GuidePoint Security Ranked Among the Top 3 Security Technology Companies in the Greater Washington Region by the Washington Business Journal

GuidePoint Security has been ranked No. 3 for two consecutive years by the Washington Business Journal in its Largest Security Technology Companies List. The rankings were published Friday, Oct. 27th. To view the list, click here.

The companies were ranked by 2016 metro-area revenue. To be eligible, companies had to have a presence in Washington D.C. metro region, including Herndon, Va.

Founded in 2011 by cybersecurity industry veterans, GuidePoint is a trusted security expert for security technologies and professional services. The company differentiates itself through its organizational structure, technological expertise, unrivaled customer service, and a vendor-agnostic approach.

“What an honor this is,” noted Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security’s Founder and Managing Partner. “Our continued success is possible because of the tremendous pool of highly skilled and talented individuals who make up our company team.”

“Customer services has always been number one for all of us. Our high placement on this list, for the second consecutive year, is a testament to our team’s hard work, innovation, and commitment to always providing the best solutions for our federal and commercial customers.”

In addition to the Washington Business Journal’s Largest Security Technologies List, GuidePoint was recently ranked #57 on the Washington Business Journal’s Private Companies list. To view the list, click here.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

About the Washington Business Journal

The Washington Business Journal is the #1 print and online source for Greater Washington area business news and information on the most successful people, companies and transactions in the region. Every Friday, the Business Journal arrives with an in-depth lineup of breaking local news stories, business profiles and valuable industry rankings. From technology and sustainability to small business, biotech, hospitality, real estate and banking, the Business Journal covers the most relevant and timely topics for the local business community. Washingtonbusinessjournal.com takes the Washington Business Journal brand known for its insight, analysis and high journalistic standards and extends it to the Internet. Thousands of established and up and coming executives visit washingtonbusinessjournal.com every day looking for the information they need to do business in the DC metro area.

GuidePoint Security Named to 2017 CRN Fast Growth 150 List

List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named GuidePoint Security to its 2017 Fast Growth 150 list. The list is CRN’s annual ranking of North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with gross sales of at least $1 million that have experienced significant economic growth over the past two years. The 2017 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2014 and 2016, and the companies recognized represent a total, combined revenue of more than $16,717,688,643.

“We are delighted to be included in the top 50 of such an esteemed group,” GuidePoint Security Founder and Managing Partner Michael Volk commented. “As the cybersecurity landscape continues to change, GuidePoint’s mission of assisting our clients and prospects to recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate their risks continues to be our principal focus,” Volk added.

“The companies on CRN’s 2017 Fast Growth 150 list are thriving in what is now a very tumultuous, demanding IT channel climate,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “This remarkable group of solution providers has successfully adapted to a landmark industry shift away from the traditional VAR business model to a more services-driven approach, outpacing competitors and emerging as true channel leaders. We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/fastgrowth150.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

About the Channel Company

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

GuidePoint Security Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

GuidePoint Security, of Herndon, Va. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named GuidePoint Security to its 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

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. 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.

CRN has also released its 2017 Solution Provider 500: Newcomers list, recognizing 58 companies making their debut in the Solution Provider 500 ranking this year.

“We’re really excited to be on this esteemed list again,” noted Founder and Managing Partner Michael Volk. “We’re even prouder of the fact GuidePoint moved up in rank, placing #134 for 2017. Providing the very best services and solutions to our customers has always been our number one priority,” Volk concluded.

“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.”

The complete 2017 Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.crn.com/sp500 and a sample from the list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

About the Channel Company

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

Lisa Morehouse of GuidePoint Named a Power 30 Solution Provider in CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel

GuidePoint Security LLC, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lisa Morehouse, Vice President of Operations, to its list of 2017 Power 30 Solution Providers, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list.

CRN’s editorial team selects Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. The Power 30 Solution Providers belong to an exclusive group drawn from this larger list: women leaders in solution provider organizations whose vision and influence are key drivers of their companies’ success and help move the entire IT channel forward.

Lisa Morehouse, who joined GuidePoint in 2012, has worked in the channel for over a decade. At GuidePoint, she developed and executed the vast majority of the daily operations, including accounting and finance, contracts and legal, as well as human resources and sales operations. Morehouse has been instrumental in increasing the organization’s channel business by building and expanding distribution relationships, and educating internal and external stakeholders about the value of the channel. Her knowledge, experience and expertise all played a vital role in helping GuidePoint become one of the top cybersecurity companies in the country.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

“Lisa has been an essential member of the company since nearly the beginning,” stated GuidePoint Security Founder and Managing Partner Michael Volk. “Her many contributions, hard work, and continuous efforts are just some of the reasons GuidePoint has been able to accomplish so much in such a very short period of time. We are all very proud of Lisa and thrilled she has been recognized as one of the members of such a distinguished group of women in the channel,” Volk concluded.

