Xalient Named Among Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies by Financial Times & Statista

Xalient, a leading UK-based network transformation company specializing in software-defined networking, cloud security, and unified communications, has been named one of Europe’s 1000 fastest-growing companies by the Financial Times and Statista. Xalient ranks at 336 and is 38th among the listed UK companies, appearing in the IT and Software category where 176 companies are listed.

This marks Xalient’s second consecutive entry into the FT 1000 list, having ranked at 365 last year. The company has moved up 29 places this year, reflecting its exponential growth in the UK and US. Only 219 companies in the FT1000 have ever received rankings in two consecutive years.

Sherry Vaswani, Xalient’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “It is fantastic that Xalient has been recognised for the second consecutive year as one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies and named on this prestigious list. We pride ourselves on providing an alternative secure network transformation model to the norm, helping our customers benefit from cloud technologies, with newly transformed networks that are agile, secure, high-performing, and fit for the future.”

Xalient has also recently bolstered its leadership team with two key appointments, demonstrating the company’s commitment to driving growth and strengthening its global brand. Earlier in the month, Xalient secured ISO 20000 Certification in IT Service Management.

View the full list here: FT 1000: the sixth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies | Financial Times


We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Volpi Capital, a pan-European B2B technology investor. Volpi’s investment will accelerate international growth, expand Xalient’s product and services portfolio, help scale our distinctive market proposition – all delivering greater benefits to our customers.

Xalient has demonstrated exponential global growth in recent years as businesses rise to the challenge of becoming more agile, more connected, and most critically, more cybersecure leading to recognition as one of the fastest-growing firms in the UK and Europe in 2022.

CEO Sherry Vaswani commented, “I’m extremely proud of Xalient’s accomplishments to date, especially our team of exceptional individuals in the UK, US, India and the rest of Europe, who have all helped define the company and drive its growth. Together, we have established Xalient’s market reputation for innovation and delivering business results for our clients. To continue building on this success and propel us into the next phase of our development, we set out to find an investment partner that would share our vision and ambition, align with our company culture, and have a track record of assisting disruptive technology companies like Xalient to grow and prosper on a global scale. Volpi met all of these requirements. Their high-energy team brings extensive industry knowledge and growth expertise, and we’re thrilled to partner with them.”

Mark Cooke, Chief Operating Officer added, “This is an exciting time for Xalient, we are witnessing rising global demand for Xalient’s integrated networking and security proposition, and for Martina, our unique AiOps product suite that we continue to build. We are excited to have Volpi on board so that we can scale our business to meet this market need, further developing our services portfolio to maintain our uniqueness and market relevance going forwards, and expanding our global reach.”

Scott Fairlie of Volpi Capital responded, “As a thematic investor, we had identified the global networking and cybersecurity market as highly conducive to international M&A consolidation and were actively looking for the ideal team to partner with. Sherry, Mark and the rest of the Xalient team impressed us from the beginning. The Company has an expanding portfolio of leading-edge technologies, a scalable organisation with integrated teams across the US, UK, India and Europe, and a track record of acquiring and growing blue-chip clients over time. In short, we are delighted to partner with Xalient and continue to build on their success”.



About Xalient

Xalient, based in the UK and USA, counts Kellogg’s, Hamley’s, WPP and Keurig Dr Pepper among its clients. It was established just six years ago to disrupt the traditional markets for secure networking, taking advantage of the huge shift to cloud technology that has created high demand for flexible, cost-effective global connectivity and protection against increasingly complex cyber threats.

Combining transformative, software-defined network, security, and communication technologies with intelligent managed services, Xalient helps the world’s top brands become more resilient, adaptable and responsive to change.


*Xalient was named as #6 fastest growing tech companies headquartered in the UK in 2021 by Dun & Bradstreet.

*Xalient positioned #19 in the inaugural FEBE Growth 100, which recognises and ranks the UK’s fastest growing private businesses

*Xalient was named most recently in the FT1000 list of fastest growing companies across all sectors in Europe 2022.

*Xalient was ranked in 40th place in the prestigious Sunday Times Hundred list for 2022, which recognises Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.


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Xalient, a rapidly growing, global specialist in networking and cybersecurity services, announced today that it was ranked 40th in the prestigious Sunday Times Hundred list for 2022, which recognises Britain’s fastest-growing private companies.

In producing the rankings, the Sunday Times aimed to identify independent companies with sustained growth, that are profitable, have been creating jobs, and that show every sign of continuing to grow. You can view the full list here.

The list order and placement was numerically-driven, with companies listed in order of their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the last two financial years.

