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CRN Awards AppRiver with 5-Star Rating

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide and awarded a 5-Star Cloud Vendors partner rating.

The 5-Star rating recognizes the elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors that give solution providers the best partnering elements found in the IT Channel today.

"We are honored CRN recognizes our commitment to the channel and the programs we have put in place to launch partner success," said Brian Haynes, director of channel sales, AppRiver.  "At AppRiver, we work to ensure comfortable, long lasting, revenue-generating relationships with partners by providing innovative solutions and around-the-clock Phenomenal Care™."

AppRiver was selected for the value it provides to the channel and for the innovative way it meets customers' most pressing email and Web protection needs. As new email 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.

The 5-Star Partner Program Guide is assembled by UBM Channel Research using a methodology it developed for assessing information provided in vendors' Partner Program Guide applications. The objective criteria include vendor investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.

"The companies listed in CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today," said Kelley Damore, vice president and editorial director for UBM Channel's CRN. "The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership. We congratulate AppRiver for making this year's list of 5-Star Partner Programs."

For more information about the AppRiver Partner Program, please visit:

The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partner Program listing is featured on and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.

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 is led by an Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, and has been identified as a Top 20 Cloud Security Vendor in 2011 by Everything Channel's CRN magazine. For more information, please visit