AppRiver Announces First France Distributor – Watsoft

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Agreement is part of AppRiver’s ongoing strategic expansion in Europe

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Our technology was designed to keep businesses productive and information secure. - Rocco Donnino, AppRiver

AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and cloud security solutions, today confirmed its first distributor agreement in France. Watsoft, a professional software distributor, is set to add AppRiver’s entire security suite to its portfolio.

“This agreement highlights the importance of delivering comprehensive security and productivity solutions to our reseller community,” said Oleg Bivol, President of Watsoft. “With more than 2,800 resellers in France, we want to make sure that our product offerings help resellers build profitable IT businesses. AppRiver is the perfect fit because we’re seeing increased demand for email security, encryption and hosted exchange. Add to that the flexibility of offering monthly commitments and award-winning customer support, and we have two great differentiators that we know will be a winning combination.”

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™.

“As new cyber threats and security requirements emerge, customers look to their solution providers for guidance on how to best protect their systems,” explains Rocco Donnino, EVP, AppRiver. “Our technology was designed to keep businesses productive and information secure. And, we’re pleased to be offering the Watsoft partner community choice, enhanced functionality and greater overall value.”

AppRiver redefines two-tier partner programs by making them simple; the partner can set the price, bill their customers and cancel their service any time, while AppRiver can handle supporting and troubleshooting any issues that may arise. Additionally, AppRiver understands how annual contracts can become a barrier to many partners and their customers with the fear of costly cancellation fees if the program or solution is not the best fit. That is why AppRiver offers affordable per-user, pay-as-you-go services that give partners greater flexibility and more control without hidden charges under the surface.

To further streamline its partner program, AppRiver offers its partners a management console, designed with the two tiers needed – a portal where Watsoft can manage its partners, and then a separate portal where resellers can create end users and manage their services. Both portals can be branded according to partners’ and resellers’ needs.

Watsoft will make AppRiver solutions available to their reseller community beginning on November 1, 2015.

About Watsoft
Watsoft is a value added distributor whose mission is to provide SMBs with professional software solutions to help them manage and secure their information systems. Its offer is distributed by a strong network of more than 2800 resellers in France and French speaking countries. The specificities of Watsoft: an electronic distribution mode, technical support for its resellers, a technical training offer and an efficient commercial service dedicated to resellers. To learn more, visit Watsoft online and Twitter.

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. To learn more, visit AppRiver online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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