Xalient also ranked in the top ten of women-founded businesses, where the challenges facing female founders in securing scale-up funding was highlighted.

Xalient CEO and Founder, Sherry Vaswani, said: “We’re very proud to be featured by the Sunday Times in this prestigious list. It’s been a whirlwind journey since founding Xalient, and these last couple of years in particular, we’ve achieved outstanding success and growth, at a time of widespread uncertainty and unique challenges. I’m also proud to see us represent tech companies and women-led companies, both of which form small segments within the list, and the latter an area I’m very passionate about championing.”

This recognition continues a hot streak of accolades for Xalient, having only last week been named in the FEBE Growth 100, as well as being listed in the 2022 Financial Times’ FT EUROPE 1,000 and Dun and Bradstreet’s inaugural 2021 D&B 50.

Xalient, a rapidly growing, global specialist in networking and cybersecurity proudly announced today that it has ranked in 19th place in the inaugural FEBE Growth 100 list, which champion’s Britain’s fastest-growing, founder-led private companies, celebrating true entrepreneurship, with some of the UK’s most impressive founders, inspiring the next generation of business leaders amidst a backdrop of cliché corporate awards.

The FEBE Growth 100, co-founded by Charlotte Quince and John Maffioli, was born out of a desire to reinstate the true meaning of entrepreneurship, by focusing on the founders behind incredible businesses, as well as a frustration with current corporate business awards and lists, which they consider in need of a shake-up. The duo’s aim to reinvigorate the award scene with authenticity and dynamism has culminated in a definitive list which celebrates the incredible achievements of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs.

Following the COVID pandemic which posed unprecedented economic and emotional challenges for founders across the country, the FEBE Growth 100 recognises and celebrates 100 of the UK’s founders who have led, and continue to drive their businesses, to deliver significant sales revenue and consistent profit.

FEBE Growth 100 businesses must be UK registered, independent, unquoted, and an ultimate parent company, meeting the following criteria:

  • Sales between £3m and £200m
  • Trading for at least three years
  • An operating profit in the latest financial year
  • Founder(s) must still be involved

The ultimate ranking of 100 was data-driven, with companies ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the last two financial years. Businesses were initially selected by either nominating themselves or through organisations contacting them directly, as well as by accessing publicly available financial information. The full ranking can be viewed at www.febe.com.

Commenting on the launch of the FEBE Growth 100, founder Charlotte Quince said: “Our vision is to create something unlike anything else out there. We are building the greatest entrepreneurial celebration on Earth and a club that everyone wants to be part of and the Growth 100 is an integral part of that. So many people think that business founders just ‘get lucky’ or think of an idea one day and are successful the next. But we know that the journey to success is anything but smooth. The Growth 100 will celebrate those who have embraced the entrepreneurial roller coaster and who are now thriving as some of the fastest growing brands in the country.”

Xalient CEO and Founder, Sherry Vaswani, who has already been named as one of 10 Most Impactful Women in Technology 2021 by Analytics Insight, comments: “We are extremely proud to be recognised by FEBE.When I started the business six years ago, having spotted a gap in the networking technology space, I didn’t expect the company to accelerate so quickly and to have global brands and household names such as Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper and WPP among our customers. This has been a real team journey and we wouldn’t be in this position today, if it wasn’t for our people – and of course our wonderful customers – thank you.”

This accolade also comes on the back of recent recognition by Dun & Bradstreet who named Xalient the sixth-fastest-growing Technology Company in the UK and serves as further evidence that Xalient continues to accelerate at pace.


About the FEBE Growth 100

The Growth 100 annual list shines a light on the finest and fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the country, where the founder or founders are still involved. The Growth 100 list is being launched by FEBE, the club built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, which celebrates the greatest entrepreneurs in Britain. 

For more information, visit www.febe.com

We’re probably all a bit tired of hearing these two words together, and yet Digital Transformation is still a hot topic. Most successful organisations have spent the past 10 years finding ways to reimagine their traditional ways of working, strategically digitizing processes, products and people to provide efficiencies in response to what has been continuous, and rapid, change. But there is one thing about change we can rely on – its constant. Organisations are always needing to transform, so what happens when transforming is no longer transformational? When transformation is business as usual. A new normal. An expectation.

After surveying over 2000 CIO’s,  a recent report from Gartner suggested that if enterprises wanted to thrive amid constant disruption, they would need to embrace composability.

The main objective of composability is to make the user experience seamless by having workflows jump between applications without requiring the user to manually travel between apps—taking an entire tech stack and making it a singular, fluid work environment.

