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Heather Ripley
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Sword & Shield Enterprise Security Makes CRN 2017 Solution Provider 500 List for 10th Year in a Row

Leading national cybersecurity firm continues placement in annual ranking of the largest and most successful North American solution providers


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. June 8, 2017 – Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list, an annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue.


“For a decade now, we’ve been recognized by CRN for our ability to provide advances in cybersecurity solutions to our clients,” said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. “This longevity speaks not only to the reputation we’ve built, but also to the trust our valued customers put in us and the quality of services our team members provide. Earning the Solution Provider 500 designation for the 10th year in a row is an accomplishment we’re proud to claim.”


McNeely also pointed out that maintaining a place on the Solution Provider 500 list requires continued effort and growth. 


“Over the past year we’ve reached several milestones, including becoming the federal government’s top insider threat vendor. As we continue to grow, we look to put Knoxville and East Tennessee squarely in the conversation as a national hub for cybersecurity innovation.”


The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995.


“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of over $318 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”


This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete list will be published on CRN.com, making it readily available to vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. 


To see the complete CRN Solution Provider 500 list, visit http://www.crn.com/sp-500/.  


About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with their dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, they connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, they draw from their deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. For more information, visit www.thechannelco.com.


About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security services, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and the public sector.


Sword & Shield hosts the EDGE Security Conference, a world-class cybersecurity conference where complex business problems meet real world solutions. EDGE2017 will take place on Oct. 17-18, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center. To learn more about EDGE2017 and to sign up, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/. 


For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.

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