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AppRiver Named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor

AppRiver, a leading provider of secure e-mail and Web security solutions, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. In the IT security category, CRN recognized AppRiver as one of 32 hot and upcoming vendors of security products for its SaaS security suite.

CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that challenges industry giants. AppRiver was selected for the value it provides to the channel and for the innovative way it meets customers' most pressing e-mail and Web protection needs. As new e-mail threats and security requirements emerge, customers look to their solution providers for guidance about the best way to protect their systems. For that reason, AppRiver's Partner Programs are designed to help solution providers quickly and easily capitalize on their position as a trusted advisor for their clients.

"Solution Providers seek out innovative vendors that create new and innovative ideas to help them build revenue and customer loyalty," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "Our Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors. We congratulate all of the vendors for their innovation and creativity and their commitment to the technology sales channel."

This recognition comes on the heels of AppRiver's recent award for the highest, Five-Star Partner Program Guide Certification from Everything Channel. As part of Everything Channel's 15th annual 2009 Partner Program Guide, technology vendors were evaluated based on several specific criteria to determine which programs give reseller partners the best elements for going to market, revenue and profitability potential and the ability to grow. From these evaluations, an elite subset of vendor partner programs, including AppRiver's, were designated as Five-Stars.

"AppRiver is a channel-centric company, providing industry leading SaaS applications to more than 1,300 partners worldwide," said Brian Haynes, director of channel sales at AppRiver. "We work tirelessly to equip our extensive network of partners with the support, training and elite technology that will achieve success. We are honored by this prestigious recognition from the channel community as it is yet another proof point of our commitment to our partners and to bringing award-winning cloud security services to business of all sizes."

AppRiver protects companies from multi-vector blended threats by securing every connection to the Internet. The company's security suite includes e-mail hosting, e-mail security, archiving, encryption and Web protection services. SecureSurf, the newest addition to the AppRiver portfolio, is a best-of-breed, comprehensive and cost-effective Web filtering and malware protection solution.

The vendors who make the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2001 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy. Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information.