Denim Group Honored by Inc. Magazine's Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies —THE INC.500|5000

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Chosen by Inc. Magazine For The Fifth Year In A Row, Denim Group Ranks No. 4157 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 15%

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Secure software is becoming an increasingly critical priority for today’s organizations, especially as each of us grows more dependent upon these applications to run our daily lives.

Inc. magazine today ranked Denim Group NO. 4157 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. Denim Group joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“We appreciate being recognized for five years running as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine,” said John Dickson, Denim Group Principal. “Secure software is becoming an increasingly critical priority for today’s organizations, especially as each of us grows more dependent upon these applications to run our daily lives. We’re pleased to be in the position to help strengthen the security of this foundational layer in today’s evolving world.”

Denim Group provides secure application development services that are designed to ensure the needed layers of security and access control are built into web, cloud and mobile applications for its clients. Denim Group also secures the applications its clients have already built. With the mantra “build a world where software is trusted,” Denim Group's work has had an industry-wide impact that has increased consumer and corporate confidence in critical software.
In addition to these services, Denim Group also provides a wide range of e-Learning products to enable software engineers to further understand how to build security into these applications, and how to maintain that security through multiple upgrades of a product. Denim Group will also be releasing an open source vulnerability management product called ThreadFix, in September of 2012 to help today’s companies more easily manage the process of securing its applications during the application development lifecycle. Denim Group’s mission is to enable organizations to solve secure software concerns in a proactive manner to reap the benefits of creating new and innovative applications without exposing the company’s assets to undue risk.
In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Methodology
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. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

About Denim Group
Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm. The company builds custom large-scale software development projects across multiple platforms, languages and applications. What makes Denim Group unique is that the company brings significant core competencies in software security to the table, offering an innovative blend of secure software development, testing and training capabilities that protect a company's biggest asset, its data. Denim Group customers span an international client base of commercial and public sector organizations across the financial services, banking, insurance, healthcare and defense industries. Its depth of experience building large-scale software development systems in a secure fashion has made the company’s leaders recognized experts in their fields. Denim Group has been recognized as one of the 5,000 Fastest Growing Company’s by Inc. Magazine five years in a row, and has won multiple awards including its recent accolades as one of the best places to work in San Antonio. For more information about Denim Group visit http://www.denimgroup.com.

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.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. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

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