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Nine Lives Media Inc. Names ProfitStars to the MSPmentor 100 Global List

March 13, 2012

Fifth-annual report lists the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs)​

Dallas, Texas –ProfitStars®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (Nasdaq: JKHY) that provides solutions to improve the performance of financial institutions and diverse corporate entities, today announced that its Gladiator solution was named among the top third of Nine Lives Media Inc.’s MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world’s top 100 managed service providers (MSPs). 

The fifth annual MSPmentor 100 report is based on data from a global online survey conducted October through December 2011. It recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, revenue per employee, managed services offered, and customer devices managed. All of the honorees can be found by visiting http://www.mspmentor.net/top-100-msps. 

David Foss, president of ProfitStars, commented, "ProfitStars’ Gladiator Technology continues to take an aggressive, proactive stance against fraud that protects the integrity of diverse financial institutions from internal and external threats. Rising through the ranks of the MSPmentor list demonstrates Gladiator’s ongoing innovations and the growing demand for proven risk mitigation solutions in today’s business environment." 

"Nine Lives Media and MSPmentor congratulate ProfitStars’ Gladiator Technology for earning this distinguished honor," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. "As our expanded survey results reveal, the annual MSPmentor 100 survey attracts MSPs from across the globe. Qualifying for our MSPmentor 100 Global Edition list is a great accomplishment." 

"MSPs on this year’s global 100 list lifted their annual recurring revenues 28 percent to $1.04 billion, an incredible showing considering the economic uncertainty all IT services providers faced," said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of Nine Lives Media. "Those MSPs are now managing 2.7 million desktop and mobile devices for customers, an incredible jump of 50 percent from 2010."

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world. 

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com

About ProfitStars
As a diverse, global division of Jack Henry & Associates, ProfitStars combines JHA’s solid technology background with the latest breakthroughs in four performance-boosting solution groups – Financial Performance, Imaging & Payments Processing, Information Security & Risk Management, and Retail Delivery. Explore the power of ProfitStars-enhanced performance at www.profitstars.com

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,900 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through four primary brands. Jack Henry Banking™ supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar™ is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. iPay Technologies™ operates as a leading electronic bill pay provider supporting banks and credit unions with turnkey, highly configurable retail and small business electronic payment platforms. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.