SOURCE: Citadel Security Software

October 19, 2005 14:24 ET

Citadel Security Software Ranked Number 172 Fastest Growing Technology Company in North America on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Attributes Its 1081% Revenue Growth to Unique Patent-Pending Technology and Market Shift

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- Citadel Security Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CDSS) today announced that it ranked Number 172 on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 2000-2004. Citadel Security Software grew 1081% during this period.

Citadel's CEO, Steve Solomon, credits Citadel's patent-pending technology and market shift to automated/preventive security with the company's 1081% revenue growth over the past five years. "Enterprises are now coming to terms with the fact that the only sure way to secure critical infrastructure and data is by implementing a preventative solution such as Citadel's Hercules. Our growth is a reflection of an increasing realization among Enterprises of all sizes regarding the critical need for security vulnerability and policy compliance management," according to Solomon.

"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today's highly competitive technology industry," said Tony Kern, deputy national managing principal of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications industry practice. "We congratulate Citadel Security Software on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America."

In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, Citadel Security Software ranked 7th on the DFW Metroplex Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

Fast 500 Selection and Qualifications

The Fast 500 list is compiled from Deloitte's 15 regional North American Fast 50 lists, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2000 operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD for the United States and Canada, respectively, and 2004 operating revenues of at least $1 million USD or CD.

Entrants must be headquartered in North America and must be a "technology company," defined as a company that owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

About Citadel

Citadel Security Software (NASDAQ: CDSS) delivers security solutions that enable organizations to manage risk, reduce threats and enforce compliance with security policies and regulations. Citadel's proven architecture provides a business process to manage the increasing volume, frequency, and complexity of cyber security attacks. Citadel combines the world's largest active library of remediations spanning all classes of vulnerabilities with a proven delivery methodology to dramatically streamline vulnerability management and security compliance and provide ROI from the first use. Citadel solutions are used across the Department of Defense, at the Veterans Administration, and within other government and commercial organizations. For more information on Citadel, visit www.citadel.com, or call 888-8CITADEL.

About Deloitte

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Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. In the US, services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP.

Safe Harbor/Forward-looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements relate to future events or future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those indicated by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "forecast," "may," "will," "could," "should," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "believe," "potential" or other similar words indicating future events or contingencies. Some of the things that could cause actual results to differ from expectations are: uncertainties related to the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office; the possibility of other intellectual property rights held by third parties related to the technology; the economic and geopolitical environment; changes in the information technology spending trends; the uncertainty of funding of government and corporate information technology security projects; the variability of the product sales cycle, including longer sales cycles for government and large commercial contracts; the uncertainty that the company's prospective deals will result in final contracts; the potential changes in the buying decision makers during a customer purchasing cycle; the complexities in scope and timing for finalization of contracts; the fluctuations in product delivery schedules; a lack of Citadel operating history; uncertainty of product development and acceptance; uncertainty of ability to compete effectively in a new market; the uncertainty of profitability and cash flow of Citadel; intellectual property rights and dependence on key personnel; economic conditions; the continued impact of terrorist attacks, global instability and potential U.S. military involvement; the competitive environment and other trends in the company's industry; the effects of inflation; changes in laws and regulations; changes in the company's business plans, including shifts to new pricing models that may cause delays in licenses; interest rates and the availability of financing; liability, legal and other claims asserted against the company; labor disputes; and the company's ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. For a discussion of these and other risk factors, see the company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2004 and the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005. All of the forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the risk factors discussed therein. These risk factors may not be exhaustive. The company operates in a continually changing business environment, and new risk factors emerge from time to time. Management cannot predict such new risk factors, nor can it assess the impact, if any, of such new risk factors on the company's business or events described in any forward-looking statements. The company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this report to conform them to actual results.

Editors Note: Citadel is a trademark and Hercules® is a registered trademark of Citadel Security Software.

Contact Information

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    Citadel Security Software
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