AppRiver Named to Inc. 5000 for Ninth Year in a Row

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With more than $53 million in revenue and 71% growth during last three years, company makes huge gains in IT security market

AppRiver co-founders, Michael Murdoch and Joel Smith

Our nine-year winning streak is a credit to the employees of AppRiver and their dedication to develop industry-best products and a customer care program that is second-to-none.

Inc. magazine today ranked AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, No. 4057 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs.

AppRiver joins a small, elite group of other fast-growing U.S. companies that have been consistently recognized by Inc. magazine. AppRiver is the only IT service company in Florida to be included at least nine times in the list’s 34-year history, and one of only 19 IT service companies overall.

“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

AppRiver was founded in 2002 when co-founders Michael Murdoch, CEO, and Joel Smith, CTO, shared a vision to provide business-grade email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes without the need for software or hardware. Their concept of cloud-based security services was ahead of the curve, providing a lucrative business that has since experienced a compound growth rate of 74.7 percent.

“Less than two percent of the winners this year have had the pleasure of making the list nine years in a row,” said Murdoch. “And while global demand for cloud-based security solutions is on the rise, our nine-year winning streak is a credit to the employees of AppRiver and their dedication to develop industry-best products and a customer care program that is second-to-none.”

AppRiver currently protects 47,000 businesses around the globe from today's most sophisticated IT threats. The company's cloud-based security suite includes email hosting, email security, archiving, encryption, Web protection and the popular Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite. All services come with a 30-day free trial and are backed by AppRiver's signature Phenomenal Care™.

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. Qualifying companies are U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and are not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.    

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 http://www.appriver.com.

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