SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

December 02, 2008 09:00 ET

Kerio Announces Partnership With Sonian to Offer Enhanced Email Archiving Service

New Alliance Provides Added Email Storage and Management

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - Kerio Technologies and Sonian, Inc. today announced a new alliance to provide hosted email archiving and electronic discovery service for Kerio MailServer, a cross platform messaging and collaboration solution. Sonian, an archiving technology pioneer, provides secure cloud based email archiving for small- to medium-sized organizations. With this alliance, global customers of Kerio will benefit by having an archiving option that addresses a number of operational challenges, including escalating storage capacity on email servers, backup and business continuity.

Sonian Archive is a scalable, secure and cost effective hosted email archiving service built on top of the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Archiving seeks to satisfy regulatory requirements in industries that require the secure capture, long term storage and rapid electronic discovery of email data. Sonian provides a robust solution to meet the following needs:

--  Regulatory Compliance (SEC, FINRA, SOX, FRCP, HIPPA, etc.)
--  Litigation Support and eDiscovery
--  Storage Resource Management
--  Business Continuity and Best Practices

"The Sonian Email Archiving service is a great complement to Kerio MailServer," said James Gudeli, vice president of Business Development for Kerio. "We support global SMB channel partners and customers, many of whom face similar regulatory and electronic discovery requirements that larger organizations face. Sonian uses a cloud based computing and storage infrastructure to deliver an extreme level of scalability, security and additional functionality over our built-in archiving option. We look forward to having our customers take advantage of this excellent value-added service."

"Organizations are purchasing Kerio MailServer because of its comprehensive feature set, low maintenance and ease of use, all of the same benefits that Sonian provides," said Jeff Richards, vice president of Business Development at Sonian. "Sonian is excited to be able to support the thousands of Kerio MailServer users facing additional requirements for extended email archiving and discovery. With our services in place, they can dedicate more time to immediate business demands."

"Archiving email in a manageable way is becoming an important topic as more and more businesses face compliance issues," said Angela O'Donnell, managing director of W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc., a Kerio Certified Partner located in New York City. "Sonian's service is an easy way to expand the archiving capabilities of Kerio MailServer, and a cost effective way to help our customers meet regulatory requirements."

As a leading Microsoft Exchange alternative, Kerio MailServer works with popular desktop groupware clients including Microsoft Outlook and provides mobile email on smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, or Symbian. Kerio integrates resource scheduling, anti-virus and anti-spam protection, automatic backup and archiving system and is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

The Sonian Archive Service for Kerio MailServer is available immediately. More information for customers and partners can be found at

About Sonian, Inc.

Sonian has partnered with Amazon Web Services to develop the industries first hosted archive solution created on top of cloud computing infrastructure technologies. Amazon's cloud design means very high reliability with no single point of failure. Amazon's cloud computing also provides efficient use of computer hardware, and processes more data with less hardware resources, allowing Sonian to pass the costs savings to customers. Sonian's affordable, reliable and compliant email archiving service supports all mail platforms and across all industries. For more information, please visit:

About W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.

Founded in 1996, W. O'Donnell Consulting, Inc.,, provides technology support to a diverse client base, comprised of advertising and public relations agencies, hospitals, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, retail, real estate agencies, designers, law firms, art galleries, and manufacturers. They extend value to their clients by providing strategic business solutions comprised of, but not limited to, consulting services, project management, comprehensive network design, and strategic implementation expertise.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging and firewall software for small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Great Britain, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium; a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection; and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The company has more than 500 business partners in 82 countries. Technology partners include McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY). For more information, please visit

Kerio was named Tech Innovator of the Year in the Business Software SMB category for its Kerio MailServer by VARBusiness in 2008. PC Magazine ranked Kerio WinRoute Firewall with 2008 Editor's Choice.

"Kerio," its products and its logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kerio Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries, as the case may be.

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