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AppRiver Expands Email Service Offering with Launch of Microsoft Exchange 2003 Hosting Solution


AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of business email security solutions, today introduced its easy-to-deploy and operate Microsoft Exchange 2003 hosting service. AppRiver's Exchange Hosting features an innovative new web-based control panel, Shoreline, providing the ability for more organizations than ever before to benefit from the advanced messaging and collaboration features in Outlook when using Exchange 2003.

Launched at the Microsoft® Exchange Connections conference in Orlando, April 9-12, AppRiver's Exchange Hosting with Shoreline will be available as part of a complete managed email service offering that also includes SecureTide™, the company's powerful inbound and outbound spam and virus protection.

Targeted at the corporate, government and educational markets worldwide, Exchange Hosting with Shoreline reduces the complexity and investment required to provision and maintain Exchange 2003, enabling administrators to benefit from the mobility, data synchronization and collaboration offerings of Exchange with minimal training and technical support.

AppRiver's Exchange 2003 hosting solution simplifies all setup, provisioning, and management functions, requiring administrators only to log into the Shoreline Control Panel to access all of Exchange's rich messaging and collaboration features. Shoreline also empowers end users, providing a web-based Outlook configuration wizard that allows them to set up accounts, access email settings for mobile devices, view mailbox usage and reset their own passwords.

Once logged in to Shoreline, administrators can quickly and easily change Exchange settings, such as adding users, changing storage quotas, and creating distribution groups - all in real-time. Shoreline also provides simple controls for email routing, domain aliases, forwarding, passwords and client configuration features.

Built using Microsoft .Net technology, Shoreline simplifies user migration, allowing administrators to migrate one user at a time, or all simultaneously. And, a unique Outlook client configuration wizard automatically transitions users from their old email environment to AppRiver's Exchange Hosting platform.

"We designed our new hosting control panel to simplify speed and delivery of Exchange provisioning and management for service providers, VARs and end users," said Michael Murdoch, AppRiver's CEO and co-founder. "By giving administrators simple access to Exchange, Shoreline allows businesses and other organizations to benefit from the mobility, data synchronization and collaboration offerings of Exchange with significant time and cost savings."

AppRiver's Exchange Hosting will enable AppRiver's network of more than 500 resellers in the U.S. and Europe to have a comprehensive email offering with emphasis on security and reliability.

"Courtesy Computers was in the process of building a proprietary framework to use Exchange when we were introduced to AppRiver's Exchange Hosting," said Tim Woodcock, CEO of Courtesy Computers, a leading South Florida IT services provider. "Not only did the cost benefit of outsourcing to AppRiver impress us, but Shoreline has a very quick learning curve so it makes Exchange more digestible for our clients. Embedding AppRiver's anti-spam and anti-virus technology is also a key benefit. It's nice to be able to use one vendor for both of these critical needs."

AppRiver's Exchange Hosting with Shoreline has a suggested end user price of $12.95 per user per month, which includes 200 MB of configurable Domain Aggregate Quota per user. Administrators are free to adjust user storage allocation as needs demand, and additional aggregate storage is available for $29.95/GB. No contracts are required and a 60-day free trial is available. Inbound and outbound email is protected with AppRiver's popular managed email security service, SecureTide.

All the features of Exchange and Outlook are provided, including: Public Folders; Distribution Groups; Domain and User Level Rules; Outlook 2003; Outlook Web Access; Outlook Mobile Access and ActiveSync. Blackberry Enterprise Server and GoodLink are also available.

AppRiver's Exchange environment features a clustered and redundant architecture that eliminates the opportunity for a single point of failure. The hosting facilities are SAS 70 level II Certified, and Microsoft-certified staff members are on site to provide any necessary technical support. AppRiver also will make the Shoreline provisioning system available to OEMs and ISPs. Complete technical and pricing information can be found at www.AppRiver.com.