Bakersfield, CA — August 27, 2007 — Lightspeed Systems, Inc. was recently recognized on the inaugural Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Lightspeed Systems, a software development company based in Bakersfield, CA was honored at number 4,003 based on their 62.4% revenue growth over three years.
?Our team is proud of this accomplishment, but we are a very talented and competitive group that plans to climb the list even higher next year,? stated Scott Garrison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lightspeed Systems. ?One of our many goals is to make the original Inc. 500 list by recruiting additional certified resell partners to market our proprietary solution to school districts throughout the world,? Garrison added.
Lightspeed Systems develops network security software specifically designed for K-12 school districts. The company?s impressive growth is due to their innovative software that allows school IT departments to purchase a single product, Total Traffic Control, to completely protect their networks, students, and staff from the dangers of the Internet.
According to Lightspeed Systems? CEO, Joel Heinrichs, ?school districts are able to protect their networks and remain compliant with current laws by utilizing Total Traffic Control?s fully-integrated content filtering, message journaling, antivirus, spam blocking, gateway and desktop security, bandwidth management, and monitoring/reporting features ? all through a single interface.? Heinrichs added, ?Our mission is to help improve the efficiency of the IT staff while providing peace of mind to the school administrators, trustees, and parents.?
The Inc. 5000 is an expansion of the 25-year-old Inc. 500, which is Inc. magazine?s annual ranking of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in America. In comparison, the Inc. 5000 gives a broader view of the plethora of private companies that start, grow and prosper in the United States. The Inc. 5000 awards are decided after extensive screening and interviews by reporters and writers for Inc.com.
About Lightspeed Systems
Total Traffic Control is deployed in over 700 school districts throughout the U.S., U.K. and Australia, and protects over 5 million end users from the dangers of the Internet. The company has been developing software for over 20 years to provide leading-edge networking software for a worldwide customer base of education, corporate, and government organizations. Lightspeed Systems maintains its corporate headquarters at: 1800 19th Street, Bakersfield, California. Telephone: (661) 716-7600. Web site: http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.