SOURCE: FishNet Security

FishNet Security

May 19, 2010 10:00 ET

FishNet Security Kicks Off 2010 With Exceptional First Quarter, 47 Percent Revenue Growth and New Enterprise Customers

Successful Growth Strategy Started in 2009 Includes Acquisitions, Expansion Into Infrastructure Market and Addition of Industry Leaders to Management Team

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  FishNet Security, the nation's leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support, and training, today announced that it opened up 2010 with a remarkable first quarter, recording a 47 percent revenue increase over Q1 of 2009, as well as welcoming over 150 new accounts into its customer fold. This continued momentum, which started in 2009, was driven by the addition of an Infrastructure line of business, additional consulting and managed services offerings, and continued demand for cost-effective information security products and solutions that respond to growing compliance demands and evolving cyber threats.

In 2009, FishNet Security experienced double-digit growth in revenues, added over 800 enterprise customers to its 4,500-strong customer base, and significantly increased its industry footprint through the acquisition of Acuity Solutions. In late 2009, FishNet Security expanded its executive team to include Steve Messick, former Symantec senior vice president of sales, and Mark Williams, former CFO of Mediware. Steve Messick joins FishNet Security's leadership team as the Senior Vice President in charge of services. During Messick's 27 year career he has provided leadership to sales organizations with more than 2,000 members, consistently exceeded business expectations, and effectively managed mergers and acquisitions to support sales objectives and business strategies. Also joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer is Mark Williams. Williams brings to FishNet Security over 17 years of experience working with both publicly traded and privately held software and technology companies. He also spent more than 10 years with public accounting firms, where he gained significant experience with mergers, acquisitions and capital markets.

"The economy has been tough on everyone, but it didn't stop us from exceeding our goals for 2009. Our companywide commitment to providing customers with cutting-edge solutions and quality services that respond to their security and compliance needs was responsible for driving our success. To accomplish this, it takes what we have: dedicated employees, a strong leadership team, new offerings, and a successful acquisition strategy," said Gary Fish, FishNet Security CEO. "We are even more excited about our growth potential for the remainder of 2010. Our aggressive acquisition strategy and continued delivery of information security solutions and services that solve compliance problems, improve operational efficiency and reduce risk position us to exceed our goals for this year."

Throughout Q1, enterprise customers continued to engage FishNet Security to provide cost-effective, fully managed security services and consulting that meet the need to increase operational efficiency and reduce risk in the face of lay-offs, increasing numbers of security threats, and more-demanding compliance regulations. Retail industry giants relied on FishNet Security to help them ensure compliance with the PCI DSS, which requires paymentcard processors to take specific steps to protect sensitive customer information. In addition, the digital healthcare records revolution motivated healthcare providers to turn to FishNet Security for cost-effective solutions and services to protect patient information and to ensure HIPAA compliance.

FishNet Security Highlights of the Past Six Months:

  • Becoming the first North American infrastructure solutions provider to achieve "Elite" level partner status in the Juniper Networks J-Partner Service Provider Infrastructure (SPI) Program. The designation further validates FishNet Security's expertise in providing Juniper infrastructure services, products and solutions to tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 service providers.
  • Combining Symantec Managed Security Services with FishNet Security's team of qualified experts, enterprise customers, and government agencies to enable customers to improve compliance and minimize the risk of data loss while improving operational efficiency.
  • Announcing the availability of new managed SIEM services and of training products that respond to PCI DSS and HIPAA regulatory demands.
  • Receiving new accreditations from Visa as a Qualified Incident Response Assessor (QIRA) and from MasterCard as a Qualified Forensic Investigator (QFI).
  • Adding an Infrastructure Division to the company's lines of business, which in addition to Infrastructure, include Information Assurance, Security Integration, Staff Augmentation, 24/7 Support, Managed Security Services, Training, and Security and Technology Value-Added Reseller.
  • Winning multiple industry awards:
    • Proofpoint Partner of the Year 2010
    • Blue Coat Partner of the Year 2009
    • CRN State & Local Solution Provider of the Year 2009
    • Best of Westford Award in Computer Networking 2009
    • Juniper Business Partner of the Year 2009
    • Juniper J-Partner Implement Specialist 2009
    • Kansas City Champions of Business 2009
    • Check Point Partner of the Year 2009
    • Check Point Authorized Training Center Award 2009

About FishNet Security

FishNet Security is the number 1 provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. Organizations are opening their computing environments to accelerate business initiatives and are concerned about the increase in risk. With limited budget and resources to meet compliance requirements while staying on top of constantly changing threats, too many uninformed decisions are made that result in data breaches, negative publicity, damaged credibility, loss of customer confidence and revenue, decrease in shareholder value, and disruption of services. FishNet Security provides the most comprehensive security offering which enables clients to effectively manage risk, meet compliance requirements, and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency. Unlike Systems Integrators, Technology Resellers, and VARS who have limited offerings, security knowledge, and experience, FishNet Security is committed to information security excellence, has the most comprehensive offering and a track record of delivering quality solutions to over 4,500 clients nationwide. For more information visit

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