By Niels Henrik Rasmussen
I am thrilled to say that 2010 was a record-breaking year for Secunia, thanks to our customers, partners, fellow Secunians, and the community - a continuation of the year-on-year hyper growth that we have achieved since Secunia was established in 2002. Secunia continued to grow by organic means between 2009 and 2010, increasing our turnover by 64%. Despite this growth rate, Secunia has no bearing debt.
We invested significantly in hiring key talent, taking the number of employees from 46 in 2009 to 60 in 2010, a number which has rapidly risen to over 100 Secunians today, and is rising still. This has enabled us to successfully extend our presence and customer portfolio in Europe and North America (representing 90% of our turnover), which has attracted great interest from the public sector, particularly the Financial and Education sectors.
Additional highlights of 2010 included:
- Established a new Secunia Board and joined forces with private equity company Dansk Kapitalanlg to strengthen our ambitious development plans
- Recognised by Frost & Sullivan for ‘best practice' and ‘customer value enhancement'
- Continued to add value and contribute to revolutionising the industry by bringing to market actionable Vulnerability Intelligence and simplified Patch Management:
- Achieved further industry recognition by outshining competitors in the field of Vulnerability Management and receiving numerous awards
The first half of 2011 has been focused on establishing the platform for new endeavours. However we never become complacent about our success. It is always important to look back on past achievements, to learn from them, and to constantly strive to be the world's best - second to none. We are on the crest of a wave, with more exciting developments planned for the second half of 2011 as part of Secunia's strategic growth.
Niels Henrik Rasmussen, CEO