|[July 16, 2014]
AppRiver Opens Second European Office in Barcelona
GULF BREEZE, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Strong growth opportunities have prompted email and Web security
to open an office in Barcelona, Spain at Diagonal 539-541, 2� 1�.
Demand for cloud-based security services remains high for businesses
looking to outsource IT skills, reduce costs and comply with security
regulations. A recent Gartner (News - Alert) survey
on security spending shows that European firms plan to increase their
consumption of cloud services during the next 12 months, with 74 percent
of respondents rating email security as their top priority among those
"The value of hosted services is considerable in terms of capital and
operational cost reduction," said Michael Murdoch, CEO, AppRiver.
"Customers can onboard services at their own pace and scale as need
dictates while maintaining a predictable monthly billing cycle."
Consumers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) seem to agree as the
market is now one of the largest in the world for IT spending,
accounting for roughly 22 percent of purchases in the $3.7 trillion
global market, according to recent reports.
"Business in Europe has rown steadily since 2012, when we opened our
EMEA headquarters in Switzerland," said Murdoch. "Companies are looking
for top-notch security products to meet their unique business and
technology needs. This office will help us deliver those solutions while
providing local access to our award-winning customer service, 24 hours a
day, every day."
Founded in 2002, AppRiver protects more than 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 and Web
protection services. SecureSurf™, one of the newest additions to the
AppRiver portfolio, is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution for
Web-based malware. All services come with a 30-day free trial and are
backed by AppRiver's signature Phenomenal Care™.
"While AppRiver's U.S.-developed technology solutions can be leveraged
in any international market, it's important for our European customers
to know that solutions are deployed from our data center in
Switzerland," explains Murdoch. "We understand that privacy matters. So
we went the extra mile to ensure that our products are in compliance
with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection (DPA) and the European
Union's Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC."
Swiss data centers have long had a reputation for being some of the
safest in the world. AppRiver's Zurich West Data Centre has been awarded
Uptime Institute's Tier III Design Certification and is certified in
accordance with ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO 50001
Comprehensive Energy Management.
To learn more, please visit www.appriver.com.
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 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. More information may be found at www.appriver.com.
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