, innovation, and customer commitment of all Sword & Shield associates.”

“The VAR500 is a list of the largest value-added resellers, solution providers and integrators in North America by revenue size. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2010. The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for the Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners.  Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”

 The 2011 VAR500 list was announced at the VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with VAR500 companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships.  Held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriot in Jacksonville, Florida, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America.

A sample of the VAR500 list will be published in print and online at www.crn.com on June 20.

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