"Digital Disaster Preparedness" Service Available for Any Florida Company With Internet Domain Name
GULF BREEZE, FL — May 22, 2007 —
AppRiver, a leading provider of email security solutions, today
announced it will once again partner with the Florida Chamber of
Commerce to offer free emergency email protection, including
spam and virus filtering, for all Florida businesses during
the 2007 hurricane season.
Now in its third year, the "Digital Disaster Preparedness"
program is designed to protect and preserve email traffic for
those businesses whose IT infrastructures are directly threatened
by a hurricane. From June 1 to November 30, businesses with an
internet domain name can activate the service online in less than
10 minutes once their area has been issued a hurricane warning.
Once a company signs up for the service, AppRiver will monitor
that company's email server activity. If the receiving server is
affected by a hurricane, AppRiver will begin queuing the business'
incoming email messages in one of its own securely located data
centers until that company's email servers are up and running
again. The company can also request for its email to be redirected
elsewhere or made available online, so the business can remain
functional during the storm and the post-storm recovery
"As a business that relies heavily on secure email services, we
know first-hand how critical email is to function in today's
business market, and we hope to make it easier for other businesses
to avoid the lost customers and lost opportunities that can come
with the disruption of email service," said Michael Murdoch, CEO of
AppRiver. "We're excited to be able to offer this service to all
Florida companies, who are especially vulnerable to hurricanes,
flooding and other natural disasters."
"We're looking forward to teaming up again with AppRiver to help
other Florida businesses protect their operations throughout the
hurricane season," said Blake Gehres, Chief Technology Officer,
Florida Chamber of Commerce. "We hope all Florida companies will
take advantage of this valuable service if their area is issued a
To access the free service, businesses need only visit the
Florida Chamber web site (www.floridachamber.com) or
the AppRiver web site (www.appriver.com) and click
the button marked "Digital Disaster Preparedness." Users will be
guided through a simple process from that point or they can call
AppRiver at 1-866-223-4645.
About the Florida Chamber of CommerceEstablished in 1916 as Florida's first statewide business
advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the
state's largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and
associations, representing more than 137,000 employers. The Chamber
works within all branches of government to affect those changes set
forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as
critical to the continued improvement of Florida's business
AppRiver is a privately held provider of business email
solutions, including Microsoft Exchange 2003 hosting and spam and
virus filtering, with more than 14,000 customers using its managed
services and over 25,500 businesses worldwide using its solutions.
Founded in 2002, AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze,