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April 27, 2010
AppRiver Named Best of Interop 2010 Finalist

AppRiver, LLC, a provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, announced its Secure Hosted Exchange service has been selected as a Best of Interop (News - Alert) 2010 finalist in the Wireless & Mobility award category, for its ability to increase the speed and reliability for mobile broadband users.

Exchange Hosting from AppRiver simplifies the setup, provisioning, and management of Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange by creating a complete managed service for administrators and end-users.

AppRiver is the only Microsoft Exchange hosting provider to embed the Akamai (News - Alert) global distribution platform into its service, offering AppRiver customers with faster connectivity and more reliable performance from both wireline and wireless business e-mail at no additional cost.

Exchange hosting from AppRiver provides both administrators and end users with distinct advantages over other hosting programs. AppRiver's management interface, for example, is embedded with security enhancements that keep our customers' servers and networks safe. At the same time, the format is easy to use and interact with.

"Interfering factors like Internet congestion and cell network issues can negatively affect e-mail performance, impacting the demands of today's increasingly mobile workforce," explains Joel Smith, CTO, AppRiver.

"By implementing Akamai's IP Application Accelerator into our Secure Hosted Exchange service, we are able to improve the overall global experience for mobile device users by optimizing the Internet and minimizing the impact introduced by oversubscribed wireless networks," Smith adds.

The panel of judges chosen to determine the Best of Interop finalists was made up of award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. The judges selected the products that had potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies.

 "The Best of Interop Awards highlight important technologies that are driving innovation and new levels of achievement in the industry," said Art Wittmann, managing director, InformationWeek Analytics. "We applaud all participating companies for their advancements within the business technology market and look forward to announcing the Best of Interop winners onsite at Interop Las Vegas."

The category areas that Best of Interop finalists were selected for include, Cloud Computing, Collaboration, Data Center & Storage, Infrastructure, Network Management, Monitoring & Testing, Performance Optimization, Security, Virtualization, and Wireless & Mobility.

Also, there will be three awards chosen, an overall Best of Interop, Best Startup and the Green Award, which recognizes eco-friendly products.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire

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