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Hixardt Awarded GSA Contract to Provide Appriver’s Secure Messaging Solutions to U.S. Government Agencies


Hixardt Technologies, Inc., an information technology managed and professional services firm, today announced that it has obtained approval from the United States General Services Administration (GSA) under Schedule 70 Contract GS-35F-0576P to provide AppRiver's secure messaging solutions to the U.S. Government.

Based on a rigorous vendor qualification process, the award enables U.S. government agencies to procure AppRiver products and services through Hixardt at competitive, pre-negotiated rates. Government users are therefore assured that they will be receiving high quality services at the lowest possible price.

"Award of the GSA contract is a significant milestone," said Mike Hicks, Jr., president and CEO of Hixardt Technologies, Inc. "The hosted service model is becoming increasingly popular, with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) representing a significant percentage of business application spending. We consider AppRiver as the premium provider in this space and look forward to extending its advanced security solutions to government clients."

As a leading provider of managed e-mail security solutions, AppRiver offers customers award-winning spam and virus protection, Microsoft® Exchange Hosting, and a suite of enhanced services including Email Archiving, Regulatory Compliance, Mobile Messaging Solutions, and Phenomenal Customer Care™. AppRiver's Secure Exchange Hosting Services™ eliminate the time and investment required for businesses to purchase and maintain Exchange servers in-house. Additionally, AppRiver's unique partnership with Akamai assures that users will always have quick and reliable access to Outlook, Outlook Web, and Mobile Devices without internet disruptions, regardless of location.

"AppRiver is pleased to be partnering with Hixardt," said Michael Murdoch, CEO of AppRiver. "GSA's selection process is quite thorough, permitting only those companies that meet strict criteria and remain in compliance with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements to provide security services to government entities. Through Hixardt, we look forward to delivering the benefits of SaaS to government agencies."

Hixardt was also recently awarded a five year Base Level Software Support Service (BLSSS) contract to provide software services to all of Eglin AFB that is valued at $19.2 million.