Malwarebytes Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the Third Year in a Row
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 18, 2017 – Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced that it ranks 847th on the 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses.
“We continue to push boundaries in an effort to provide businesses and consumers with protection from the most dangerous cyberthreats,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “Through dedicated research and product innovation we launched several new solutions to keep Internet users safe this year, including our proprietary next-gen anti-ransomware technology. To be recognized for our efforts as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the U.S. is an honor.”
In December of 2016, Malwarebytes announced the release of Malwarebytes 3, a first of its kind platform employing four independent technology modules—anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit, and malicious website protection—to block and remove both known and unknown threats. Shortly after, in June 2017, the company announced the release of its enterprise cloud platform.
The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 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.
“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000.
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Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia and a global team of threat researchers and security experts. For more information, please visit us at https://www.malwarebytes.com/.
Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
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