Composability removes the need to deploy and oversee separate workload-specific environments. The very nature of this software methodology allows companies to create and reconfigure systems without having to move physical assets. Based on the various workload needs of an application, companies can set up computing, storage, and networking resources on-demand.’


You may see it as another industry buzzword, and maybe it is, but a composable business strategy can deliver organisations an agile model, across processes, technology and people. It allows organisations to adapt and ultimately accelerate what’s working – and stopping what isn’t.

Consider all the journeys across an organisation from user to application, consumer to purchase, machine to data. Many are made up of autonomous steps, tech stacks and people all weaved and orchestrated to deliver an end result. There are hundreds of these journeys, all underpinned by the orgnanisations technology, processes and people. If something in the chain isn’t working (think of the popular game show The Weakest Link), it’s critical the organization can adapt and change quickly, addressing only the weakest link, ensuring the whole journey is as efficient as possible. This orchestrated modularity allows us to recognise the sum of the parts whilst considering the role each component plays. This is exactly why Xalient has developed a modular based, Zero Trust framework.

Xalient’s Zero Trust Framework is built on the premise that the journey from user to application is underpinned by a number of autonomous technology components including:

  • Identity and Access – recognising and authenticating user and device identities.
  • Secure Transport – connecting users and devices to apps and data over a flexible, affordable, high-performance, encrypted network, via constantly optimised traffic pathways.
  • Secure Service Edge – deploying a secure web gateway to the cloud, bringing users and devices closer to applications, whilst maintaining the user and device security posture and app experience, regardless of location.
  • Applications and Data – segmenting apps and workloads to protect against cross-infection, in the event of viruses, and ensures users only have access to the apps and data they need.

However in the user to application Zero Trust journey these modular assets are orchestrated to deliver a seamless experience, and is an example of a composable end-to-end journey. It enables the right tech stack to be engaged to solve specific challenges, however the end-to-end integration of each module delivers the end-to-end seamless experience within an overall Zero Trust strategy.

In our next blogs we’ll take a deeper dive into each of these autonomous components and the part they play in that Zero Trust Journey. In the mean-time why not find out about our June Summit where you can learn from some of the World’s leading brands including Kelloggs, WSP and Sunbelt, and their Digital Transformation journeys – find out more here.

We are excited to announce that Xalient has won the Megabuyte50 Award for the Best Performing Company – Telecoms Services category !

Megabuyte is the leading source of independent data and insights on UK technology and tech-enabled businesses, and the Megabuyte50 awards identify the UK’s 50 best performing, privately-owned technology companies. Committing to delivering excellence is one of our core values, and to be recognised as a top performer in our industry is testament to the amazing team here at Xalient.

L-R Ian Spence from Megabuyte, Sherry Vaswani and Mark Cooke, Group Chief Operating Officers at Xalient.

Sherry Vaswani, CEO at Xalient, said:

“Naturally we’re thrilled to win this prestigious award. We’re proud that our expertise spans a range of digital transformation services and technologies – from telecoms through to software-defined networking and cybersecurity solutions. This recognition evidences our commitment to delivering excellence in what we do and challenges we’ve helped our clients overcome.

The full list of Megabuyte50 winning companies can be found here.


Happy International Mentoring Day!

International Mentoring Day is recognised on January 17th in honour of Muhammad Ali’s birthday and his everlasting impact as a worldwide mentor.

At Xalient, we believe that mentoring is a critical component of a successful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program and we are proud to provide a culture where knowledge is continually shared in a collaborative nature.

Regardless of tenure or experience level, we don’t always know the answers on our own, which is why our mentorship program really does make a positive difference when connecting various experience levels throughout the company.

Xalient’s Strategic People Advisor, Annie Davies adds:

“Our Mentoring programme has been an integral part of the Development Plans and Career Roadmaps for Team Members for some years, yielding huge benefits for individuals and the Company. The fact that 80% of senior and management appointments in the Company have been from within the business in the past two years, suggests it is working. However, there is more we can do, and this is about to be enhanced and extended in 2023, through our Culture & Inclusion Programme, whereby Mentoring will be central to the support, well-being and career progression, through tailored, personal plans.”

Global network services provider Xalient, today announced that it has been awarded the Aruba Silver Peak EMEA Partner of the Year FY21 award, presented at the FY21 Aruba EMEA Channel Partner Awards Ceremony 

The Awards, hosted virtually by  Silver Peak (acquired by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, in 2020), recognise partners for excellence in sales and delivery of the Aruba EdgeConnect Platform across 2021. 

