Press Release

Network Solutions Provider Ranks among Most Innovative Privately-Held Technology Companies

HERNDON, VA — December 12, 2011 – CFN Services (https://www.apcela.com), a leading provider of managed, high-frequency trading enablement services, announced that it was named to a 2011 Red Herring Global 100, chosen among thousands of top privately held companies from regional competitions in North America, Europe, and Asia. This accolade has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising technology companies and entrepreneurs worldwide. Previous winners of the Red Herring award include Google, Skype, Facebook, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay.

Leveraging FiberSource®, a global network optimization platform, CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. Within the financial services industry, CFN has established its position as a leading provider of managed ultra-low-latency trading solutions with its Alpha Platform™, the first high-performance cloud for global automated securities trading.

“We are pleased to be honored with this award because it validates the hard work, strong growth, and technology innovation of our organization. Our commitment to delivering high-performance solutions empowers our customers to pursue new market opportunities and drive efficiencies in their businesses and Red Herring recognized this,” said Mark Casey, President, and CEO of CFN Services. “This ends 2011 on a great note and provides us global recognition – coinciding with our continued global expansion.”

“Choosing the best out of the previous two years was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed down our list from 1,100 potential companies to 100 winners. It was an extremely difficult process. CFN Services should be extremely proud of its achievement; the competition for the Top 100 was fierce. The Top 100 Global companies are truly the best of the best.”

The Red Herring Global Award is the result of extensive research and evaluation of thousands of privately held companies from around the world. The pool of candidates for the award was culled from leading-edge technology companies that are positioned for continued growth both regionally and globally.

CFN Services was also named a 2010 Red Herring Top 100 North America winner based on quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, execution of strategy, and market penetration.

This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of emerging growth companies relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the greatest business opportunities from around the world.


About CFN Services in the Global Financial Markets

CFN Services is a leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, providing solutions that accelerate market data delivery and trade execution for some of the most sophisticated financial markets participants worldwide. CFN Services operates the low-latency Alpha Platform™, a high-performance global cloud that accelerates trading performance for automated traders across key liquidity venues in the equities, options, futures, derivatives, and FX markets. For more information, please go to https://www.apcela.com.


About CFN Services

CFN Services provides high-performance network and application delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. Leveraging FiberSource®, a global network optimization platform, CFN Services builds low-latency private cloud solutions to solve the performance challenges of latency and jitter in distributed IT environments. Whether the application and data are dispersed across town or around the globe, CFN Services deploys turnkey solutions within and between public and private data centers in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.