AppRiver Announces New Partnership with Kite Distribution

Security vendor signs distribution agreement with leading UK IT distributor

 AppRiver today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Kite Distribution, a leader in technology distribution and channel services, to deliver its cloud-based security solutions across United Kingdom.

“This agreement highlights our commitment to bringing innovative technologies to the UK channel” said Kip Tumber of Kite Distribution.  “Email is the most important business productivity tool for the majority of organisations – regardless of how big or small the company is.  With the release of Office365 – Microsoft have given customers new considerations regarding licensing models, data sovereignty and security.  AppRiver gives channel partners the ability to capitalise on this massive market sector & offer tremendous value around security, performance, single pane of glass management and award winning customer support.”

AppRiver currently protects 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, Web protection and the popular Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite.  All services come with a 30-day free trial and are backed by AppRiver’s signature Phenomenal Care™.

“As new cyber threats and security requirements emerge, customers look to their solution providers for guidance on how to best protect their systems,” explains Rocco Donnino, EVP, AppRiver.  “Our technology was designed to keep businesses productive and information secure.  And, we’re pleased to be offering the Kite Distribution partner community choice, enhanced functionality and greater overall value.”

AppRiver redefines two-tier partner programs by making them simple; the partner can set the price, bill their customers and cancel their service any time, while AppRiver can handle supporting and troubleshooting any issues that may arise. Additionally, AppRiver understands how annual contracts can become a barrier to many partners and their customers with the fear of costly cancellation fees if the program or solution is not the best fit. That is why AppRiver offers affordable per-user, pay-as-you-go services that give partners greater flexibility and more control without hidden charges under the surface.

To further streamline its partner program, AppRiver offers its partners a management console, designed with the two tiers needed – a portal where Kite Distribution can manage its partners, and then a separate portal where resellers can create end users and manage their services. Both portals can be branded according to partners’ and resellers’ needs.

The distribution agreement will take effect on November 3, 2015 with immediate benefits to resellers and customers.

For more information, please visit


About AppRiver

AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) 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 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. To learn more, visit AppRiver onlineFacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.