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AppRiver Awarded As One of 50 Most Innovative Companies By Tech Journal South

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it has been recognized as one of the top 50 privately-held technology companies in the southeastern United States by Tech Journal South, the business publication of the southeast’s new economy.

According to Tech Journal South, Tech 50 2009 winners represent the future leaders of the southeast technology community. Among the judging criteria, AppRiver was selected on the basis of technology innovation for its leading suite of e-mail and Web protection services. Nominees were also evaluated in the areas of management team, marketplace potential and execution success.

“This award is an important reflection of the southeast as a growth area for technology innovation,” said Michael Murdoch, president and CEO of AppRiver. “We are honored to be recognized among the top technology innovators in our region. This recognition for AppRiver speaks to our approach of upholding the highest standard of excellence when it comes to both our technology offerings and our customer relationships.”

AppRiver was founded in 2002 when co-founders Michael Murdoch and Joel Smith, CTO, shared a vision to provide business-grade e-mail and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes without the need for software or hardware. Their concept of in-the-cloud security solutions was ahead of the curve, providing a lucrative business that has more than doubled each year.

AppRiver’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. By adding SecureSurf Web protection to its in-the-cloud security suite, AppRiver protects companies from multi-vector blended threats by thoroughly securing every connection to the Internet.

For the complete list of Tech 50 2009 winners, 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

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