SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

May 02, 2012 08:00 ET

Kerio Connect 7.4 Furthers the iPad as a Complete IT Management Tool

Optimized iPad Interface Means Full Administration Capabilities From Virtually Anywhere for IT Managers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Kerio Technologies today announced Kerio Connect 7.4, a new version of its popular messaging server. Kerio Connect 7.4 unburdens IT administrators from being stuck at their desk when performing routine tasks. With full Web administration optimized for the iPad, IT managers can be up and about, moving around the office addressing specific user problems, or off site while conducting everyday tasks like applying user access policies, setting up new user mailboxes, or browsing logs and troubleshooting the server.

"Using our iPads with Kerio Connect is a very effective and convenient way to manage the mail server," said Nick Hoague and Ray Lund at OnePointSync, a Kerio Preferred Partner in Lakewood, Colorado. "Not only can we do routine maintenance on the weekends from our homes, but we can also be at a user's desk to view their issue, and then troubleshoot it right there on the spot."

Kerio Connect administration web interface via the iPad expands the tablet's capabilities as a "hardcore" IT and technical support tool. The web interface provides new multi-gesture support, multiple finger scrolling, two-finger tap to get contextual menus, and toggling to hide the menu tree to maximize screen real estate.

One of the new features that IT administrators can implement via the iPad is user access policies. Access policies allow administrators to control access for email services like Kerio WebMail and Microsoft Outlook. Administrators also have the ability to restrict mobile device access, which will allow them to regain control over how employees remotely connect to the server. This is easily done by configuring connectivity permissions for email protocols like ActiveSync, IMAP, and Exchange Web Services.

"It's a bit ironic that full administration via the iPad makes it easy for the IT administrator to limit what devices others can use to access the network," said Scott Schreiman, CEO, Kerio Technologies. "With Kerio Connect we have always prided ourselves in offering more choices in how employees want to work than any other mail server. While that is still the case, we think it's prudent for organizations to control how their network is accessed, and think we have found the delicate middle ground with Kerio Connect 7.4."

With integrated anti-virus, an improved anti-spam engine, and built-in archiving, Kerio Connect 7.4 gives businesses everything they need for secure and robust email. It is available as both an on-premise server and a cloud email solution through a Kerio hosting partner to give organizations a choice in where their email is stored. This alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps meets the messaging needs and IT budgets of small and midsize organizations.

Kerio Connect 7.4 runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and is available as a virtual appliance on the VMware platform. The solution starts at $465 for five users; additional users start at $27. For more information, please visit:

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides unified collaboration, communications and security solutions for businesses and organizations worldwide that prefer a simple approach to IT. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Brazil, 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 more than 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, Microsoft, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation. For more information, please visit

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