To read more about Lisa Morehouse and her contributions, visit http://wotc.crn.com/wotc2017-details.htm?w=333.

The 2017 Women of the Channel and Power 30 Solution Provider lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com Copyright ©2017. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved..

Virginia Chamber Awards GuidePoint Security Highest Growth in Technology

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 of the fastest growing Virginia companies at the 22nd annual “Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Awards Banquet”, held on April 27, at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly. More than 400 attendees participated in the event, designed to recognize the companies for their success.

“We are thrilled to be honored by the Virginia Chamber and to be one of the 50 distinguished companies that make up the Fantastic 50,” noted Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security Founder and Managing Partner.

“Since the beginning, our organization has tried to meet the evolving requirements of our industry, while continuing our grow in a manner that helped our customers while still maintaining the highest level of quality,” added GuidePoint Founder and Principal Justin Morehouse.

At the conclusion of the awards banquet, the Chamber announced four Virginia Vanguard winners, recognized for the highest growth in the categories of service, technology, manufacturing, in addition to acknowledging the company with the highest overall growth in Virginia.

Virginia Vanguard Winners are:

Technology: GuidePoint Security LLC, Herndon
Service: Axis Global Enterprises, Virginia Beach
Manufacturing: O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk
Highest Overall Growth: Darkblade Systems, Stafford County

“We know that companies will grow and expand where they have the skilled workforce to support their mission,” said Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “We are glad to toast the entrepreneurial spirit of these Virginia business leaders and the dedicated employees who have brought these companies continued success.”

About the Awards
Virginia’s FANTASTIC 50 award program is a signature event of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Now in its 22nd year, the FANTASTIC 50 program is the only annual statewide award recognizing Virginia’s fastest growing business.

About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their missions. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Placed on CRN MSP 500 List for Excellence in Managed IT Services

GuidePoint Security recently made their debut on CRN’s elite 2017 Managed Service Provider 500 (MSP) list in the Managed Security 100 category.

The prestigious annual list is comprised of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in their Managed IT services and North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

“GuidePoint’s vSOC Managed Security Services have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and our inclusion on this list validates that the market is taking notice,” noted Justin Morehouse, GuidePoint Security’s Co-founder and Principal.

“We pride ourselves on our World Class customer satisfaction rating and believe that we are truly advancing the industry through our innovative approach to partnering with our customers to achieve their mission,” Morehouse said.

He cited GuidePoint’s exclusive managed services, Virtual Security Operations Center (vSOC) as one the best examples of the team’s coordinated efforts to level the playing field in terms of providing a customized solution that fits all budgets and organizational sizes, while identifying threats and vulnerabilities and creating a safer cyber environment.

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

CRN® is a brand of The Channel Company.

The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.

©2017. The Channel Company, LLC. CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

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GuidePoint Security wins 2016 GovStar Star Performer Award

GuidePoint Security is the 2016 Washington SmartCEO GovStar Award winner in the Star Performer Large category.

GovStar awards honor Washington-area government contractors that demonstrate excellence in government contracting.

SmartCEO honored GuidePoint and other GovStar finalists during a special ceremony Nov. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Reston. More than 500 area executives and guests attended to celebrate winners in each GovStar category. GuidePoint and the other finalists will be profiled in SmartCEO’s November/December issue.

“We are honored to be the 2016 Star Performer winner in the Large category,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint’s Founder and Managing Partner. “We take a lot of pride in the work we do with our government clients. Our team is committed to helping them meet their objectives.”

According to SmartCEO, the 2016 GovStar finalists collectively generated more than $6.5 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 27,000 individuals in Greater Washington.

“The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO. “But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens, and drive innovation in healthcare, technology, and communications. They are inspirational, patriotic, and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.”

Earlier this year, GuidePoint won a SmartCEO Future 50 award as one of the region’s fastest growing mid-size companies. Last year, GuidePoint was a finalist in the 2015 SmartCEO GovStar Awards in the Industry Star category.

Among other honors garnered by GuidePoint this year are:

  • No. 3 Washington Business Journal Security Technology Companies list
  • No. 5 Top Security Company Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 30 Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list
  • No. 308 overall 2016 Inc. 5000 List
  • Trending 40’s D.C.’s Red Hot Companies list
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GovStar Awards

The GovStar Awards program honors local government contractors for technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support, and impact on the industry and the marketplace as a whole. The GovStar program recognizes the many commendable attributes of Greater Washington-area companies striving for excellence in this complex and competitive sector. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects the winners based on their growth, innovation, corporate culture, veteran support, and industry impact. For more information about the awards, visit www.smartceo.com/washington-govstar.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

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Trending 40 says GuidePoint is Red Hot

GuidePoint Security is one of D.C.’s Red Hot Companies.

