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AppRiver Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition


AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it has been named one of the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers by Nine Lives Media. The security services provider ranked sixteenth in the 2012 Talkin' Cloud 100 report.

"We are honored to be selected as a member of this prestigious group," said Michael Murdoch, CEO, AppRiver. "We work around the clock to protect businesses of all sizes from today's most sophisticated online threats. Our goal is to give our customers peace of mind knowing that they will receive phenomenal technical support and their data and networks are secure, 24 hours a day, every day."

AppRiver protects companies from multi-vector blended threats by securing every connection to the Internet. The company's cloud security suite includes email hosting, email and Web security, archiving, encryption and business continuity services. The company is dedicated to providing Phenomenal Careā„¢ and offers customers 24/7 support, as well as a free 30-day trial with no contracts or cancellation penalties.

The Talkin' Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin' Cloud's online survey, conducted January through April 2012, which recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates). The Top 100 Cloud Service Providers generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues for 2011, up nearly 46 percent from 2010, according to the Talkin' Cloud 100 report, which is available now by visiting www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

This year's Talkin' Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkin' Cloud 50) has been expanded to include:

  • Cloud service providers -- companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators -- companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers -- companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators -- companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

"Nine Lives Media and Talkin' Cloud congratulate AppRiver," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. "The Talkin' Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin' Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab."

Talkin' Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin' Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

About AppRiver

AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider offering award-winning email 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, email encryption and Web security on the market. In addition, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange, as well as a bundled Office 365 solution. Since its inception, AppRiver has sustained an impressive 93% customer retention rate while growing its customer base to more than 45,000 companies and over 8 million mailboxes worldwide. The company maintains offices in Florida, New York and Switzerland, and is led by an Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. For more information, please visit www.appriver.com.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company's IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin' Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.