News Releases

AppRiver Named Best of Interop 2010 Finalist

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, today announced its Secure Hosted Exchange service has been selected as a Best of Interop 2010 finalist in the Wireless & Mobility award category, recognizing its unrivaled ability to increase the speed and reliability for mobile broadband users.

AppRiver is the only Microsoft Exchange hosting provider to embed the Akamai global distribution platform into its service. As a result, AppRiver customers receive faster connectivity and more reliable performance from both wireline and wireless business e-mail at no additional cost.

"Interfering factors like Internet congestion and cell network issues can negatively affect e-mail performance, impacting the demands of today's increasingly mobile workforce," said Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver. "By implementing Akamai's IP Application Accelerator into our Secure Hosted Exchange service, we are able to improve the overall global experience for mobile device users by optimizing the Internet and minimizing the impact introduced by oversubscribed wireless networks."

Recent performance evaluations using the mobile performance monitoring testing solutions from Compuware Gomez demonstrated that AppRiver's Akamai-enabled hosted Exchange service can improve mobile e-mail performance by up to 50 percent. To view test findings, please click here.

Best of Interop 2010 recognizes some of the world's most innovative technologies across nine major categories. The panel of judges chosen to determine the Best of Interop finalists was made up of award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. The judges selected the products they believe have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies, helping move the industry forward.

AppRiver's Secure Hosted Exchange will be showcased at booth #953 at Interop Las Vegas, North America's leading business technology event. The Best of Interop Judging Committee reviewed more than 100 entries and selected finalists based on the products with the most significant technical impact that are helping to move business technology forward.

"The Best of Interop Awards highlight important technologies that are driving innovation and new levels of achievement in the industry," said Art Wittmann, Managing Director, InformationWeek Analytics. "We applaud all participating companies for their advancements within the business technology market and look forward to announcing the Best of Interop winners onsite at Interop Las Vegas."

The nine category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected for include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center & Storage
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Management, Monitoring & Testing
  • Performance Optimization
  • Security
  • Virtualization
  • Wireless & Mobility

In addition to these nine specific category areas, there will be three special awards chosen: an overall Best of Interop, Best Startup and the Green Award, which recognizes eco-friendly products.

This year's Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics. Best of Interop winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 28 during Interop Las Vegas, happening April 25-29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: