ASMAG Security Top 50 Rankings

By John Honovich, Published Apr 27, 2013, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Recently, we have received questions about using the ASMAG Security Top 50 Rankings. These rankings order security manufacturers based on total annual revenue, listing the 'top' manufacturers. While they can be helpful, it is easy to misuse them. In this note, we provide guidance on how to do so while not drawing misleading conclusions.

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Revenue ******* ********

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