SOURCE: FishNet Security

November 13, 2006 07:55 ET

FishNet Security Celebrates a Decade of Providing Information Security Solutions

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- In 1996 when information security was simply about firewalls, entrepreneur Gary Fish started a small business in his basement. With little financing he sought to provide information security solutions that would improve all facets of business and government. Now 10 years later, FishNet Security has grown into a nation-wide Information Security Solutions provider with more than 200 employees, 25 offices and nearly $200 Million in revenue.

"When FishNet started 10 years ago, I never imagined it would be this big. We have gone from a small home-based business selling firewalls for companies like Check Point Software and Internet Security Systems, to a full scale security solutions provider offering a multitude of products and services," said Gary Fish, Founder and CEO of FishNet Security.

After tremendous profitable growth in the central region of the United States for the past ten years, FishNet became a national player by acquiring two similarly successful information security companies this year. In March 2006 FishNet acquired California-based SiegeWorks, followed by Virginia-based True North Solutions' commercial and professional services divisions in July 2006.

"FishNet Security represents one of North America's best information security solutions providers," said Jerry Ungerman, Vice Chairman of Check Point Software. "It's very gratifying to see one of our very first partners achieve continued growth and success for an entire decade and we look forward to partnering with FishNet Security for many more years to come," said Ungerman.

Ten years ago there were only a few players focused on information security according to Gary Fish. He attributes the company's success to having the vision to get in during the early stages and stay true to the focus of information security. He also attributes the company's success to having great associates, solid accounting principles, and maintaining slow organic growth through the critical early years.

"FishNet Security undoubtedly has an excellent and longstanding reputation in the information security industry," said Tom Noonan, General Manager of IBM Internet Security Systems. "We are proud to align our products with a company that has spent an entire decade solely focused on providing information security solutions to our nation's businesses and government."

During the past 10 years, FishNet Security has received numerous awards and accolades from industry publications, technology partners, and the communities in which its offices reside. Most recently, FishNet was honored as RSA Security's Partner of the Year for 2006.

About FishNet Security

FishNet Security is the nation's most respected security solutions provider. FishNet Security expertise includes information security strategy, continuous risk and application assessment, planning, implementation, management, training and support -- enabling businesses to meet their unique security needs. Since 1996, FishNet has offered information security services and products to global enterprises, government agencies, and small-medium sized businesses. For more information about FishNet Security, please visit us at

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