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AppRiver Named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor

Company Recognized by Voice of the Channel for Leading Partner Programs and Innovative E-mail and Web Security Technology

GULF BREEZE, FL—July 9, 2009—AppRiver, a leading provider of secure e-mail and Web security solutions, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. In the IT security category, CRN recognized AppRiver as one of 32 hot and upcoming vendors of security products for its SaaS security suite.

CRN’s Emerging Technology Vendor list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that challenges industry giants. AppRiver was selected for the value it provides to the channel and for the innovative way it meets customers’ most pressing e-mail and Web protection needs. As new e-mail threats and security requirements emerge, customers look to their solution providers for guidance about the best way to protect their systems. For that reason, AppRiver’s Partner Programs are designed to help solution providers quickly and easily capitalize on their position as a trusted advisor for their clients.

“Solution Providers seek out innovative vendors that create new and innovative ideas to help them build revenue and customer loyalty,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. “Our Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors. We congratulate all of the vendors for their innovation and creativity and their commitment to the technology sales channel.”

This recognition comes on the heels of AppRiver’s recent award for the highest, Five-Star Partner Program Guide Certification from Everything Channel. As part of Everything Channel’s 15th annual 2009 Partner Program Guide, technology vendors were evaluated based on several specific criteria to determine which programs give reseller partners the best elements for going to market, revenue and profitability potential and the ability to grow. From these evaluations, an elite subset of vendor partner programs, including AppRiver’s, were designated as Five-Stars.

“AppRiver is a channel-centric company, providing industry leading SaaS applications to more than 1,300 partners worldwide,” said Brian Haynes, director of channel sales at AppRiver. “We work tirelessly to equip our extensive network of partners with the support, training and elite technology that will achieve success. We are honored by this prestigious recognition from the channel community as it is yet another proof point of our commitment to our partners and to bringing award-winning cloud security services to business of all sizes.”

AppRiver protects companies from multi-vector blended threats by securing every connection to the Internet. The company’s security suite includes e-mail hosting, e-mail security, archiving, encryption and Web protection services. SecureSurf, the newest addition to the AppRiver portfolio, is a best-of-breed, comprehensive and cost-effective Web filtering and malware protection solution.

The vendors who make the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2001 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy. Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information.

About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results. For more information, please visit:;

About United Business Media Limited
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities – from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, please visit:

About AppRiver
AppRiver is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) security provider offering secure messaging and Web solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to spam and virus protection, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft® Exchange. With more than 35,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97 percent customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest e-mail security managed service providers 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 was also identified as one of the top 100 companies to watch in 2008 by Red Herring magazine. For more information, please visit