11 Years in a Row: AppRiver Again Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Gulf Breeze, Florida, Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eleven years . . . and counting. That’s how many times AppRiver, a leading cloud cybersecurity and productivity provider has been included on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in America. As only the second Florida business to ever reach this milestone, AppRiver is among a tiny handful of companies nationwide to earn the distinction.

Only a fraction of businesses has made the Inc. 5000 list more than once, and a mere one-tenth, of one percent nationwide have matched AppRiver’s 11 appearances. Industrywide, AppRiver is one of only seven IT companies in America to have been included for this many years. Not only did AppRiver make the list, it actually improved in the rankings moving to 4111 this year from 4204 in 2016.

“This unprecedented streak is a tribute to our excellent team and partners,” said AppRiver president and CEO Michael Murdoch. “We’ve succeeded by making it easier for companies to remain secure and productive, while providing live, US-based customer care all day, every day.”

The Inc. 5000 provides a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. 

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands Aug. 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved an overwhelming three-year average growth of 481 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.  

AppRiver continues to grow and succeed in the U.S. with its channel partner business and Microsoft Office 365 offerings, and in EMEA through channel and strategic distributors located in multiple countries. The company’s ongoing success is supported by its Phenomenal Care™ customer support. Offered 24 hours per day, every day, customers receive “one-call resolution” from company employees who are highly trained technology experts.

About AppRiver

AppRiver offers cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to 53,000 companies worldwide, with more than 10 million mailboxes under its protection. Launched in 2002 as a spam- and virus-filtering company, AppRiver has since added Web malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving and email continuity to its suite of security services. The company is also among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-use basis with a free, fully supported 30-day trial and 24/7 US-based Phenomenal Care™ customer service. Easy, effective and affordable solutions – backed by white-glove customer care – have enabled the company to maintain an annual 93-percent customer retention rate. AppRiver is headquartered in Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, New York, Switzerland and Spain. To learn more, visit AppRiver online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

MORE ABOUT INC. AND THE INC. 5000

Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/. 

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CONTACT: Jim McClellan
AppRiver
850-932-5338
jmcclellan@appriver.com