SOURCE: FrontBridge Technologies

August 15, 2005 08:00 ET

FrontBridge Named One of Los Angeles' Fastest Growing Technology Companies in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program

Market-Leading Email Services Coupled With Global Distribution Channel Contribute to Triple Digit Revenue Percentage Growth

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- FrontBridge Technologies has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Los Angeles, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services firms. Scheduled to be announced at the Los Angeles awards dinner on September 13, Technology Fast 50 rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years (2000-2004).

Steve Jillings, President and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, credits innovative technology coupled with a global distribution model for the company's fast growth over the past five years. "We have been able to continually enhance our service set, for customers and partners, to address the global email security, compliance and availability needs of enterprises of all sizes. We are honored to be named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 program."

On July 20, 2005, Microsoft announced its intent to acquire FrontBridge Technologies.

"To rank on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, companies must have phenomenal revenue growth over five years," said Tim Lovoy, partner, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "FrontBridge has proven to be one of the fast-growth success stories in Los Angeles, and we applaud their vision and dedication to making their vision reality."

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2000 and $1,000,000 in 2004, must be public or private companies headquartered in North America, and 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.

Winners of the 15 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology companies. For more information on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.

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About FrontBridge Technologies

FrontBridge is a global provider of comprehensive secure messaging services. Its Total Message Management services ensure the security, compliance and continuity of all electronic messages, with fully-managed services for email and instant message archiving, spam filtering, virus scanning, encrypted email, policy enforcement and disaster recovery. Services are powered globally by the only load-balanced, fully redundant data centre network to demonstrate 100 percent historical uptime, on top of 99.999 percent service level guarantees. On July 20, Microsoft Corp. announced its intention to acquire FrontBridge. The company is based in Los Angeles, Calif., with offices in London, Paris, and Winnipeg. Its managed services are trusted and relied upon by more than 3,000 businesses across the globe and are available through the managed service industry's largest distribution partner network, including IBM, NEC, Sprint, VeriSign, Siemens Business Services, Inc., TELUS and Equant. For more information, visit us on the web at www.frontbridge.com.

Contact Information

  • For More Information, contact:
    Jeremiah Glodoveza
    Public Relations Manager
    FrontBridge Technologies
    310.754.3773
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    Mandy Mladenoff
    Senior Account Manager
    SHIFT Communications for FrontBridge
    415.591.8420
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