Clearwater, Fla. (PRWEB) August 17, 2009
Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced its inclusion in Inc. Magazine's third annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. The 2009 Inc. 5000 offers a comprehensive look at the most independent-minded entrepreneurs in the country, and recognizes growth and innovation in the private sector.
"The Inc. 5000 gives a cross-industry picture of growing companies with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still demonstrating growth," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "Sunbelt's position as a leading provider in its industry, coupled with its history of year-over-year growth, makes it a prime example of the caliber of companies included on the list of the fastest-growing companies in the country."
"Over the past year, the pressures of the economic downturn have made Internet attacks more prevalent than ever, and financially motivated threats continue to rise," said Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software. "Thanks in large part to our VIPRE® next-generation anti-malware offering, Sunbelt gives enterprises and consumers the up-to-date computer security they need to be able to carry out their Internet activities in a safe environment. We continue to drive new innovations in the security industry and the honor of being included on the Inc. 5000 list is an indication that we're staying on the right track."
The 5000 companies that made the list reported total revenue in excess of $214 billion, up 16 percent from the previous year. The median annual revenue is over $10 million, and this year for the first time the total employment count of the listed companies exceeded one million.
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The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. The top 10 percent of companies on the list comprise the Inc. 500, now in its 28th year.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (http://www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars--the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list's alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23-25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, and to register, visit http://www.Inc5000event.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.
About Sunbelt Software
Headquartered in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Fla., Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and is a leading provider of Windows security software including enterprise antivirus, antispyware, email security, and malware analysis tools. Leading products include the VIPRE® and CounterSpy® product lines, Ninja™ Email Security, Sunbelt Exchange Archiver™, CWSandbox™, and Threat Track™.
For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company's website at http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com . To learn more about current activities, products, and ideas at Sunbelt Software, please visit Sunbelt's corporate blog at http://www.sunbeltblog.com .
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