Xalient has been part of the Silver Peak Partner Program since 2011 and, in that time, has heavily invested in Silver Peak sales and technical certifications. In March 2020, Xalient was awarded Certified Deployment Partner Accreditation – one of just nine organisations worldwide to have successfully obtained the certification– which recognises partners who have been chosen and trained to perform all facets of SD-WAN installation and deployment of Silver Peak products. Xalient is also recognised as a Silver Peak Platinum partner as a result of the significant Silver Peak technical certifications and sales it has achieved.

On receiving the Silver Peak EMEA Partner of the Year FY21 award, Xalient’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Sherry Vaswani said:  

We’re delighted to have been recognised as EMEA Silver Peak Partner of the Year 2021 as it evidences the great work we’ve done with Silver Peak and our customers over the course of the year and the continued investment we make in our partnership.

Xalient exists to help connect users and devices to applications and data and we’re proud to help our customers accelerate their digital transformation through best-of-breed technologies like the Aruba EdgeConnect platform

“Thanks to our experience in global SD-WAN deployments, we’re ensuring that customers can implement SD-WAN technology in a quick and flexible way and I look forward to furthering success with Silver Peak as we move into 2022. 


About Xalient 

Xalient is a disruptive network transformation company that specialises in software-defined networking, cloud security and unified communications, providing an innovative and independent alternative to traditional service providers. Our services are provided to large and global enterprises through a range of consulting and managed services, delivered from our offices in the UK and USA. For more information, visit: www.xalient.com.  


About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way we live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.

Xalient was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Company of the Year 2021 category in The 18th Annual International Business Awards® today.

Xalient was recognised for its vision, commitment to excellence and recent innovations, including MARTINA, a networking monitoring tool that utilised AI & ML to simplify monitoring complex global networks.

Mark Cooke, COO at Xalient, said “We’re really proud to have won this award for innovation. Committing to delivering excellence is one of our core values and part of that is challenging ourselves to constantly innovate and think outside the box. We’ve made significant investments into innovations in recent years, which are now delivering great value to our customers around the world. This award is testament to the hard work the team has put in to date and will continue to do going forward.”

In their feedback on Xalient’s entry, the judges acknowledged:

“Xalient is a winning combination of flawless delivery and continuous innovation.”

“Congratulations on an outstanding example of innovation! Creating the spirit of creativity among all employees is an amazing value to share. Combining security and IT networking, different types of tech like the light beam and having the revenue and testimonials to prove it is an incredible achievement and shows the belief throughout the organisation.”

“I applaud Xalient for their partnership with [Bradford] University…as AI will not be solved by one customer, one solution, one market or one approach. Bringing together others provides the foundation and platform for a much deeper understanding of the problems, issues, needs and opportunities for AI.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 260 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from June through early August.

“What we’ve seen in this year’s IBA nominations is that organizations around the world, in every sector, have continued to innovate and succeed, despite the setbacks, obstacles and tragedies of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are to be applauded for their persistence and their resilience.  We look forward to celebrating their achievements with them during our 8 December virtual awards ceremony.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Xalient

Xalient is an award-winning network transformation company providing consulting, deployment and managed services to large, complex enterprises. Established in 2015 as a challenger to traditional service providers, it specialises in new cloud networking, security, and communications technologies. Xalient’s highly responsive, differentiated approach has led to established global brands trusting Xalient to manage their secure global networks. Xalient has offices in the UK, USA and Europe, and now delivers services to almost 100 countries globally. In 2021 Xalient was named D&B’s 6th fastest growing UK tech company.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honouring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Xalient Founder and CEO Sherry Vaswani has been named as a Global Influencer in Security by IFSEC.

Sherry said “I’m delighted to receive this recognition as it’s testament to the great work Xalient has to date. In establishing Xalient, I sought to build an independent global network transformation services business with a core belief that, for any successful transformation, cybersecurity must be built in from the start. This combined value proposition of cybersecurity plus SD-WAN has helped build a client portfolio of global brands and continues to drive our growth and success in all aspects of networking and cloud security.”

Chosen based on nominations judged by a panel of highly respected judges, with nominees being submitted from across the globe,  Sherry has been recognised within the ‘Security: Manufacturers/Vendors/Integrators/Installers’ category.

In selecting those to recognise, IFSEC defined ‘influence’ in the following ways:

  • Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
  • Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulationstandards/guidance or best practice
  • Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
  • Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organisation or business they lead or are employed by
  • Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

The nominations were then judged based on the persuasiveness of the nomination, their research into the nominee and their own knowledge of the nominee’s contributions to their field.