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Masergy Makes Inc. Magazine's 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Inc. magazine today ranked Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking, advanced cyber security and cloud services, on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 500|5000 represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

Masergy continues to make notable accomplishments such as:

  • Increasing its Net Promoter Score (NPS) to 61; well above the tech industry benchmark
  • Maintaining high customer retention of 99 percent
  • Expanding its global customer base by 23 percent and employee base by 36 percent
  • Continuing to innovate with its Managed Cloud Networking, Real time Analytics, Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) and Security as a Service product offerings

"We are proud that Inc. magazine has placed Masergy in their annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies," said Chris MacFarland, CEO, Masergy. "Masergy continues to attract and retain enterprise customers who benefit from our innovative technologies, advanced capabilities and passion for superior customer experience."

Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

"What surprises me, even though I know it's coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn't change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform for enterprises. Our managed solutions help businesses compete in the global marketplace with our fully integrated real-time analytics, global unified communications as a service (UCaaS), security as a service (SaaS) and software defined network (SDN) technology. Masergy's patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of global enterprises rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. For more information about Masergy visit www.masergy.com or follow us on Twitter@Masergy, Blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Methodology
The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

About Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com/.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000 Conference, visit http://www.inc.com/.

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