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SAGE Computer Associates Wins Business Solutions Magazine’s 2009 Channel Innovator Award


AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of secure e-mail messaging solutions, today announced that its value added reseller SAGE Computer Associates has won Business Solutions magazine's 2009 Channel Innovator Award in the Network Security category. SAGE Computer Associates was selected for its noteworthy use of AppRiver's hosted Exchange e-mail service with SecureTide™ spam and virus protection for an implementation at a medical center that needed an e-mail system with secure mobile communication.

"Customers in heavily regulated industries like healthcare need the assurance that their e-mail communications will be reliable and secure, particularly on mobile devices, especially when sensitive patient data is involved," said Jeff Cohn president and CEO of SAGE Computer Associates. "AppRiver technology has been essential in helping SAGE Computer Associates provide our customers with a manageable, secure, hosted e-mail system. Spam is no longer a source of daily annoyance, while comprehensive e-mail backup has prevented critical data loss. We look forward to continued success with AppRiver as we ensure that our customers are well equipped with comprehensive, yet cost-effective messaging solutions."

Business Solutions created the Channel Innovator Award to recognize solutions providers that have made significant contributions to the technology and business success of their customers with IT hardware, software and services. Channel Innovators are selected based on their creativity and success when solving the complex technological issues of their customers. The complete list of winners is featured in the "Annual Guide to VAR Programs" in the May 2009 issue of Business Solutions magazine.

SAGE was selected as this year's Network Security award recipient for its ability to quickly and thoroughly implement AppRiver's secure hosted Exchange technology at a cancer treatment facility. The doctors and other care providers rely on computers for electronic medical records, communication and research, and must be able to get e-mails no matter where they are-at the office, in one of several hospitals or anywhere in between. Using the AppRiver solution, they have a centralized, secure e-mail system with the ability to automatically synchronize e-mail, appointments, contacts and tasks on a mobile device.

"SAGE Computer Associates is a highly valued AppRiver partner, known for going above the norm to provide successful technology implementations, and we congratulate them for this prestigious recognition by Business Solutions for installation of Exchange hosting with SecureTide," said Brian Haynes, director of channel sales, AppRiver. "Value added resellers are a crucial part of AppRiver's business, and we strive to continue to provide key partners like SAGE Computer Associates with the necessary resources-such as our leading mobile device synchronization technology for e-mail-to meet their customers' most pressing e-mail and Web protection needs."