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Nine Lives Media Names ProfitStars to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

March 27, 2013

Sixth annual report, formerly the MSPmentor 100, ranks ProfitStars among top 50 of the world’s 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 Technology solution has once again been included in Nine Lives Media’s sixth annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition (http://www.mspmentor.net/top501).

The MSPmentor report identifies the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). ProfitStars ranked 43rd this year, marking its third consecutive year being named in the ranking. This year’s report has been expanded to include a MSPmentor 200 North America Edition, in which ProfitStars ranked 33rd.
 
David Foss, president of ProfitStars, commented, “ProfitStars’ Gladiator Technology continues to expand its managed security services offerings to meet the growing demand of diverse financial institutions. Such strong rankings on the MSPmentor lists for three consecutive years speak to the quality of our proven risk mitigation solutions and the results our diverse financial institutions clients realize with these solutions.”
 
The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted October-December 2012. The MSPmentor 501 report 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.
 
“MSPmentor congratulates ProfitStars on this honor,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. “Qualifying for our MSPmentor 501 Global Edition puts ProfitStars and its Gladiator solutions in rare company.”
 
ProfitStars' Gladiator Technology serves as a strategic advisor to more than 850 financial institutions. Gladiator's comprehensive portfolio of solutions include IT regulatory compliance services, managed security services, networking and communications services, and IT management services which all work in sync to help meet the expanding technology and risk mitigation needs of today's financial institutions.
MSPs on this year’s global 501 list increased their combined annual recurring revenues 24.5 percent to $2.54 billion. Together, those MSPs now manage more than 5.6 million PCs and servers, and nearly 400,000 smartphones and tablets, according to Joe Panettieri, editorial director, Nine Lives Media. 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 (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com). 
 
About ProfitStars

As a diverse, global division of Jack Henry & Associates, ProfitStars combines JHA's solid technology background with the latest breakthroughs in five performance-boosting solution groups – financial performance, imaging and payments processing, information security and risk management, retail delivery, and online and mobile. 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 computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,900 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community 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 best-of-breed solutions that enhance the performance of domestic and international financial institutions of all asset sizes and charters using any core processing system, as well as diverse corporate entities. Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com