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AppRiver Makes List of Best Places to Work

AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it has been named to Florida Trend's Best Companies to Work For list in 2012.  The company ranked 20th in the "Midsized" category based on hiring practices, employee satisfaction and corporate culture.


"In order to create a phenomenal experience for customers, we have to start with phenomenal employees," said Michael Murdoch, president and CEO of AppRiver. "That's why we work so hard to attract and retain the top talent available. We believe the way we treat our team members is reflected in the way our team treats our customers."


Since its inception, AppRiver has sustained an impressive 93-percent customer retention rate while growing its customer base to more than 45,000 companies and over eight million mailboxes worldwide, making it one of the largest email and Web security service providers in the world.


To sustain high performance and continue superior business results, AppRiver offers employee programs through an internal training program, referred to as AppRiver University (AppU).  AppU provides employees ongoing professional development courses, technical certification programs and offsite classes.  AppU also coordinates health and wellness activities, financial counseling opportunities and interoffice games and competitions.


"One thing that distinguishes best companies everywhere is their ability to hire effectively. So for our coverage this year we focused on how Florida's Best Companies go about identifying and choosing their workers," says Mark Howard, executive editor. "Hard skills are clearly important, but the companies we talked to generally put a lot of emphasis on other things as well - how well a worker will fit into the company's culture, for example. And in deciding whether to hire someone, they frequently involve as many of their current employees as possible."


"The groups that carefully evaluate new staff are frequently the same ones that serve their clients exceptionally well," adds Florida Trend Publisher Andrew Corty. "It's our pleasure to recognize these great companies and encourage others to join them in building Florida's competitive advantage."


The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council. The process included two steps in which there was an evaluation of the workplace, policies, practices, philosophies and demographics in addition to a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and their final rankings.


For the complete list of the 2012 Florida Trend Best Companies to Work For in Florida, visit:


About Florida Trend

Florida Trend magazine provides excellent, forward-looking, and in-depth reporting on business, finance and public policy in Florida. Florida Trend reaches more than 250,000 business executives, government officials and civic leaders. In addition, the magazine's website reaches approximately 80,000 unique visitors monthly. For more information, please visit


About Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners to establish and manage "Best Places to Work," "Best Companies" and "Best Employers" programs. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence. For more information, visit



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