AppRiver’s Digital Disaster Program Extends Free Emergency Email Protection Service to Companies Facing Natural Disasters
AppRiver is making available its Digital Disaster Preparedness Program, a service designed to protect and preserve email traffic, free to organizations facing imminent natural disasters such as a hurricanes or flooding.
“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 a natural disaster.”
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 charge.
“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.”
Florida knows the impact of catastrophic weather all too well – the impact of families and businesses can be devastating. Recent Tropical Storm Arthur created difficulties for business across the southeast coast. Earlier this year, flooding in Florida’s Panhandle also saw businesses facing severe issues with work continuity.
- Registration is simple and typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete:
- Businesses simply contact AppRiver to receive step-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.
Florida Continues Moving In The Right Direction
Throughout the past three years, the economy in Florida has grown a total of 9.9 percent, from $728 billion to its current level. According to the most recent Did You Know released by the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida’s economy continues to grow.
This is a growing trend. In fact, a recent report by the Wall Street Journal suggests Florida is now a model for economic growth for the nation. Indeed, four years ago Florida saw its unemployment grow to more than 11 percent under the Crist administration. And while our work is far from over in securing Florida’s future, Florida’s unemployment rate is now less than the national average and continues to remain below the national average. Florida’s fourth grade reading scores are number two in the world only behind Hong Kong.
Florida’s private sector has created more than 500,000 jobs in the past three years, jobs that come from companies like Pratt & Whitney and AppRiver. These companies are creating their own Florida stories and, along the way, supporting the economies of their communities and their state. Pratt & Whitney is bringing more than 100 jobs to West Palm Beach while AppRiver’s CEO Michael Murdoch has taken the Gulf Breeze-headquartered company from Georgia to around the world. Such has been the success of AppRiver, they were recently awarded Governor Rick Scott’s Ambassador Award for their success.
“It was great to be recognized by the state of Florida for creating jobs, especially in a down economy,” said Murdoch. “Even during the recession we were adding customers, which I think is a testament to the company and the services we are providing and the market that we are in.”
In a recent interview on the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line, Murdoch explained that the market for business security software is worldwide and Florida’s business friendly climate allows AppRiver to compete globally from Gulf Breeze, Florida. “Even in a down economy, companies have to have technology to be efficient and compete,” said Murdoch.
Throughout the state, we see more and more companies expanding and growing- and we welcome them with open arms to our increasingly business friendly climate.