SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

November 03, 2009 09:00 ET

Kerio Challenges Hardware UTM Establishment With Software Appliance Strategy

New Software and Virtual Appliance Editions of Kerio WinRoute Firewall Offer Flexible Choices for Deploying Network Security Solutions

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - The latest release of Kerio WinRoute Firewall gives network administrators something they aren't used to getting from the network security marketplace -- choice. Dusan Vitek, VP of worldwide marketing for Kerio Technologies, explains: "While businesses can choose from a confusingly large number of hardware firewall appliance models, once they choose a product they are restricted to that hardware, with expensive add-on options and a costly upgrade path. Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.7.1 now offers a compelling alternative."

The new version of Kerio WinRoute Firewall has been released for the first time in a Software Appliance edition and a VMware Virtual Appliance edition. Both versions employ a hardened Linux OS that requires no configuration or maintenance; the first is available as an ISO image for easy installation on dedicated hardware, and the second is available as an industry-standard OVF package designed for VMware deployment, but also easily installable on other virtualization platforms.

"We have seen the powerful impact virtualization has made on our own business, and based on the success we have enjoyed with the virtualized version of our messaging product, it was a simple decision to offer virtual appliance versions of Kerio WinRoute Firewall," shares Mr. Vitek. "In addition to providing a new generation of IT administrators an easy way to test our robust network security features, they can also choose to deploy the product virtually, easily integrating with their existing network and virtualization infrastructure."

Kerio's network of 4,400 value added partners now have the freedom to tailor scalable security solutions for their clients on the hardware or virtualization platform of their choice.

"Kerio WinRoute Firewall Software Appliance is very easy to install, the setup time was very short, and I can offer my customers increased stability and a cost-effective alternative with endless hardware options," said Steve Wildow, CEO of Tipp Technical Solutions, LLC, a Kerio Preferred Partner based in Dayton, Ohio. "This is my first choice for upgrading my customers when their current Cisco and SonicWALL hardware solutions fail."

The new software and virtual appliances of Kerio WinRoute Firewall are available immediately for download from and available for purchase from Kerio resellers worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

Kerio WinRoute Firewall Software Appliance starts at $329 for ten users, or $395 with integrated McAfee Anti-Virus. For more information on Kerio WinRoute Firewall, please visit:

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, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection. The company has 4,400 channel partners in 108 countries. Technology partners include McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY). For more information, please visit

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