Optiv Security Predecessors Named Amongst Fastest Growing Private Companies in North America by Inc. Magazine

-- Accuvant’s 114 Percent Three-Year Growth Rate Nabs Ninth Consecutive Inc. 5000 Listing --

-- FishNet Security’s 85 Percent Three-Year Growth Rate Fosters Fifth Inc. 5000 Listing in Seven Years --

Denver – Aug. 25, 2015 Optiv Security, the nation’s largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider, today announced that Inc. magazine has named Optiv’s predecessor businesses – Accuvant and FishNet Security – amongst the fastest growing U.S. private companies for a three-year period ending Dec. 31, 2014. The 34th annual Inc. 5000 marks the ninth consecutive year for Accuvant’s inclusion on the exclusive ranking, an honor marked by only 97 companies since the listing’s inception, and the fifth time overall that FishNet Security has been included, which only 318 companies have achieved.

In 2014, Accuvant realized gross revenue of nearly $734 million with a three-year growth rate of 114 percent, while FishNet Security realized $779 million in revenue with an 85 percent three-year growth rate.

”Cyber security is a serious corporate risk affecting companies of all sizes and all industries. Most companies don’t have enough skilled cyber experts on staff and are challenged to find the right resources to help them adequately address their unique security concerns,” said Optiv chief executive officer Dan Burns. “This recognition underscores Accuvant’s and FishNet Security’s long and successful histories, which were built on innovation and putting clients first. Together, as Optiv, we have the combined strength to even better serve our clients at a time when our services have never been more needed. Our unique ability to deliver security programs that combine products and services, people, processes, strategies and tactics allows us to tightly partner with our clients, assemble the right solution for their specific needs, and apply it to their business priorities.”

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” said Inc. president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million.

About Optiv Security

Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, we have served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offer an extensive geographic footprint, and have premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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