We are pleased to announce that Commtouch has been ranked Number 32 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2008, a rating of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Fast 500 is the most objective industry-ranking standard focused on the technology sector, and rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years (2002-2007). Commtouch saw a remarkable 3,319 percent increase during this period, which we attribute to our consistent focus on meeting the needs of our valued partner base while continuously pioneering advanced security technologies.
In November, Commtouch placed seventh on the Israel Technology Fast 50, Deloitte’s ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in Israel, where we are headquartered.
Introduced to the EMEA in 2000, the Fast 500 recognizes the effort and dedication of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The list includes both public and private companies in all areas of technology, from Internet to biotechnology, from medical and scientific to computers/hardware. It is compiled from Deloitte’s EMEA Technology Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Fast 500, entrants must have had 2003 operating revenues of at least €50,000 and 2006 operating revenues of at least €800,000.
For more information about the award, see our brief press release. Additionally, you are invited to check out the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA CEO Survey, a comprehensive analysis of business trends and background statistics of the winning companies as well as a summary of the key concerns and expectations of sector CEOs. The survey is available here.
We are honored to be part of such an impressive group of technology companies.