GULF BREEZE, FL – AppRiver LLC (www.appriver.com), a leading provider of email messaging solutions, has been selected as one of the Red Herring 100, the most innovative private technology companies based in North America. The Red Herring editorial board selected AppRiver as one of 100 winners from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. Nominees were closely evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their ecosystem.
“We can see the exciting evolution of the technology sector reflected in the quality and variety of exceptional companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together,” said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring. “It was tough to choose just 100 winners from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected as finalists.”
The 100 winning companies were announced today at the Red Herring North America event in San Jose, California, where the CEOs of the winning startups have been presenting their innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists all week.
“We are pleased to be among the high-tech industry leaders and innovators represented by the Red Herring 100,” said Michael Murdoch, CEO and co-founder of AppRiver. “We got here by anticipating our customers’ needs and providing them with cost-effective on-demand solutions. That will remain our primary focus in the years ahead.”
Founded in April 2002, AppRiver – based in Gulf Breeze, Florida – is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider offering secure messaging solutions to businesses of all sizes. In addition to spam and virus protection, the company provides a complete managed service for Microsoft Exchange. With more than 30,000 customers around the world – and an impressive 97% customer retention rate since its inception – AppRiver is one of the largest email security managed service providers worldwide. In 2006, Red Herring magazine named AppRiver one of 10 private security companies to watch, and more recently the company was named to CRN Magazine’s 2007 Emerging Tech Dynamos list. For more information, visit www.appriver.com.
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