Data Loss Protection Leader Code42 Named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Company

For the ninth consecutive year, Code42 appears on the Inc. 5000, ranking No. 3908

Minneapolis — Aug 15, 2019 

Inc. magazine today revealed that Code42, the leader in data loss protection, is No. 3908 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

"It's an honor to be recognized among the fastest growing private companies in America," said Code42 President and CEO Joe Payne. "Our growth is a testament to our team and our customers, who challenge us every day to solve for new and evolving internal threats to their data. The simple fact is that employees take data when they quit. It is our job to make sure our customers' trade secrets stay just that – secrets."

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at

"The companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "There's no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held Oct. 10-12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

Code42 and its data loss protection solution have been honored in 2019 with a number of industry awards. The company was named a 2019 Black Unicorn and a Star Tribune Top Workplace. Its solution has been recognized with a Stevie Award, a 2019 Globee Award, two Cyber Defense Magazine 2019 InfoSec Awards, a 2019 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Award, a 2019 IT World Award and 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. For a complete list of Code42 achievements, visit the Honors page on the company's website.