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For the 3rd Time, DirectDefense Named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Colorado-based managed security service provider ranks No. 1224 with
three-year sales growth of 395%

DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that
provides penetration testing, compliance management, and 24/7
managed services
, announced today that Inc. magazine has
named DirectDefense
No. 1224 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious
ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company
has also been singled out as the 22nd highest-ranking company in
Colorado and the 14th fastest-growing privately held security solutions
provider. This marks the third consecutive year that DirectDefense has
appeared on the Inc. 5000 list, having landed at No. 169 in 2017 and No.
341 in 2016.

"As global data privacy regulations such as GDPR come into effect,
governing the way enterprises store, share, and dispose of sensitive
data, increased demand for customized compliance services is the single
biggest reason for our continued growth," said DirectDefense President
Jim Broome. "Our customers rely on our guidance to help them meet the
ever-changing requirements of conducting business securely."

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at
Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue
of Inc. (available on newsstands today), been very competitive within
their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared
with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year
average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The
Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for
664,095 jobs over the past three years. 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.

"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it's unparalleled recognition of
your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor in chief James
Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay.
What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the
forces that shape our lives."

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies
within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent
small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell,
Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many
other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees
of the Inc. 5000.

About DirectDefense

DirectDefense, named one of America's fastest growing small private
companies in 2017 and 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is an information security
services and 24/7 managed services provider headquartered in Englewood,
CO, with locations across the United States. Founded in 2011 on more
than 50 years combined experience in information security, DirectDefense
works in close and honest partnership with clients to design a
personalized information security solution that works based on an
organization's specific needs. To learn more, visit www.directdefense.com.

About Inc. Media:

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. Winner of the National Magazine Award for
General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach
for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over
18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the
nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most
successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial
success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event
that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers
informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening
functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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