SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

July 13, 2011 09:30 ET

Envision Design Named a Preferred Partner by Kerio Technologies

Houston-Based IT Consultancy Reaches Highest Kerio Partner Level With Its Service to SMBs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Kerio Technologies, Inc. today announced that Envision Design LLC, a leading provider of consulting and training services for businesses using Apple technologies in the Houston area, has attained Kerio Preferred Partner status. As a value-added reseller of Kerio's messaging, security and collaboration platforms for three years, the company has demonstrated continuous sales growth and advancement within Kerio's Business Partner Program.

Envision Design goes beyond simply installing and fixing technology. The VAR listens to customers in order to understand their business and then applies its expertise and experience to design an infrastructure that fits each client's needs. As a member of the Apple Consultants Network, the company specializes in Mac-centric and hybrid computing environments. Envision's staff has more than 50 years combined experience working with Mac systems and small business clients in nearly every industry.

"We recognize that our clients would rather spend their time running their business, not managing technology," said Richard Wingfield, owner, Envision Design. "Our passion is helping small and medium sized businesses install and apply the Mac tools they need to make their employees more productive, their IT infrastructure more secure and their company more successful. Our partnership with Kerio enables us to do just that."

Recently, Envision Design worked with Blue Ocean Technologies to upgrade their network security system. Blue Ocean provides innovative cost-effective alternatives to conventional rig-based oil solutions. After an IT security breach, Envision replaced Blue Ocean's aging firewall with Kerio Control, a unified threat management solution. In addition to comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware and other malware, Kerio Control gave the company a robust intrusion detection and prevention system and the ability to monitor network activity through reporting.

In addition, Blue Ocean deployed a second Kerio Control firewall at a remote office in order to set-up a secure VPN (virtual private network) between offices. The VPN, which is a standard feature of Kerio Control, provides fast and secure remote access to the network by consolidating IT infrastructure into a single network using unlimited VPN tunnels.

"We believe that our Partners' success translates into our success, and this mutually beneficial culture drives our partnership program," said Mirek Kren, vice president, worldwide sales. "Envision Design is a welcome addition, as they are dedicated to providing customized implementations of Kerio's product offerings to best fit their customers' IT environments."

The Kerio Partner Program is designed for IT resellers, consultants and MSPs that are dedicated to selling and supporting solutions targeted to SMBs. The program offers comprehensive benefits such as online and in-person training programs, complimentary NFR licenses, no-cost certifications, and priority technical support. In addition, Kerio's secure partner portal offers online orders, license and renewal management tools, an assortment of sales and marketing tools and other online resources. Kerio recently launched a new global partner locator with improved partner search capabilities that drives qualified leads to its Certified and Preferred partners. The company's communication, collaboration and security solutions are offered exclusively via channel partners.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides unified communications, collaboration and security solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation. For more information, please visit www.kerio.com.

"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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