COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unitrends, the leading provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it was featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Awards. The awards recognize the private companies that have generated the most jobs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/NE73919LOGO ) Click to Tweet: Championing the American Economy: @Unitrends_Inc honored in @Inc Hire Power Awards - ow.ly/fOI6H Inc. placed Unitrends in the top five on its list of the top job creators in South Carolina and in the ninth spot in its list of Hire Power Award winners in the security industry, which included data protection. Inc. tracked companies over a three year period, from 2008 to 2011, for the award. During that time, Unitrends hired 30 new employees – growing its ranks by nearly one-third. In addition, the company more than doubled its revenue, earning a spot on the 2012 Inc. 5000 award list as well. Notably, Unitrends has continued to experience record growth, with the third quarter of 2012 being the best in the company's 23-year history. The company signed more than 300 new customers across a wide range of industries, including banking, government, healthcare and higher education from July through September of this year. "We've created jobs by making the job of those who oversee mission-critical data easier," said Mike Coney, CEO of Unitrends. "Regardless of whether companies are protecting data in a traditional data center, the cloud, virtualized environments or combinations of all three, we provide the peace of mind that only comes when you have the best solutions in place and the best people behind them. Our customers turn to us for more than industry-leading technology. They know a knowledgeable and dedicated member of our team is never farther than a phone call or email away." Inc. is the only major business media brand aimed solely at CEOs of fast-growing private companies. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.'s Dec./Jan. issue, as well as on its website, www.inc.com. The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces. Inc.'s Hire Power Awards celebrate private companies on the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve.