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AppRiver Expanding to Austin, Texas


AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it is opening a branch location in Austin, Texas, in order to tap into the area's rich pool of talented software developers. The fast-growing 11-year-old company will open its doors on September 15 in the Austin Oaks Whitney Building, a space that offers room for rapid expansion. The company plans to begin recruiting new employees immediately, with a goal of hiring at least a dozen new team members by the end of the first year.

"Austin has a thriving tech community that's loaded with super talented software developers who can help us grow and improve our suite of email and Web security services," said AppRiver CEO Michael Murdoch. "AppRiver has established a reputation for highly effective and reliable services backed by phenomenal customer support. To sharpen our competitive edge, we need the best developers available and we think Austin is where we'll find a lot of them."

Murdoch noted that just last week Forbes magazine named Austin the No. 1 city in America for job growth, with several large companies announcing expansions there. According to Murdoch, that's a testament to the area's highly skilled workforce - and a prime incentive for attracting more of the world's top tech professionals.

"A rich pool of talent attracts great companies," he said. "And great companies attract more strong talent."

Founded in 2002, AppRiver's primary focus is on providing subscription-based cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses. The award-winning, privately held company now protects more than eight million mailboxes for 45,000 businesses around the globe.

Just last year, AppRiver opened its new Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters, AppRiver AG, in Lupfig, Switzerland near Zurich to keep pace with its overseas customer base. Now the company's focus is on growing its team of world-class developers and engineers in order to claim a larger share of the cloud security market.

AppRiver's services include spam and virus filtering, Web protection, secure email hosting, email encryption, tracking and control, along with archiving and compliance services. All come with a 30-day free trial and are backed by AppRiver's signature Phenomenal Careā„¢.

About AppRiver

AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. AppRiver offers comprehensive, affordable subscription-based solutions that include spam and virus protection, email encryption and Web protection. 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 a 93% customer retention rate while protecting eight million mailboxes for more than 45,000 companies worldwide. The company maintains offices in Florida, New York, Texas and Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.appriver.com.

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