The latest honor is from Trending 40, an events program that recognizes and celebrates D.C.-area talent from technology, legal, associations, and corporate communities.

Trending 40 honored GuidePoint and other businesses that made the fastest-growing companies list during a special ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1776-Crystal City in Crystal City, Virginia.

“When we founded GuidePoint in 2011, we knew we had something special,” Michael Volk, GuidePoint’s Founder and Managing Partner, said. “Awards like this are a testament to the drive our team has to be the best cyber security solution provider in the market, not just in terms of sales and growth, but in outstanding customer support and satisfaction. Each year as GuidePoint grows, it reflects our commitment to continually exceed our customers’ expectations and work with them to meet all of their information security needs.”

According to Trending 40, “DC has been a hotbed of activity in tech, hospitality, real estate, life sciences, healthcare, and nonprofits in recent years. It’s time to celebrate the success of many of these great companies.”

This honor is among several GuidePoint has garnered this year. In addition to making the Trending 40 list, in 2016 GuidePoint has earned:

  • No. 3 Washington Business Journal Security Technology Companies list
  • No. 5 Top Security Company Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 30 Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list
  • No. 308 overall 2016 Inc. 5000 List
  • SmartCEO Future 50
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cyber security solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

GuidePoint Security Honored by Washington Business Journal

GuidePoint Security is honored by Washington Business Journal as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Each year, the Journal recognizes the top 50 fastest-growing companies. GuidePoint is No. 30 on the 2016 list, based on average percent revenue growth between 2013, 2014, and 2015.

GuidePoint was also recently recognized as No. 3 on the Journal’s Security Technology Companies list based on 2015 metro-area revenue.

All 50 fastest-growing companies were honored at a special awards reception Oct. 27 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The winners were included in a special Journal publication Oct. 28.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security’s Founder and Managing Partner. “At GuidePoint, we pride ourselves in hiring the best and brightest information security professionals and support team members. Our continued successes, not just in terms of revenue growth, but in overall customer satisfaction, is a reflection of the team’s hard work, laser focus on cyber security solutions, and our core value of always ‘wowing’ our clients.”

Founded in 2011 by cyber security industry veterans, GuidePoint is a trusted security expert for security technologies and professional services. The company differentiates itself through its organizational structure, technological expertise, unrivaled customer service, and a vendor-agnostic approach.

“This allows us to provide the best security services and solutions possible,” Volk said. “Our tagline is a reflection of GuidePoint principles, ‘Your mission. Secured.’”

The latest recognition from Washington Business Journal is part of a growing list of awards and honors for the company this year. Among its other 2016 accolades are:

  • No. 5 Top Security Company, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 19 Top Virginia Companies, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 22 Top Washington, D.C. Companies, Inc. 5000 List
  • No. 308 overall 2016, Inc. 5000 List
  • SmartCEO Future 50
  • F5 Federal Partner of the Year
  • No. 14 on CRN Fast Growth 150 List
  • No. 192 on CRN Solution Provider 500 list

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cyber security solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification is with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.

Inc. 5000 Names GuidePoint Security One of Nation’s Fastest-Growing Companies

No. 5 on Top Security companies list

GuidePoint Security is one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, and one of the the top security companies in America.

After an impressive three-year growth at nearly 1,300 percent, GuidePoint is recognized by Inc. Magazine on its 2016 Inc. 5000 List as the No. 5 Top Security company in America, is ranked No. 19 among the top companies in Virginia, and is No. 22 on the list for top companies in Washington, D.C.

The markings earned the company an overall spot as No. 308 on the 5000 List, with 2015 revenue exceeding more than $111 million.

“Wow!” was the reaction of GuidePoint Security’s Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Volk, when he heard the news. “This is outstanding. At GuidePoint, we are proud of hiring the best and brightest in the information security industry. The successes we’ve had since we were founded in 2011 reflects their talent, hard work, and dedication. All of our team members are committed to providing our clients with unprecedented customer service.”

One of the things that makes GuidePoint different from other companies, Volk pointed out, is its organizational structure.

“Our corporate structure means our customers are never more than one step away from a company partner, ensuring we always have a vested interest in our clients’ successes. We want to make sure their goals and expectations are not just met, but exceeded. Our continued referrals and repeat clients reiterate our focus on providing them with the right technologies and professional services that best support their needs.”

From emerging threats to regulatory mandates, GuidePoint’s technology security professionals work side-by-side with clients to provide a complete understanding of their current threat landscape and to implement the best technical and procedural solutions to achieve business goals and objectives.

Inc. called companies like GuidePoint, “superheroes of the U.S. economy.”

“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”

To see all of GuidePoint’s successes on the 5000 list, click here.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides innovative and valuable cybersecurity solutions and expertise that enable organizations to successfully achieve their mission. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: http://www.guidepointsecurity.com.