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APPRIVER NAMED A FASTEST GROWING PRIVATE COMPANY BY INC. MAGAZINE
Third Consecutive Appearance on Inc. 5000 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 389.9%
GULF BREEZE, FL—August 19, 2009— AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, today announced the company has been named for the third straight year to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. AppRiver ranks No. 16 within the security category and No. 741 overall. Inc. 5000 represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.
“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about young companies that are achieving success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models, as well as older private companies that are still expanding at an impressive rate,” said Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”
AppRiver offers businesses comprehensive, yet affordable subscription-based Software-as-a-Service solutions that incorporate the latest spam and virus protection, e-mail encryption, and Web security on the market. In addition, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft® Exchange. AppRiver currently protects more than 35,500 customers (and 6 million mailboxes) worldwide.
“Businesses around the globe rely on AppRiver for their e-mail and Web security needs,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO, AppRiver. “Our position on the Inc. 5000 list is reflective of our focus on technology innovation and unparalleled customer service to support our rapidly growing user base. The dedication and expertise of the entire AppRiver team has been critical to catapulting us to our current market position.”
The 2009 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. Despite the ongoing recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $214 billion, up $29 billion from last year, with a median three-year growth rate of 126 percent. The Inc. 5000 are responsible for creating more than 1 million jobs since their founding; making the list perhaps the best example of the impact private, fast-growing companies can have on the economy. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com.
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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 712,961, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at Inc.com.
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Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community, both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 23–25, 2009, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. For more information about the 2009 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, and to register, visit www.Inc5000event.com. Stay connected with Inc. Events by following @IncEvents on Twitter.
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider offering award-winning e-mail and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Understanding the need to protect networks from today’s increasingly complex IT threats, AppRiver offers businesses a comprehensive, yet affordable subscription-based solution that incorporates the latest spam and virus protection, e-mail encryption and Web security on the market. In addition, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft® Exchange. Since its inception, AppRiver has sustained an impressive 97% customer retention rate while growing its customer base to more than 35,500 companies and over 6 million mailboxes worldwide. In 2009, AppRiver was voted “Best Channel Vendor” by Business Solutions magazine, receiving the highest published scores in Service/Support, Product Reliability and Channel Friendliness. The company is led by a 2009 Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of Year award winner, and has been identified as one of the top 100 companies to watch by Red Herring magazine. For more information, please visit www.appriver.com.