|[July 07, 2014]
Digital Disaster Program Encourages Businesses to Get Prepared
GULFBREEZE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
AppRiver has made available its Digital Disaster Preparedness Program, a
service designed to protect and preserve email traffic, free to those
organizations facing imminent natural disasters such as a hurricanes or
"This service was designed to protect business email during an outage
and help companies get up and running again as quickly as possible,"
said Michael Murdoch, CEO, AppRiver. "Email is critical and a business
shouldn't have to lose important messages even in the midst of a natural
So what exactly is the Digital Disaster Program? The cloud-based service
averts email downtime by redirecting an organization's email to one of
AppRiver's secure data centers in the event of a natural catastrophe.
Once the danger passes and connectivity is restored, AppRiver will
forward all outage-period email back to the company's server, free of
Florida knows the impact of catastrophic weather all too well - the
impact on families and businesses can be devastating. Recent Tropical
Storm Arthur created difficulties for businesses across the entire
southeast coast. Earlier this year, flooding in Florida's Panhandle also
saw businesses facing severe issues with work continuity.
"A program like AppRiver's can revolutionize a business' ability to
prepare for a storm," said Blake Gehres, Chief Technology Officer of
the Florida Chamber of Commerce. "We know all too well what a storm
means for our state - lost jobs, sometimes lost lives, damaged property
and more. AppRiver's program allows businesses the ability to take one
more step to ensure business continuity."
Registration is simple and typically takes less than 10 minutes to
complete.�Businesses simply contact AppRiver to receive sep-by-step
instructions for redirecting their email to AppRiver's secure servers.
Almost immediately thereafter, AppRiver will begin monitoring the
company`s server activity. When AppRiver detects a loss in connectivity
with the email server, its service will begin queuing the business'
incoming messages in one of its own securely located data centers until
the participant's servers are able to receive email again. For this
reason, many companies have come to view this free service as an
essential item on their disaster preparation checklist.
"We are very proud of our partnership with AppRiver," said Gehres.
"Their innovation has helped many Florida businesses and Chambers like
us and we encourage everyone to look into their program. It can make a
difference when it matters the most."
For more information, please visit:�http://411.appriver.com/disaster-preparedness-2014.
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert))
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 (News - Alert) 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 over 8 million mailboxes worldwide. The company
maintains offices in Gulf Breeze, FL, Austin, TX, Atlanta, GA,
Barcelona, Spain and Lupfig, Switzerland, and is led by an Ernst & Young
Florida Entrepreneur of the Year award winner. For more information,
please visit www.appriver.com.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1916
as Florida's first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida
Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state's largest
federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations
aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry
and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of
government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida
Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida's
future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political
Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com
for more information.
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