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Accuvant to Host Webcast on How Security Assumptions Fail

Denver – October 1, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced it will host its next webcast in the Accuvant Knowledge Share Series entitled, “Exploitation - Understanding How Security Assumptions Fail,” on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT.

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Accuvant’s Renee Guttmann to Deliver Keynote Address at OWASP AppSec USA 2014

Denver – September 15, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that Renee Guttmann, a vice president in the Accuvant Office of the CISO, will present a keynote address at the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) AppSec USA 2014 conference on September 18 at 4:30 p.m. MT at the Denver Marriott City Center.

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Accuvant Names Former Fortune 500 Executive Jessvin Thomas as Vice President of Managed Security Services

Denver – September 10, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that it has named Jessvin Thomas as vice president of managed security services (MSS). Thomas, a former Blackstone executive, is playing a key role in driving Accuvant’s increasingly proactive strategy to innovate MSS that enable security leaders to multiply the effectiveness of their teams. He also is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and delivery for the company’s MSS clients, and seeking opportunities to enhance and expand Accuvant’s MSS offerings.

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Accuvant Named to Inc. 500|5000 for Eighth Year in a Row

Denver – August 28, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that it has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the eighth consecutive year. Accuvant is the only information security company to be included at least eight times in the list’s 33-year history, and one of only 140 companies overall.

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Accuvant Discloses Cellular Phone Software Vulnerabilities; Provides End User Guidance

Las Vegas – Aug. 6, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today disclosed at Black Hat USA 2014 details of security vulnerabilities that are exposing mobile phone users to risk. Research scientists Mathew Solnik and Marc Blanchou, both members of the respected Accuvant LABS team, demonstrated the attacks in order to better educate the community on the seriousness of the risks. The vulnerabilities discovered by the pair impact Android, Blackberry and a small number of iOS-based devices, with risk varying by carrier and device make and model.

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Accuvant Security Experts to Present Technical Research Findings at Black Hat USA 2014 and DEF CON 22

Denver – July 30, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that several of its technical experts will present original research at Black Hat USA 2014 and DEF CON 22. Marc Blanchou, Joshua Drake, Amir Etemadieh, Mathew Solnik and Braden Thomas – all members of the respected Accuvant LABS team – will share their detailed findings on topics ranging from mobile phone vulnerabilities to those found in a myriad of other electronics such as televisions and network cameras. Accuvant’s in-depth, proactive research helps protect vendors, companies, government agencies and the public-at-large against malicious attacks.

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Former Fortune 50 CISO Renee Guttmann Joins Accuvant

Denver – July 29, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that former Coca-Cola chief information security officer (CISO) Renee Guttmann has joined the company as a vice president in the Accuvant Office of the CISO. In her new role, Guttmann is responsible for providing guidance to security leaders within enterprise-level organizations to enable them to think differently about security strategies so they can change, innovate and be more successful.

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Accuvant Listed in Top 50 of CRN Solution Provider 500

Denver – June 11, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that it has been named to UBM Tech Channel’s 2014 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500), rising more than 150 spots in the past four years to No. 48. In 2013, Accuvant achieved gross revenue of $577 million and realized an average compound growth rate of 36 percent per year over the last five years.

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Accuvant Co-Founders Dan Burns and Dan Wilson Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award Finalists

Denver – May 12, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that co-founders Dan Burns and Dan Wilson were named finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award in the Mountain Desert Region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

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Accuvant Named F5 Networks Application Delivery Networking Partner of the Year

Denver – April 29, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for information security, today announced that it has been named F5 Networks’ Application Delivery Networking (ADN) Partner of the Year for 2013. As an F5 UNITY® partner, Accuvant was selected for this award for its superior performance in services for organizations, staying current on the latest technologies in the F5 solution portfolio, and uncovering new business opportunities.

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Accuvant and Blackstone Complete Equity Transaction

Denver – April 22, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced the completion of a previously announced transaction for funds controlled by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) to acquire a majority stake in the company. Blackstone will make significant further investment in Accuvant, which will enable the company to expand and accelerate its plans to meet the rapidly evolving information security needs of the global market.

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Accuvant Selected as 2013 FireEye Partner of the Year

Denver – April 16, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for information security, today announced that it was selected as the 2013 FireEye Partner of the Year. The award, which is based on Accuvant’s business achievements and innovative malware and incident response solutions, was presented at FireEye Momentum, the annual sales and partner meeting in Las Vegas.

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Accuvant Receives 2013 Bit9 Partner of the Year Award for Third Consecutive Year

Denver – April 14, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for information security, today announced that it has been named Bit9’s Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year. Accuvant received this award for its ability to deliver services and solutions around Bit9’s products, helping organizations build the capabilities they need to defend against advanced threats and malware.

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Accuvant to Be Acquired By Blackstone

Denver – March 11, 2014 – Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement under which Blackstone (NYSE: BX) will acquire a majority stake in Accuvant as part of their private equity portfolio.

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