AppRiver Enhances Web Security Offering

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SecureSurf™ Web Protection now delivers instant threat notifications when malicious activity is detected on a network so to prevent businesses from getting owned by cyber crooks

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As cyber-attacks increase in sophistication, many organizations react when it is too late because the attack is already underway. - Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver

AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, today announced its latest version of SecureSurf™, a multi-layered adaptive solution to defend against existing and emerging Web-based threats. This version of SecureSurf also features a new Critical Threat Notification capability that serves as an early warning system for network administrators.

SecureSurf’s multi-layered cloud solution combines proactive features such as firewalls, intrusion detection, anomaly alerting, log analysis, malware forensics and virus intelligence data. Until very recently, only large companies could afford to implement and maintain comprehensive solutions, but SecureSurf brings advanced Web security solution to businesses of all sizes.

“Unfortunately for online users today, it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ you will encounter Web-based malware, but ‘when,’” explained Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver. “Our SecureSurf solution was built to put businesses at ease. It’s secure, reliable and delivers the protection a business needs without the complexity and costs often associated with enterprise-grade IT security.”

As a cloud service, SecureSurf can stand alone or work in tandem with AppRiver secure messaging products. Either way, every customer benefits from the company’s global threat intelligence.

“By combining our own file, message, Web and network threat intelligence with industry data, we are effectively identifying network threats and vulnerabilities in order to minimize the threat attack window, or the amount of time an adversary is in the network before they are discovered,” said Smith.

Timely notification and information about cyber intrusion is critical for IT administrators, he adds. “As cyber-attacks increase in sophistication, many organizations react when it is too late because the attack is already underway.”

SecureSurf’s new Critical Threat Notifications are instantly delivered to administrators and flag detected traffic that could indicate a network has been compromised. This new functionality helps ensure threats are mitigated immediately.

“It’s easy to register the IP addresses and domains that we wish to monitor,” said Jessica Johnson, technical support engineer, Zumasys. “Once registration is complete, I trust that AppRiver will send alert notifications if and when it detects a clear indication of system compromise.”

Additional SecureSurf benefits include:

  • Network protection from malware, adware and viruses: Real-time security based on data from a number of sources. SecureSurf's DNS engine captures information about bad URLs from a number of sources, enabling the service to protect customers from emerging insidious sites. Among the tapestry of security sources is AppRiver's own spam protection service, since a high percentage of URLs within spam messages deliver viruses or malware.
  • Quick and easy deployment: As a cloud-based solution, SecureSurf is continuously updated (more than 2,500 times a day) to shield a network and employees from all known and suspected attack types.
  • Minimal footprint: SecureSurf does not slow a browsing experience, and users won’t know SecureSurf is running unless they happen upon a dangerous Web site.
  • Phenomenal Care™: High-touch customer support is available from trained employees 24 hours a day, every day.

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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 47,000 companies and 8.5 million mailboxes worldwide. The company maintains offices in Florida, Georgia, Texas, New York, Switzerland and Spain, and is led by an Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. For more information, please visit

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